Essi Sarlin

Associate Professor (tenure track), polymeerimateriaalit
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
| Sub unit: Materials Science and Environmental Engineering
Essi Sarlin

About me

My research in the research group of Plastics and Elastomer Technology is focused mainly on polymer and elastomer based composites and polymer/metal hybrids. Tailoring the interfacial properties between the reinforcements and matrix and controlling the degradation of the structure, are typically my main research questions. In addition, I am very interested in the correlation between microscopic and macroscopic test results, which I think is the key to implement scientific research results into industrial applications. In addition to traditional experimental test methods, micro-robotic test concept is often applied used in my research projects, which allows us to study the mechanical properties of fibres and fibre/matrix interfaces in micro scale and enables unique possibilities to study the degradation of composite materials in a reliable manner. I am actively collaborating with industrial and academic partners internationally and have been a visiting research fellow in the Polymer Competence Center Leoben, Austria (2017) and in the Composite Materials Group of KU Leuven, Belgium (2019).