Biomaterials Science

Biomaterials are synthetic or natural origin materials that are used in repairs, regeneration and replacement of tissues. Department of Biomaterials Science is giving education of biomaterials in dental and medical curriculums, and in the curriculum of biomedicine at the University of Turku. Department takes part the dental technician education of the Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Contact information

University of Turku, Institute of Dentistry, Lemminkäisenkatu 2, FI-20520 Turku

Service Assistant Sari Heikkilä


Professor and Chair, Director of TCBC Pekka Vallittu
Docent (Adjunct Professor), Senior Lecturer, PhD (eng.) Niko Moritz
Docent (Adjunct Professor), Senior Lecturer, DDS, PhD Sufyan Garoushi

Docent (Adjunct Professor), PhD (chem.) Eija Säilynoja
Docent (Adjunct Professor), PhD (chem.) Mervi Puska
Docent (Adjunct Professor), PhD (phys.) Ilkka Kangasniemi
Docent (Adjunct Professor), PhD (biochem.) Giancarlo Forte
Docent (Adjunct Professor), PhD (chem.) Professor (University of Hong Kong) Jukka Matinlinna
Docent (Adjunct Professor), DDS, PhD Leila Perea-Lowery

Personnel of the Turku Clinical Biomaterials Centre (TCBC) that takes part in the activity:

Head of the TCBC Research laboratory, DDS Lippo Lassila
Senior Laboratory Technician Anna Kostiander
Senior Laboratory Technician Genevieve Alfont
Senior Laboratory Technician Mariia Valkama
Project Researcher Saara Sirkiä


Research at the Department of Biomaterials Science is widely networked world-wide and it is part of the profiling research programmes of the BioCity Turku and Faculty of Medicine.

Focus of the research is in non-metallic biomaterials and bioactivity of materials which are used as dental and medical indications. Research is made at the Turku Clinical Biomaterials Centre – TCBC in collaboration with other departments of the Faculty of Medicine, Åbo Akademi University, City of Turku and Turku University Hospital.