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. The Impact of Porous Silicon Nanoparticles on Human Cytochrome P450 Metabolism in Human Liver Microsomes In Vitro

    Ollikainen, A. E. K., Liu, D., Kallio, A., Mäkilä, E., Zhang, H., Salonen, J., Almeida Santos, H. & Sikanen, T. M. 15 Jun 2017 In : European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 104, p. 124–132 9 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Aqueous and non-aqueous microchip electrophoresis with on-chip electrospray ionization mass spectrometry on replica-molded thiol-ene microfluidic devices

    Tähkä, S. M., Bonabi, A., Jokinen, V. P. & Sikanen, T. M. 5 May 2017 In : Journal of Chromatography. A. 1496, p. 150-156 7 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Core/Shell Nanocomposites Produced by Superfast Sequential Microfluidic Nanoprecipitation

    Liu, D., Zhang, H., Cito, S., Fan, J., Mäkilä, E., Salonen, J., Hirvonen, J., Sikanen, T. M., Weitz, D. A. & Santos, H. A. Feb 2017 In : Nano Letters. 17, 2, p. 606-614 9 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Lääkkeiden hyvät tuotantotavat -koulutus, Lääketietokeskus

    Sikanen, T. (Speaker: Presenter)
    2 Feb 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  2. Supervisor of PhD thesis of Iiro Kiiski

    Sikanen, T. (Supervisor)
    Jan 2017 → …

    Activity: ExaminationSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

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Latest prizes

  1. Doctor Philosophiae Ultima 2010

    Tiina Sikanen (Recipient), May 2010

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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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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