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The NanoMaterials Group, headed by Prof. Esko I. Kauppinen, is among the top aerosol technology laboratories in the world and offers a unique environment for strong interdisciplinary research and a proven track record of productive cooperation. The main research areas of the group are

  • the aerosol synthesis and mechanistic studies of formation of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanoparticles
  • the applications of carbon nanotubes in transparent and flexible electronics
  • pharmaceutical nanoparticles and nanostructured microparticles as drug delivery systems
  • high resolution electron microscopy

Prof. Esko I. Kauppinen, PhD (Physics) is the Vice-Dean responsible for research, innovations and industry relationships at the Aalto University School of Science and Tenured Professor of Physics at the Department of Applied Physics. He has published more than 380 scientific journal papers in Nature NanotechnologyNanoLetters, ACS Nano, Angewandte Chemie, Carbon, Energy and Environmental Sciences among others, has a Hirsch-index over 43 and over 7500 citations.  He has given more than 101 keynote and invited conference talks and 206 talks at world-leading companies and universities. He is considered one of the world's expert authors in the area of single walled carbon nanotube synthesis, characterisation and thin film applications, as well as in the gas phase synthesis of particles for inhalation drug delivery. He is the founding member of the companies Canatu Oy ( and Teicos Pharma Oy (

For more information, please see Prof. Kauppinen's CV and Publications.

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Hua Jiang

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Esko Kauppinen

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Mohammad Tavakkoli

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Research Output

Aerosol CVD synthesis and applications of single-walled carbon nanotube thin films using spark-discharged produced catalyst

Ahmad, S., 2020, Aalto University. 126 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

Open Access
  • A Platinum Nanowire Electrocatalyst on Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes to Drive Hydrogen Evolution

    Rajala, T., Kronberg, R., Backhouse, R., Buan, M. E. M., Tripathi, M., Zitolo, A., Jiang, H., Laasonen, K., Susi, T., Jaouen, F. & Kallio, T., 2020, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 265, 12 p., 118582.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    46 Downloads (Pure)

    Controlled growth of crossed ultralong carbon nanotubes by gas flow

    Zhu, Z., Bai, Y., Wei, N., Gao, J., Sun, S., Zhang, C. & Wei, F., 1 Jan 2020, In : Nano Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Prizes

    Air Pollution Control Research Award of 2001, Hengitysliitto (HELI)

    Esko Kauppinen (Recipient), 2001

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    Best Poster Award

    Mohammad Tavakkoli (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Activities

    Harmonic analysis of surface instability patterns on colloidal lignin

    Tero Kämäräinen (Speaker), Mariko Ago (Contributor), Jani Seitsonen (Contributor), Janne Raula (Contributor), Esko Kauppinen (Contributor), Janne Ruokolainen (Contributor), Orlando Rojas Gaona (Contributor)
    1 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    International Workshop on Nanocarbon Photonics and Optoelectronics

    Erxiong Ding (Member)
    6 Aug 201811 Aug 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipant of a conference, workshop, session or tutorial

    International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials

    Erxiong Ding (Member)
    15 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipant of a conference, workshop, session or tutorial