Tuomo Nissinen is a post-doctoral researcher working in the Department of Applied Physics of University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio campus. He graduated as a M.Sc. in 2012 and as a Ph.D. in 2016 from the same department. During his M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies, he investigated utilization of porous nanomaterials in biomedical applications, especially in targeted cancer treatment. Currently, he is working with using similar porous nanomaterials to remove and extract heavy metals from waste waters and leachates.
Tuomo Nissinen is also developing a new method for on-site, real-time heavy metal analyses of water samples. He is running a Tekes funded technology project and is the leader of the team 3A Water in the Helsinki Challenge, a science based idea competition. Both projects are aiming to develop and commercialize the heavy metal analyzing technology.
He has published 8 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals, worked in several Tekes and Academy of Finland funded projects involving private companies. He has also obtained several personal grands from foundations.