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Professor Mika Sillanpää received his M.Sc. (Eng.) and D. Sc. (Eng.) degrees from the Helsinki University of Technology (presently known as Aalto University, where he also completed MBA degree in 2013). He completed his Master studies in the field of Chemical Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) within 2.7 years, creating a new record in the history of the Department of the University. This achievement facilitated him to be the youngest Ph.D. holder (27 years old) in the same Department of the University in 1997. This was the starting point for him to embark on a progressive academic career in the field of environmental engineering through publications in peer-reviewed journals, leading to his nomination as the youngest holding an academic rank of professorship in Finland at the time. Since 2000, he has been a full professor at the University of Oulu, University of Kuopio and University of Eastern Finland. Currently, he is a professor in the Lappeenranta University of Technology and the head of the Laboratory of Green Chemistry, Director at the Department of LUT Green Chemistry Laboratory and LUT Savo. As a key academic at the Lappeenranta University of Technology with close to 20 years' scholarly research, teaching, and supervision experiences, Mika Sillanpää has brought the laboratory’s research in water treatment at an internationally recognized level. The laboratory has engaged in synergistic collaboration with over 80 research partners from the world’s leading laboratories in six continents. He is very interested in applying cutting-edge, fundamental and applied research at the interface of environmental, chemical and physical sciences and engineering to develop low cost, beneficial and practical solutions to various water problems faced by our society worldwide. Mika Sillanpää has published more than 380 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, including Environmental Science & Technology, Water Research, Journal of Chromatography A, Environment International, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Bioresource Technology, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Electrochemistry Communications, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Mass Spectrometry Reviews and Critical Reviews in Environmental Science & Technology, Analytica Chimiva Acta, Analyst, Science of the Total Environment, Environmental. Pollution, Electrochimica Acta, Chemical Engineering Journal, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Colloid Surfaces B - Biointerfaces, Langmuir, Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry., Chemical Records, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry and Coordination Chemistry Reviews (all having impact factor >4). Total number of his peer reviewed journal publications is over 400. He has served on the editorial boards of several scholarly publications. Having an h-index of 49, his publications have been cited over 10500 times (Google Scholar). Two of his publications are among 0.5% top-cited publications in the history of the corresponding journal (journals Chemosphere and Science of the Total Environment). Many of his scientific articles have been listed as hottest papers of the journal or even the entire research field (chemical engineering and environmental science).
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Author ID (Scopus) = 7101751659
ResearcherID (Web of Science) = G-1366-2011