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Kati Valtonen

Staff Scientist
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
| Lab or field: Engineering Materials Science (EMS)
Kati Valtonen

About me

I am responsible of the research services and the infrastructure of Tampere Wear Center and the materials characterization facilities. In addition, I work as a coordinator of Wear Forum that is a collaboration network between TWC, research institutes, and companies. My particular research interests are the high stress abrasive and impact wear of steels, characterization of wear mechanisms, and assessment of the relevance of laboratory wear test methods in regard of the in-service performance of steels and other wear resistant materials. I have over 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles and about 70 other scientific publications, including conference papers with h-index 15 (Scopus).