Finnish Chemical Society

The 2nd award for an excellent dissertation on green fluids technologies went to:

Dr. Petri Kilpeläinen

The Compressed Fluid Technologies credited Dr. Petri Kilpeläinen for his Academic Dissertation: Pressurized hot water flow-through extractionof birch wood. The dissertation was accepted in Åbo Akademi University in 2015.


One of reviewers conluded that: "..this Thesis provides an exhaustive assessment on the most relevant technoscientificissues involved in PHWE of birch wood using flow-throJgh reactors. The work shows an excellent scientific level, which is backed up by a remarkable set of publications."


Chairman Kari Hartonen handed Dr. Kilpeläinen the award in the annual members' meeting on the 23th November, 2016 in Helsinki.



The 1 st award 2010:

Dr. Renata Adami

The Compressed Fluid Technologies credited Dr. Renata Adami for her doctoral thesis: " Micronization of pharmaceuticals and food ingredients using supercritical fluid techniques". The thesis was accepted in the University of Turku in December 2007.


The merits of her dissertation included multi-disciplinary approach and the application of new techniques into practice. Dr. Adami studied the mechanisms of micronization in pressurized fluids and practical applications in the fields of pharma- and food industries.


The research was done in collaborative projects between the University of Turku, Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and MTT Agrifood Research Finland. Domestic companies and the University of Salerno also participated. The research was co-funded from participating organizations, Drug 2000 national research program (TEKES), the Academy of Finland and CIMO.


Chairman Kari Hartonen handed Dr. Adami the award in the 10 year Anniversary seminar on the 20th May, 2010 in helsinki.



About the award

The board of the Compressed Fluid Technologies evaluates and acknowledges theses accepted in Finnish universities and technical colleges. Annually the board sends inquiries to collect propositions for theses to be credited.


Credited doctoral- or graduate theses have to be related to compressed fluid technologies, i.e. sub- or supercritical fluids, hot, pressurized water etc. Three dissertations on the topic area of green, pressurized fluid technologies were accepted in Finnish universities during 2007 and 2008.


The award may vary from 500 € to 1000 €.