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Dr Kaasalainen pursued his PhD in physics in University of Turku, Finland, and during this time gained expertise in porous silicon nanoparticle fabrication and physicochemical characterisation. He has been the first author of three publications on biorelevant characterisation of nanoparticles, contributed in 24 collaborative publications on nanoparticles’ biomedical applications, taught in courses, and supervised two BSc and one MSc theses. After PhD, Dr Kaasalainen worked for a year in a start-up company called Medicortex Finland Oy running crowdfunding campaigns, developing diagnostic device for TBI, and planning clinical trials.  In 2017, he chaired the organizing committee of Symposium of Physical Pharmacy held in Turku, Finland, and participated Skolar award science pitching competition in world leading start-up event Slush. Dr Kaasalainen has an active in science engagement Instagram account (


Dr Kaasalainen research is focused on nanomaterial fabrication, physico-chemical and biological characterization, and their utilization in regenerative and pharmaceutical applications.

“Since childhood, I have been extremely interested in nature and doing “experiments”. During my early career my motivation has even increased while understanding the versatility of the whole intriguing scientific process from the idea to the practical application. To be able to follow these ambitions, my goal is to become an independent researcher in academia with a strong focus on translational research.”