Teemu Välisalmi

    20182024

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    My research project aims to find ways to produce high-performance materials from engineered silks that will be usable in industrial applications.

    I am developing a silk film deposition method which creates a thin layer of silk proteins that assemble into highly hydrophobic conformations. Such coatings can be used in demanding applications where water resistance is necessary.

    I am also researching methods to spin the engineered silk from its liquid form into fibers. For example, together with Robotic Instruments group we have built a robotic device that can both spin and tensile test the fibers simultaneously.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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