Congratulations to recepients of PI's awards!


PI's board has granted scholarships and awards with the total amount of 43 000 euros this spring. The students and experts were granted in virtual Spring Overview.

During the webinar, Spring overview, PI had an honour to award all together 17 new scholars with four different scholarship or award. Graduation with distinction scholarships were granted to students who have graduated with excellent grades. The student scholarship aims to support students in their studies related to the bioforest industry or closely related industries as well as to promote internationalisation. These scholarships were granted especially for exchange studies. Andritz Oy award is granted in recognition of an outstanding thesis in the field of fiber production of modification. Award was split between three outstanding thesis work this year. C. J. Jansson award is awarded for an outstanding technical-scientific article related to the bioforest industry. This award is granted based on the nominations given for PI and this year PI’s board has decided to grant two awards.

Scholarships and Awards in spring 2020

Graduation with Distinction Scholarship

MPhil Jenna Järvenpää, University of Helsinki
M.SC. (Tech.) Anna-Liina Lehtimäki, Aalto University
M.SC. (Tech.) Marko Nousiainen, LUT University
M.SC. (Tech.) Nikolas Tolvanen, Aalto University

Student Scholarship

Leila Arstila, Aalto University
Alfred Holmqvist, Åbo Akademi University
Heidi Kaisvuo, Tampere University
Tatu Kärki, LUT University
Pontus Lindroos, Åbo Akademi University
Vesa Pitkänen, Aalto University
Joni Saarikettu, University of Oulu
Matias Viitala, Aalto University


M.SC. (Tech.) Anna-Liina Lehtimäki
D.Sc. (Tech.) Gerardo Gomez Millan
M.SC. (Tech.) Marko Nousiainen

C. J. Jansson Award

D.Sc. (Tech.) Wenyang Xu
for an article: “Surface Engineered Biomimetic Inks Based on UV Cross-Linkable Wood Biopolymers for 3D Printing”

M.Sc. (Tech.) Rajesh Koppolu
for an article: “Continuous Processing of Nanocellulose and Polylactic Acid into Multilayer Barrier Coatings”