1 Jan 2019–31 Dec 2023
Chemical reaction engineering
Åbo Akademi University
Tapio Salmi’s research theme concerns the development of wood-derived raw materials to replace oil-based fuels. His research questions focus on the modelling and optimisation of chemical reactions, in particular catalytic reactions. During his first term as Academy Professor in 2009–2013, Salmi focused on biomass components and reactor technology. The studies led to several scientific and technological breakthroughs, for example in the production of bio-based fuels and health-promoting components. Now, Salmi will concentrate on the molecular-level understanding of chemical reaction mechanisms. His aim is to dig even deeper into fundamental phenomena.
Salmi is a very prolific scientist who has actively organised conferences in his own field.