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.

Highlighted Publications

  • Ancelotti M., Holmberg N., Lindfelt M., Eriksson S. (2017). “Uncritical and unbalanced coverage of synthetic biology in the Nordic Press”. Public Understanding of Science 26(2), 235-250. doi: 10.1177/0963662515609834
  • Songok J., Toivakka M. (2016). “Enhancing Capillary-Driven Flow for Paper-Based Microfluidic Channels”. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(44), 30523-30530. doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b08117
  • Ihalainen P., Pesonen M., Sund P., Viitala T., Määttänen A., Sarfraz J., Wilén C.-E., Österbacka R. Peltonen J. (2016). “Printed biotin-functionalised polythiophene films as biorecognition layers in the development of paper-based biosensors”. Applied Surface Science 364, 477-483. doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.12.187
  • Mamaeva V., Niemi R., Beck M., Özliseli E., Desai D., Landor S., Gronroos T., Kronqvist P., Pettersen I.K.N., McCormack E., Rosenholm J.M., Linden M., Sahlgren C. (2016). “Inhibiting Notch Activity in Breast Cancer Stem Cells by Glucose Functionalized Nanoparticles Carrying γ-secretase Inhibitors”. Molecular Therapy, 24(5), 926-936. doi: 10.1038/mt.2016.42
  • Desai D., Prabhakar N., Mamaeva V., Karaman D.Ș., Lähdeniemi I.A.K., Sahlgren C., Rosenholm J.M., Toivola D.M. (2016). “Targeted modulation of cell differentiation in distinct regions of the gastrointestinal tract via oral administration of differently pei-peg functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles”. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 11, 299—313. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S94013
  • Sjöberg P., Määttänen A., Vanamo U., Novell M., Ihalainen P., Andrade F.J., Bobacka J., Peltonen J. (2016). “Paper-based potentiometric ion sensors constructed on ink-jet printed gold electrodes”. Sensors and Actuators B 224, 325-332. doi: 10.1016/j.snb.2015.10.051
  • Mennillo M., Zhang Y., Pettersson F., Wikman C.-J., Remonen T., Österbacka R., Wilén C.-E. (2016). “Synthesis of electron beam cured free-standing ion-gel membranes for organic electronics applications”. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 54(15), 2352-2360. doi: 10.1002/pola.28107
  • Macchia E., Domenico A., Manoli K., Mangiatordi G.F., Magliulo M., Palazzo G., Giordano F., Lattanzi G., Torsi L. (2016). “Organic bioelectronics probing conformational changes in surface confined proteins” Scientific Reports 6, 28085. doi: 10.1038/srep28085
  • Juvonen H., Oja T., Määttänen A., Sarfraz J., Riihimäki T.A., Toivakka M., Kulomaa M., Vuorela P., Peltonen J., Fallarero A. and Ihalainen P. (2015). “Protein and bacterial interactions with nanostructured polymer coatings”. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 136, 527-535. doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2015.09.061
  • Zhang Q., Majumdar H.S., Kaisti M., Prabhu A., Ivaska A., Österbacka R., Rahman A., Levon K. (2015). “Surface Functionalization of Ion-Sensitive Floating-Gate Field-Effect Transistors With Organic Electronics”. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 62(4), 1291-1298. doi: 10.1109/TED.2015.2396996
  • Ihalainen P., Määttänen A., Pesonen M., Sjöberg P., Sarfraz J., Österbacka R., Peltonen J. (2015). ”Paper-supported nanostructured ultrathin gold film electrodes – Characterization and functionalization”. Applied Surface Science 329, 321-329. doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.12.156
  • Palazzo G., De Tullio D., Magliulo M., Mallardi A., Intranuovo F., Mulla M.Y., Favia P., Vikholm-Lundin I., Torsi L. (2015). “Detection beyond the Debye's length with an electrolyte gated organic field-effect transistor”. Advanced Materials, 27(5), 911-916. doi: 10.1002/adma.201403541
  • Juvonen H., Määttänen A., Ihalainen P., Viitala T., Sarfraz J., Peltonen J. (2014). “Enhanced protein adsorption and patterning on nanostructured latex-coated paper”. Colloids Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 118, 261-269. 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2014.03.050
  • Pettersson F., Remonen T., Österbacka R., Koskela J., Kilpelä A., Zhang Y., Inkinen S, Wilén C.-E., Bollström R., Toivakka M., Määttänen A., Ihalainen P., Peltonen J. (2014). “Ion-modulated transistors on paper using phase-separated semiconductor/-insulator blends”. Materials Research Society Communications, 4(2), 51-55. doi: 10.1557/mrc.2014.10
  • Ihalainen P., Majumdar H., Viitala T., Törngren B., Näreoja T., Määttänen A., Sarfraz J., Härmä H., Yliperttula M., Österbacka R., Peltonen J. (2013). “Application of paper-supported printed gold electrodes for impedimetric immunosensor development” Biosensors 3(1), 1-17. doi: 10.3390/bios3010001
  • Juvonen H., Määttänen A., Lauren P., Ihalainen P., Urtti A., Yliperttula M., Peltonen J. (2013). “Biocompatibility of printed paper-based reaction arrays for 2D cell cultures”. Acta Biomaterialia 9(5), 6704-6710. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2013.01.033
  • Määttänen A., Fors D., Wang S., Valtakari D., Ihalainen P., Peltonen J. (2011). “Paper-based planar reaction arrays for printed diagnostics”. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 160(1), 1404-1412. doi: 10.1016/j.snb.2011.09.086
  • Bollström R., Määttänen A., Tobjörk D., Ihalainen P., Kaihovirta N., Österbacka R., Peltonen J. and Toivakka M. (2009). “A multilayer coated fiber-based substrate suitable for printed functionality”. Organic Electronics, 10(5), 1020–1023. doi: 10.1016/j.orgel.2009.04.014