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Year of birth
Academic degree
Doctor of Technical Sciences
Field of studies

Professor in chemical reaction engineering (Åbo Akademi University)

Academy Professor (Academy of Finland)

General information
Areas of scientific interest: chemical reaction engineering, process intensification, catalysis.

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The research interests of the leading scientist are in the fields of chemical reaction engineering, process intensification and chemical kinetics.The leading scientist has obtained research grants in total 5 400 000 euro in recent 10 years, which is an exceptionally high amount in Finland.
Last time the interests of Prof. T. Salmi have been extended towards the effects of microwave activation in catalytic processes, especially with participation of hydrogen and oxygen. The current research is focused basically on the conversion of renewable raw materials derived from biomass. such as cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. The major attention is paid to the mechanisms of three-phase catalytic processes under non-equilibrium conditions, methodology of characterization of catalysts, development of structured catalysts and intensification of catalytic processes under the action of ultrasound and microwave radiation.

Scientific recognition
Number of publications in the scientific journals indexed by the Web of Science Core Collection database: 623
Number of the citations of the articles indexed by the Web of Science Core Collection database: 11570

Magnus Ehrnrooth National Prize in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (awarded every 3rd year to chemistry) (Finnish Society of Science and Letters) - 2011
Chancellor’s Prize (Åbo Akademi University) - 2013
PSE Model-Based Innovation Prize (Process Systems Enterprise (PSE)) - 2015

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