Riikka Puurunen

20002020

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Artistic and research interests

Catalysts are at the core of chemical industry and are expected to enable a sustainable biobased economy of the future. I am head of the Catalysis group, founded in 2017, which develops new types of solid heterogeneous catalysts and evaluates their performance, aiming for fundamental understanding and structure-activity relationships. I am striving towards more openness in science and teaching. 

Focus areas:

  1. Catalytic reactions & mechanisms;
  2. Supported catalysts by ALD and other methods;
  3. Microreactors;
  4. In situ / operando activity testing;
  5. Sustainable biomass-based solutions.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology)

Licentiate of Science (Technology)

Master of Science (Technology)

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Research Output

Evidence for low-energy ions influencing plasma-assisted atomic layer deposition of SiO2: Impact on the growth per cycle and wet etch rate

Arts, K., Deijkers, J. H., Faraz, T., Puurunen, R., Kessels, W. M. M. E. & Knoops, H. C. M., 22 Jul 2020, In : Applied Physics Letters. 117, 031602.

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  • Hydrodeoxygenation of levulinic acid dimers on a zirconia-supported ruthenium catalyst

    Mäkelä, E., Escobedo, J. L. G., Lindblad, M., Käldström, M., Meriö-Talvio, H., Jiang, H., Puurunen, R. L. & Karinen, R., 1 Feb 2020, In : CATALYSTS. 10, 2, 200.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Liquid-phase Hydrodeoxygenation of 4-Propylphenol to Propylbenzene : Reducible Supports for Pt Catalysts

    Mäkelä, E., González Escobedo, J. L., Neuvonen, J., Lahtinen, J., Lindblad, M., Lassi, U., Karinen, R. & Puurunen, R. L., 20 May 2020, In : ChemCatChem.

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    Projects

    Catalytic aqueous reforming of biorefinery water fractions

    Khan, Y., Rinta-Paavola, A., Mäkelä, E., Arandia Gutierrez, A., Karinen, R., Harju, H., Puurunen, R. & Stekrova, M.

    01/01/201530/06/2020

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Prizes

    Berzelius Medal

    Riikka Puurunen (Recipient), 27 Aug 2018

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    Eduational action of the year (2019)

    Riikka Puurunen (Recipient), 12 Dec 2019

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

  • Young Researcher of the Year (Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, 2007)

    Riikka Puurunen (Recipient), 2007

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

  • Activities

    Delft University of Technology

    Riikka Puurunen (Visiting researcher)
    10 Jun 201912 Jul 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    November Networking - ALD at Aalto University

    Riikka Puurunen (Member)
    30 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session or tutorial

    ALD Technology - Introduction, History & Principles

    Riikka Puurunen (Speaker)
    19 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Surface coverage in ALD

    Riikka Puurunen (Speaker)
    3 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Recent Progress in Thin Film Conformality Analysis with Microscopic Lateral High-aspect-ratio Test Structures

    Riikka Puurunen (Speaker)
    22 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Press / Media

    @AaltoCatalysis Instagram

    Riikka Puurunen

    23/03/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Social media activity

    Congratulations Dr. Tuomo Suntola for the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize!

    Riikka Puurunen

    23/05/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Social media activity

    Finnish physicist Tuomo Suntola wins Millennium Technology Prize

    Riikka Puurunen

    22/05/2018

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance