Plastics and Elastomer Technology

Faculty or school: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

The research group of Plastics and Elastomer Technology focuses on polymeric materials: plastics, rubbers and polymer-composites with various reinforcements. Our core competence areas are in processing, characterisation of physical and chemical properties, testing of mechanical, wear and thermo-electric properties of polymeric materials as well as in modelling and simulation of composite and hybrid materials.

Research focus and goals

Our group has a vision to become a group with increasing recognition among our colleagues in academia as well as in plastics and composite industry. In order to achieve our target, we have formulated a strategy with two well-defined target focus areas: Degradation of Polymeric Materials and Computational Materials Science. The union of these areas is the research of Soft Materials for Humans.

Contact persons

Mikko Kanerva
Assistant Professor
mikko.kanerva@tuni.fi
+358 40 718 8819

Essi Sarlin
Assistant Professor
essi.sarlin@tuni.fi
+358 40 849 0146