Katrina Nordström

Artistic and research interests


Secretary General for the Cluster Consortium of 12 top European Universities of Engineering and Technology (2016-2018)

Member of the Finnish Audit Board for Higher Education (2015-2018)

4 Erasmus plus project (current 2017-2020: Integration of Entrepreneurship into Engineering Education - with 7 European parters; Integration of Refugees into Engineering Education - with 5 European partners)

Program leader 2014-2016 Chemical Technology, member of Aalto University Academic Committee 2014-2017; member and vice chair for Aalto Ethical Committee 2014-2016; Vice member for KTAAK (Academic committee of Aalto Chem); see cv for other items.

Biotechnology major responsible professor (CHEMschool) 2015-2017)

Scientific research interests and expertise:

  • Regulation of cell and tissue product development and commercialization, regulation at National level, EMEA and FDA; production and facilities including GMP, GLP, GTP
  • Antimicrobial effects of silver - nanoparticles

Undergraduate and postgraduate education expertise:

  • General, medical and food microbiology, Microbial physiology, Microbial genetics, Technical biochemistry, Industrial process microbiology, GMP, GLP, biotechnology regulation, bioethics and ethics for chemical engineers

Educational interests and expertise:

  • Development of active and engaged learning methods by using ICT; digital learning technologies
  • Problem and project-based learning

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Biology, University of London

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Surrey


  • Cell and Tissue, Regulatory affairs, Digital learning, Second Life

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