Center for Functional Materials (FUNMAT) is a research center in functional materials based at Åbo Akademi University. FUNMAT is combining the expertise in chemistry, physics, biology, paper coating and printing to develop functional materials, devices and large area manufacturing for interfacing with biological systems. The multidisciplinary research is done in close collaboration with industry and our extensive collaboration network throughout the world.

Upcoming events

13.10.2016
The Annual FunMat meeting will take place on October 13-14, 2016. More information to follow.

Past events

20.05.2016
Defense of Thesis: M.Sc. Motolani Sakeye will defend his thesis “Metal oxides prepared through the nanocasting process - mechanistic study, surface interactions and applications in separation” on Friday 20 May 2016 at 12:00 in Auditorium Ekwall, Gadolinia. The acting opponent will be Professor An-Hui Lu, Dalian University of Technology, People's Republic of China.
04.03.2016
Defense of thesis: M.Sc. Qian Xu defended his thesis “Synthesis and characterization of nanoperforated metal oxide thin films” on Friday 4 March 2016 at 12:00 in Auditorium Ekwall, Gadolinia, Porthansgatan 3, Åbo. The acting opponent was PhD. Tapani Viitala, University of Helsinki
02.02.2016
The FunMat Winter School will be held between February 2-4, 2016. The updated program can now be found here here.
25.09.2015
Defense of thesis: M.Sc. Fredrik Pettersson defended his thesis “Paper- and membrane-based ion-modulated electronics”. The acting opponent was Dr. Mihai Irimia-Vladu, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria. The defense took place on Friday 25 September 2015 at 13:00 in Auditorium Ekwall, Gadolinia, Porthansgatan 3, Åbo.
28.08.2015
Defense of thesis: M.Sc. (Tech.) Jawad Sarfraz defended his thesis “Development and characterization of thin printed films for gas sensing applications”. The acting opponent was Prof. Kalle Levon, New York University, USA. The defense took place on Friday 28 August 2015 at 12 in Auditorium Salin, Axelia, Biskopsgatan 8, Åbo.
21.08.2015
Defense of thesis: M.Sc. Mohammad Bagher Khajeheian defended his thesis “Modification of commercial poly-lactide for extrusion coated food packaging applications”. The acting opponent was Prof. Mikael Skrifvars, University of Borås, Sweden. The defense took place on Friday 21 August 2015 at 12:00 in Auditorium Salin, Axelia, Biskopsgatan 8, Åbo.
06.03.2015
Defense of thesis: M.Sc. Mathias Nyman defended his thesis “Interfacial effects in organic solar cells”. The acting opponent was Prof. Ellen Moons, Karlstad University, Sweden. The defense took place on Friday 6 March 2015 at 12:00 in Auditorium Ringbom, Axelia, Biskopsgatan 8, Åbo.
12.02.2015
The FunMat Winter School: “Materials at biological interfaces” will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at ASA A120, Stora Auditoriet (Fänriksgatan 3). The programme can be found here.
11.12.2014
Defense of thesis: M.Sc. Weronika Pawelec defended her thesis “New families of highly efficient, halogen-free flame retardants for polypropylene (PP)”. The acting opponent was Prof. Jyrki Vuorinen, Tampere University of Technology. The defense took place on Thursday 11 December 2014 at 12:00 in Auditorium Salin, Axelia, Biskopsgatan 8, Åbo.
30.10.2014
FunMat - Centre of Excellence in Functional Materials at Biological Interfaces is chosen as one of four Åbo Akademi University's internal Centres of Excellence in research for the period of 2015-2018. (http://www.abo.fi/public/en/News/Item/item/9136)
17.10.2014
Defense of thesis: M.Sc. Anni Määttänen defended her thesis “Printed platforms for paper-based analytical applications”. The acting opponent was Prof. Daniel Citterio, Keio University, Japan. The defense took place on Friday 17 October 2014 at 13:00 in Auditorium Ringbom, Axelia, Biskopsgatan 8, Åbo.