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Role&Expertise: Perform a complete life cycle analysis on the aerogel material. Characterization of material for building applications. Material behaviour in alternating climates and under extremely high relative humidity conditions.

Key Researchers:

  • Dr. Markku Leivo, Principal Scientist, building materials
  • Mr. Ismo Heimonen, Senior Research Scientist, building physics and indoor climate.
  • Dr. Tarja Häkkinen, Senior Principal Scientist, Life Cycle Management.