Tiina Sikanen


Description of research and teaching


Research interests

  • microfluidic total analysis systems, digital microfluidics
  • polymer microfabrication
  • electrokinetic separations
  • mass spectrometry
  • drug metabolism

International exchange activities

  • January-February 2014, research visit to University of Toronto, Wheeler group (prof. Aaron Wheeler), Dept. Chemistry and Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Canada
  • September-December 2011, research visit to DTU Nanotech, ChemLabChip research group (prof. Jörg Kutter), Dept Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark



Curriculum Vitae


Recent academic and scientific positions of trust

  • 01/2014 - 12/2017, Faculty council, Faculty of Pharmacy, UH (personal deputy member of council)
  • 04/2014 – 03/2018, Institute of Biotechnology, UH (personal deputy member of board)
  • 2015, Helsinki Challenge science competition and idea accelerator (leader of the semifinal team Generation Green)
  • 2015, The 19th MicroTAS 2015 Conference, Gueongju, Korea, October 25-29, 2015 (member of the Technical Program Committee )
  • 2015, Transducers'15 Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, June 21-25, 2015 (member of the technical Program Committee)

 Main academic and scientific awards and honors

  • 2014, Head marshal of the conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy, UH, May 2014
  • 2013, Young researcher award (participant) at the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting for Chemistry, June 30-July 5, Lindau, Germany
  • 2010, Doctor Philosophiae Ultima (second highest ranking doctor) at the conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy, UH, May 2010
  • 2008, Doctoral thesis award, Finnish Mass Spectrometry Society
  • 2003, Master’s thesis awards, Faculty of Science, UH and Lars Grenman award

Latest publications

  1. Interfacing Digital Microfluidics with Ambient Mass Spectrometry Using SU-8 as Dielectric Layer

    Sathyanarayanan, G., Haapala, M. J. & Sikanen, T. M., 8 Dec 2018, In : Micromachines. 9, 12, p. 649-663 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. E-pub ahead of print

    Overcoming the Pitfalls of Cytochrome P450 Immobilization Through the Use of Fusogenic Liposomes

    Kiiski, I. M. A., Pihlaja, T. L. M., Urvas, L. M., Wiedmer, S. K., Witos, J. M., Jokinen, V. P. & Sikanen, T. M., 20 Nov 2018, In : Advanced Biosystems.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Co-supervisor of PhD thesis of Riccardo Provenzani

    Tiina Sikanen (Supervisor)
    1 Jan 2018 → …

    Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

  2. IUPAC Environmental Division (External organisation)

    Tiina Sikanen (Board member)
    1 Jan 201831 Dec 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  3. Supervisor of PhD thesis of Tea Pihlaja

    Tiina Sikanen (Supervisor)
    1 Jan 2018

    Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

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Latest prizes

  1. ERC starting grantee

    Tiina Sikanen (Recipient), Jul 2012

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher

    Tiina Sikanen (Recipient), Aug 2011

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  3. Academy of Finland research fellow

    Tiina Sikanen (Recipient), Aug 2017

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Latest projects

  1. Generation Green

    Sikanen, T., Yli-Kauhaluoma, J., Hirvonen, J., Vuorela, P., Kärkkäinen, R., Vuorensola, K., Teppo, J., Salminen, O., Sivula, S. & Teräsalmi, E.

    01/01/2015 → …

    Project: Other projectOther activities

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Title of docent (pharmaceutical chemistry)

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