Senior Research Fellow, Tampere University of Technology, Department of Materials Science, Paper Converting and Packaging Technology
Dr. Johanna Lahti works as a Senior Research Fellow at Tampere University of Technology, Department of Materials Science, Paper Converting and Packaging Technology www.tut.fi/mol
Dr. Lahti has a doctoral degree in Paper Converting and Packaging Technology from Tampere University of Technology (2005). She started her scientific career (in 1999) by studying dispersion coatings and usage of pigment particles to improve barrier properties. In 2000 she started her doctoral thesis research about digital printing of extrusion coated packaging materials. Focus was on improving printability of polymeric surfaces by surface treatment.
Since 2005 Dr. Lahti has participated in several national and international projects. Research areas include different topics relating to paper technology, paper converting and packaging technology. These include e.g. (co)extrusion coating, dispersion coating, surface treatments (e.g. plasma, corona, flame), nanoscale thin coatings (e.g. plasma deposition, ALD), substrates for packaging materials (plastic films, fiber-based substrates, coated materials, etc.), and printing technology.
Recently Dr. Lahti has been a Coordinator of a large-scale collaborative FP7 project PlasmaNice (2008-2012), “Atmospheric Plasmas for Nanoscale Industrial Surface Processing” http://www.tut.fi/plasmanice/ Currently she is a Work Package leader (demonstration) in a large-scale collaborative FP7 project NanoMend (2012-2015). Nanomend aims to pioneer novel technologies for in-line detection, cleaning and repair of micro and nano scale defects for thin films coated on large area substrates (packaging materials and flexible solar panels) www.nanomend.eu