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Key Expertise

Jorma Autio

  • Project management
  • Engineering management
  • Engineering
  • KBS-3H repository design
  • EDZ-Excavation Damage Zone
  • Excavation techniques
  • Rock mechanics
  • Bentonite buffer development
  • Engineered Barrier Systems

Paula Keto

  • Repository engineering, specialized in backfilling issues
  • Backfill materials
  • Geotechnical laboratory tests
  • Project management
  • Consulting

Leena Kiviranta

  • Physical chemistry
  • Bentonite quality assurance & characterization
  • Quality management system

Sirpa Kumpulainen

  • Mineralogy
  • Geochemistry
  • Long-term mineralogical and chemical stability
  • Alternative buffer materials
  • Acquisition of buffer and backfill materials

Jari Martikainen

  • Effect of freeze/thaw cycles on bentonite buffer performance
  • Chemical erosion
  • Backfill materials
  • Laboratory techniques

 

Xavier Pintado

  • Project management
  • Engineering management
  • Engineering
  • Laboratory testing
  • THM numerical modelling
  • Bentonite buffer development
  • Engineered Barrier Systems
  • Concrete expertise. Self compacting concrete

Rasmus Eriksson

  • Physical chemistry
  • Colloid chemistry
  • Solid-liquid interfaces
  • Rheology
  • Cement-bentonite interactions

Md. Mamunul Hassan

  • Binder stabilization of soft soil
  • FEM modelling
  • Laboratory tests

Teemu Laurila

  • Physics and modeling of flows and multiphase systems
  • FEM modeling
  • Computational material physics

Elisa Rautioaho

  • THM numerical modelling
  • THM experiments related to buffer and backfill materials

Timothy Schatz

  • Project management
  • Physical and chemical properties of clay materials
  • Experimental test and measurement design
  • Data management