Motolani Sakeye D.Sc. (Tech)
Chemical/process engineer with a passion for research, got hands-on experience both on the field and in the laboratory. Expertise on surface chemistry of materials, surface interactions, and dispersion technology in process chemistry. Most recent activities are on porous materials synthesis and characterization. Passion lies in a combination of surface chemistry of materials with energy generation and conservation. Research tasks include process intensification and innovation which entails finding new process routes in order to save energy and reduce waste within a circular economy.
Ime B Isua-Ikoh
An Erasmus Mundus Scholar and young researcher with a drive for innovative products and process optimization. Currently working as a researcher with Renotech Oy in collaboration with Åbo Akademi University, Finland and University of Tartu, Estonia, to study the properties of various bio-fuel fly ashes, in order to optimize their utilization as major raw materials for various construction purposes.
I am a student doing a double degree program in analytical chemistry between University of Tartu and Åbo Akademi University. My master thesis will be done for Renotech Oy in cooperation with Åbo Akademi, under the combined supervision from both institutions. The aim of the research is to analyze the properties of different types of (bio)ashes and their potential utilization. We are looking both into already established uses of the ashes as cement additives, and eventual novices in their applications.
Bjarne Holmbom Ph.D., Professor emeritus, Scientific Advisor
One of the most respected wood-chemistry scientists in the world. He is the chairman of our partner company Separation Research.
Erik Nordenswan M.Sc. (Chem Eng.)
Senior Researcher, Nordkalk (ret),
With a background in different applications of cement and concrete manufacture, his main areas of knowledge are the compaction behavior of concretes and the heat generation of hydrating concrete. He has been the plant manager of a cement factory and has worked at Consolis and Nordkalk as a senior researcher.
Rainer Ålgars M.Sc. (Chem Eng.)
Research Manager, Weber st. Gobain (ret), Scientific Advisor
He is an authority in the field of plasters and mortars with multi-decade experience in the field.
Kaj Bäckman M.Sc. (Chem Eng.) Scientific Advisor
Main Professional Expertise:
Heat and chemicals recovery and their unit processes in chemical pulping.
M.Sc. (Chem Eng.) Scientific Advisor
With a long history in cement manufacture and development. He has worked at Finnsementti Oy as a manager and a director.
M.Sc.(Chem.), Laboratory Manger, Nordkalk, (retired). Scientific Advisor.
Over 30 years of experience in laboratory management of inorganic and analytical chemistry focusing on minerals and building materials