Pirjo Kääriäinen

  • Otaniementie 14, 021450 Espoo

20142020

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Personal profile

Artistic and research interests

I am currently working as a Professor of Practice of Design driven fibre innovation (2018-2020). I have worked at the University since 2008, and I have been facilitating interdisciplinary CHEMARTS collaboration between the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) and the School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM) since 2011. CHEMARTS is aiming to inspire students and researchers to explore biomaterials together, and to create new concepts for the future use of plant-based materials. We have several ongoing research projects on bio-based materials, where we explore design driven technology development processes in materials research, and create future oriented concepts, applications and business seeds for the more sustainable world of materials. Before my career in academia, I worked eighteen years for Scandinavian textile industry, and gained experience also as an entrepreneur and consultant for creative industries.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts (Art and Design)

Keywords

  • Chemarts
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Bio-based materials
  • Textile design
  • Design for sustainability

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Research Output

Open coating with natural wax particles enables scalable, non-toxic hydrophobation of cellulose-based textiles

Forsman, N., Österberg, M., Johansson, L-S., Kääriäinen, P., Tuure, M. & Koivula, H., 1 Jan 2020, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 227, 115363.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    CHEMARTS at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven (DDW)

    Kääriäinen, P., van der Lei, A., Leppisaari, A-M., Klockars, K., Yau, N., Rissanen, M., Chen, F., West, S., McGlynn, M., Porras, M-T. & Semi, A., 19 Oct 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

  • CHEMARTS näyttely Lepaan puutarhamessuilla / CHEMARTS at Lepaa Garden Exhibition

    Kääriäinen, P., Vuorinen, T., Riutta, N. & Jakovlev, T., 15 Aug 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in non-art workpeer-review

    CHEMARTS Summer School 2019: CHEMARTS exhibition at 'Designs for a Cooler Planet' event

    Kääriäinen, P., Vuorinen, T., Riutta, N., Kantele, S. & Jakovlev, T., 4 Sep 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

  • CoCeA (FinnCeres): Lightweight 3D structures by foaming cellulose at Helsinki Design Week 2019

    Ivanova, A., Tanaka, A., Ketoja, J. & Kääriäinen, P., 4 Sep 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

  • Projects

    The New Road to Silk: Bio-based production of silk-like materials

    Niinimäki, K., Moslemian, O., Kääriäinen, P., Lauri, P. & Chun, N.

    01/01/201731/12/2020

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    NONTOX WP7

    Kääriäinen, P.

    01/06/201930/11/2019

    Project: EU: Framework programmes funding

    NONTOX WP5

    Kääriäinen, P.

    01/06/201930/11/2019

    Project: EU: Framework programmes funding

    NONTOX WP4

    Kääriäinen, P.

    01/06/201930/11/2019

    Project: EU: Framework programmes funding

    Prizes

    Art Goes Metsä competition

    Pirjo Kääriäinen (Advisor), Tomi Jeskanen (Recipient), Annamiia Suominen (Recipient), Karoliina Heikkinen (Recipient), Daniela Weintraub (Recipient) & Tapani Vuorinen (Advisor), 2 Mar 2018

    Prize: Invitation or ranking in competition

  • Award of Excellence in ICMA competition for 'Lost in the Wood(s)' publication

    Pirjo Kääriäinen (Recipient), Sanna Tyyri-Pohjonen (Recipient), Eeva Suorlahti (Recipient) & Liisa Tervinen (Recipient), 12 Nov 2017

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Dean's Award (Aalto ARTS)

    Pirjo Kääriäinen (Recipient), 15 Dec 2017

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • DIA Design Intelligence Award, China

    Pirjo Kääriäinen (Recipient), Herbert Sixta (Supervising professor) & Sanna Hellsten (Recipient), 8 May 2018

    Prize: Invitation or ranking in competition

  • H&M Global Change Award

    Pirjo Kääriäinen (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Activities

    Enhancing creative transdisciplinary learning in higher education for sustainable futures / Case Aalto CHEMARTS

    Pirjo Kääriäinen (Invited speaker)
    9 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Metsäkansan kankaat - Uudet puupohjaiset tekstiilimateriaalit Suomessa

    Pirjo Kääriäinen (Invited speaker)
    11 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    CHEMARTS - Materiaaleja, inspiraatiota ja innostusta

    Pirjo Kääriäinen (Speaker)
    26 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    WORTH project (EU) (External organisation)

    Pirjo Kääriäinen (Advisor)
    20192020

    Activity: Membership typesPosition of trust in a funding organization

    Futuring Materials - Interdisciplinary CHEMARTS collaboration for biobased materials

    Pirjo Kääriäinen (Keynote speaker), Tapani Vuorinen (Keynote speaker)
    15 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote or plenary lecture