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Associate Professor, Design and Materialities, Aalto University, Finland

Pirjo Kääriäinen

Steering Board Member: Pirjo Kääriäinen
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Pirjo is a design professional and facilitator, working at the intersection of design and material sciences. She has been developing interdisciplinary CHEMARTS collaboration between chemical engineering and design at the Aalto University since 2011, focusing especially on the teaching and research of bio-based materials. She has been part of a team exploring new cellulosic textile fibers and textile production through biotechnology. Before her career in academia, she worked for the Scandinavian textile industry as a designer and design manager and gained experience also as an entrepreneur and consultant for creative industries. She is constantly looking for new ways to combine design with science, technology, and business.