Tenure Track Professors
Two assistant/associate professors (tenure track) form the backbone of Åbo Akademi University’s Molecular Process and Material Technology research profile. They are:
Henrik Grénman Associate Professor in Molecular Process and Material Technology 1.10.2016-30.9.2020 at the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Dr. Grénman holds a doctorate in chemical engineering (Graduate School of Materials Research with Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering as the main subject) and the title of docent (chemical engineering, especially the reactivity of solids). His research interests include theoretical and applied aspects of inorganic and organic solid-liquid reactions covering a broad range of applications, with the focus on chemical kinetics and reaction engineering supported by mathematical modeling. He is currently a work package leader at the Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre at ÅAU. Industrial collaboration has always been an essential part of his research.
Tan-Phat Huynh Assistant Professor in Molecular Process and Material Technology 1.8.2017-31.7.2020 at the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Dr. Huynh received his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 2014 from Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences. Huynh worked as postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Nanomaterial-Based Devices (Technion, Israel) from 2014 to 2016, focusing on the development of self-healing chemical sensors. Following this, during his second postdoc position he has worked on mussel-inspired materials at the Department of Chemistry (Aarhus University, Denmark). His interests include supramolecular polymers and their applications in chemical sensing. Huynh has published articles in high impact factor journals (e.g. Progress in Polymer Science, Advanced Materials, Nano Letter, etc.). Moreover, he is the co-owner of 3 granted patents and 7 patent applications.