Biomaterial and Medical Device Research Programme

Biomaterial and Medical Device Research Programme

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Directors and contact addresses:

Professor Chunlin Xu, Åbo Akademi University (chunlin.xu (at)
Professor Sufyan Garoushi, University of Turku (sufgar (at)

Description of the research programme

Research Groups (10 Principal Groups and 2 Associated Groups)

Natural Polymers Research Group
Group leader: Professor Chunlin Xu
Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre/Laboratory of Wood and Paper Chemistry, Åbo Akademi University
Phone: + 358 44 036 2088
E-mail: cxu (at)

Bioceramics Research Group
Group leader: Professor Leena Hupa
Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre/ Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Åbo Akademi University
Piispankatu 8, 20500 Turku
E-mail: leena.hupa (at)

FRC Research Group
Group leader: Professor Pekka Vallittu
Department of Biomaterials Science and Turku Clinical Biomaterials Centre – TCBC
Lemminkäisenkatu 2, 20520 Turku
Phone: + 358 2 333 8332, Mobile: +358 405748200
E-mail: pekka.vallittu (at)

Oral Implant Research Group
Group leader: Professor Timo Närhi
Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, University of Turku
Lemminkäisenkatu 2, 20520 Turku
E-mail: timo.narhi (at)

Adhesive Dentistry Research Group
Group leader: Arzu Tezvergil-Mutluay, DDS, PhD, FADM, Specialist in Clinical Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Professor and Chair of Restorative Dentistry and Cariology Academy Research Fellow
Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku
E-mail: artez (at)

Neurosurgical Implant Group
Group leader: Jussi Posti, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku
Hämeentie 11, PO Box 52, 20521 Turku

Dental Materials Clinical Evaluation Group
Group leader: DDS, PhD, Specialist of Prosthetic Dentistry Johanna Tanner
Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku and City of Turku, Welfare Division, Oral Health Care.
E-mail: Johanna.tanner (at)

Biomedical Engineering Research Group
Group leader: Niko Moritz, PhD, Docent (Adjunct Professor), University Lecturer
Department of Biomaterials Science, Institute of Dentistry, Turku Clinical Biomaterials Centre – TCBC, University of Turku
E-mail: niko.moritz (at)

Group leader: Sufyan Garoushi

Group leader: Pasi Alander

Group leader: Terhi Heino

Group leader: Jorma Määttä

Associated member: Sensor Research Group

Group leader: Johan Bobacka, D.Sc. (Tech.), Professor in analytical chemistry Åbo Akademi University, Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry
Biskopsgatan 8, 20500 Åbo
Phone (office): +358 2 215 3246
E-mail: johan.bobacka (at)

Associated Member: Bionanomaterials Research Group
Group leader: Prof. Jessica Rosenholm
Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory, Åbo Akademi University Biocity
Tykistökatu 6
E-mail: jerosenh (at)