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Åbo Akademi Functional Printing Center

Åbo Akademi Functional Printing Center

Åbo Akademi Functional Printing Center (ÅAFPC) provides facilities and expertise for printing and surface engineering in support for interdisciplinary research and education activities within the Technologies for a Sustainable Future as well as the Solutions for Health profiling areas at Åbo Akademi University. The ÅAFPC instrumentation enables batch and continuous roll-to-roll deposition of functional materials with 2D printers, additive manufacturing and bioprinting with 3D printers, and uniform and patterned surface creation with thin film coating apparatus. The printing and coating technologies are supported by instrumentation for rheological and surface characterization of functional materials.

End-use applications targeted by the researchers utilizing the ÅAFPC facilities range from diagnostic systems, sensors and microfluidic devices to 3D-printed scaffolds for tissue engineering and personalized drug dosage applications.

Principal Investigators

Johan Bobacka Professor Johan Bobacka

Laboratory of Molecular Science and Engineering

Professor Jouko Peltonen

Laboratory of Molecular Science and Engineering

Jouko Peltonen
Jessica Rosenholm Professor Jessica Rosenholm

Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory

Professor Niklas Sandler

Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory

Niklas Sandler
Martti Toivakka Professor Martti Toivakka

Laboratory of Natural Materials Technology

Paper Coating and Converting

Professor Car-Eric Wilén

Laboratory of Molecular Science and Engineering

The Polymer Chemistry Group

 

Professor Carl-Eric Wilén sitting on a high chair
Chunlin Xu Professor Chunlin Xu

Laboratory of Natural Materials Technology

Wood and Paper Chemistry

Associate Professor (tenure track) Hongbo Zhang

Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory

Hongbo Zhang
Professor Ronald Österbacka Professor Ronald Österbacka

Physics

Updated 6.5.2021