With the background in Physical Chemistry, my core competence is within the development and characterization of functional materials and surfaces.
My research interest includes printed functionality and development of functional surfaces for antimicrobial, anti-fouling and gas-sensing applications. I have developed printed food sensors and indicators which can be integrated in the food packaging and will allow online monitoring of the quality of food products. My recent activities at Nofima include development of novel active and intelligent packaging concepts.
I have been extensively working in the development and characterization of polymer and metal based functional printable ink formulations. These formulations were applied on engineered surfaces by using various printing (inkjet-printing, flexographic printing and screen-printing) and coating (spin coating, dip coating, and spray coating) techniques and utilized for different applications.
In 2015 I obtained my PhD degree from Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland, with the thesis titled, Development and Characterization of Thin Printed Films for Gas Sensing Applications.
I have a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering, Åbo Akademi University, completed in 2011.