Tero Luukkonen

Tero Luukkonen


Postdoctoral Researcher
Geopolymers and water treatment technology

29 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 458 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 109 citations. The author has a h-index of 11.00. (Scopus)


Dr. Tero Luukkonen has experience from various R&D and project management positions within start-up companies and academia. At the moment, he holds an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher position at the University of Oulu. His research interests are water treatment applications of geopolymers, organic peracids in water and wastewater treatment, powerplant water chemistry, and alkali-activated binders.

Research interests

  • Geopolymers
  • Water treatment
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Peracids
  • Adsorption
  • Binder materials

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Research groups

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Fibre and particle engineering

Selected publications

  • Luukkonen, Tero; Abdollahnejad, Zahra; Yliniemi, Juho; Kinnunen, Päivö; Illikainen, Mirja (2017) One-part alkali-activated materials : A review. - Cement and Concrete Research 103, 21-34 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Abdollahnejad, Zahra; Yliniemi, Juho; Kinnunen, Päivö; Illikainen, Mirja (2018) Comparison of alkali and silica sources in one-part alkali-activated blast furnace slag mortar. - Journal of Cleaner Production 187, 171-179 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Sreenivasan, Harisankar; Abdollahnejad, Zahra; Yliniemi, Juho; Kantola, Anu; Telkki, Ville-Veikko; Kinnunen, Päivö; Illikainen, Mirja (2019) Influence of sodium silicate powder silica modulus for mechanical and chemical properties of dry-mix alkali-activated slag mortar. - Construction and building materials 233, 117354 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Abdollahnejad, Zahra; Ohenoja, Katja; Kinnunen, Päivö; Illikainen, Mirja (2019) Suitability of commercial superplasticizers for one-part alkali-activated blast-furnace slag mortar. - Journal of sustainable cement-based materials 8 (4), 244-257 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Abdollahnejad, Zahra; Yliniemi, Juho; Mastali, Mohammad; Kinnunen, Päivö; Illikainen, Mirja (2019) Alkali-activated soapstone waste - Mechanical properties, durability, and economic prospects. - Sustainable Materials and Technologies 22, e00118 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Pehkonen, Simo O. (2017) Peracids in water treatment : A critical review. - Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 47 (1), 1-39 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Heyninck, Tom; Rämö, Jaakko; Lassi, Ulla (2015) Comparison of organic peracids in wastewater treatment: Disinfection, oxidation and corrosion. - Water Research 85, 275-285 . [Original]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Věžníková, Kateřina; Tolonen, Emma-Tuulia; Runtti, Hanna; Yliniemi, Juho; Hu, Tao; Kemppainen, Kimmo; Lassi, Ulla (2017) Removal of ammonium from municipal wastewater with powdered and granulated metakaolin geopolymer. - Environmental technology online first, online first . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Sarkkinen, Minna; Kemppainen, Kimmo; Rämö, Jaakko; Lassi, Ulla (2015) Metakaolin geopolymer characterization and application for ammonium removal from model solutions and landfill leachate. - Applied Clay Science 119, 266–276 . [Original]
  • Luukkonen, Tero; Runtti, Hanna; Niskanen, Mikko; Tolonen, Emma-Tuulia; Sarkkinen, Minna; Kemppainen, Kimmo; Rämö, Jaakko; Lassi, Ulla (2016) Simultaneous removal of Ni(II), As(III), and Sb(III) from spiked mine effluent with metakaolin and blast-furnace-slag geopolymers. - Journal of Environmental Management 166, 579-588 . [Original]

Research visits

  • Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Padova, Italy
    1.11.2018 to 31.3.2019

  • Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Switzerland
    1.9.2019 to 19.6.2020