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Minna Hakkarainen

Minna Hakkarainen

Professor
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Sweden

Biography

Minna Hakkarainen is Professor in Polymer Technology and the Head of Polymer Technology Division at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Her research interests include sustainable polymers, additives, graphene-derivatives, polymer blends and composites for packaging and biomedical applications, recycling of polymers and biomass to green chemicals and carbon materials, and further utilization of these products for design of functional materials. Recently she developed microwave assisted processes for valorization of biomass to value added carbon products. She has published more than 120 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals as well as several book chapters. She has led several national and international research projects.

Research Interest

Her research focus is degradable and biobased polymers, nanocomposites and polymer additives for packaging and biomedical applications. She also has special interest in microwave reactions, graphene derivatives and characterization of polymer degradation by mass spectrometry