Tuula Selkälä

Tuula Selkälä

MSc. (Chem.)

Doctoral student

8 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 97 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 31 citations. The author has a h-index of 5.00. (Scopus)


MSc. (Chem.) Tuula Selkälä works as a doctoral student in the cellulose team of the Fiber and Particle Research Unit.  She is pursuing her PhD in the field of lignocellulosic materials under supervision of Assoc. Prof. Henrikki Liimatainen. Her research is focused on developing nanocellulose-based materials in deep eutectic solvents (DESs) and studying their performance in selected (waste)water treatment processes, focusing on micropollutant (e.g. pharmaceuticals) removal.

Research interests

  • Nanocellulose
  • Deep eutectic solvents
  • Micropollutant removal
  • Bionanochemicals in water treatment

Scientific merits

Research groups

  • Doctoral student, Fibre and particle engineering

Selected publications

  • Selkälä, Tuula; Suopajärvi, Terhi; Sirviö, Juho Antti; Luukkonen, Tero; Kinnunen, Päivö; de Carvalho, Ana Luiza Coelho Braga; Liimatainen, Henrikki (2020) Surface Modification of Cured Inorganic Foams with Cationic Cellulose Nanocrystals and Their Use as Reactive Filter Media for Anionic Dye Removal. - Acs applied materials and interfaces online first, online first . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Selkälä, Tuula; Suopajärvi, Terhi; Sirviö, Juho Antti; Luukkonen, Tero; Kinnunen, Paivo; Kling, Kirsten I.; Wagner, Jakob B.; Liimatainen, Henrikki (2019) Efficient entrapment and separation of anionic pollutants from aqueous solutions by sequential combination of cellulose nanofibrils and halloysite nanotubes. - Chemical engineering journal 374, 1013-1024 . [Original]
  • Selkälä, Tuula; Suopajärvi, Terhi; Sirviö, Juho Antti; Luukkonen, Tero; Lorite, Gabriela S.; Kalliola, Simo; Sillanpää, Mika; Liimatainen, Henrikki (2018) Rapid Uptake of Pharmaceutical Salbutamol from Aqueous Solutions with Anionic Cellulose Nanofibrils: The Importance of pH and Colloidal Stability in the Interaction with Ionizable Pollutants. - Chemical engineering journal In press, In press . Original: [Original]
  • Selkälä, Tuula; Sirviö, Juho; Lorite, Gabriela; Liimatainen, Henrikki (2016) Anionically Stabilized Cellulose Nanofibrils through Succinylation Pretreatment in Urea–Lithium Chloride Deep Eutectic Solvent. - ChemSusChem 9 (21), 3074–3083 . [Original]
  • Liimatainen, Henrikki; Laitinen, Ossi; Panpan, Li; Ojala, Jonna; Selkälä, Tuula; Sirviö, Juho Antti; Suopajärvi, Terhi (2016) Deep eutectic solvents in nanocellulose production and functionalization. (Artikkeli ammatillisessa konferenssijulkaisussa). - The 7th Workshop on Cellulose : Regenerated Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives, 15-16 November 2016, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Ei sarjaa/No series. Karlstad. 1-4
  • Lorite, Gabriela Simone; Selkälä, Tuula; Sipola, Teemu; Palenzuela, Jesús; Jubete, Elena; Vinuales, Ana; Cabanero, German; Grande, Hans J.; Tuominen, Jarkko; Uusitalo, Sanna; Hakalahti, Leena; Kordas, Krisztian; Toth, Geza (2017) Novel, smart and RFID assisted critical temperature indicator for supply chain monitoring. - Journal of food engineering 193, 20-28 . [Original]
  • Lorite, Gabriela S.; Rocha, Joao M.; Miilumaki, Noora; Saavalainen, Paula; Selkälä, Tuula; Morales-Cid, Gabriel; Gonçalves, M.P.; Pongracz, Eva; Rocha, Cristina M.R.; Toth, Geza (2017) Evaluation of physicochemical/microbial properties and life cycle assessment (LCA) of PLA-based nanocomposite active packaging. - Lwt: food science and technology 75, 305-315 . [Original]
  • Fu, Qilin; Lorite, Gabriela Simone; Rashid, Md. Masud-Ur; Selkalä, Tuula; Uusitalo, Juha; Toth, Geza; Kordas, Krisztian; Österlind, Tomas; Nicolescu, Cornel Mihai (2015) Suppressing tool chatter with novel multi-layered nanostructures of carbon based composite coatings. - Journal of Materials Processing Technology 223, 292-298
  • Sainio, Sami; Palomäki, Tommi; Rhode, Sneha; Kauppila, Minna; Pitkänen, Olli; Selkälä, Tuula; Toth, Geza; Moram, Michelle; Kordas, Krisztian; Koskinen, Jari; Laurila, Tomi (2015) Carbon nanotube (CNT) forest grown on diamond-like carbon (DLC) thin films significantly improves electrochemical sensitivity and selectivity towards dopamine. - Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 211, 177-186