Research fellow at the University of Surrey since November 2019
- 2017: PhD in Bioengineering, Tampere University of Technology (Finland)
- 2013: MSc in Environmental biotechnology, Tampere University of Technology (Finland)
- 2012: BSc in Environmental biotechnology, Tampere University of Technology (Finland)
- 2018 - 2019: Postdoctoral researcher at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
- 2017 - 2018: Postdoctoral researcher at Tampere University of Technology, Finland
My main research areas of interest include microbial processes, electrochemical systems and water treatment - individually and as combined. In my research, I have focused on the sustainable removal of various contaminants and recovery of valuable compounds from environmental waters and wastewaters. My other research interests include electroactive microorganisms, extremophilic microorganisms, (bio)electrochemical metal recovery, catalysts for electrochemical oxygen reduction and biosorption of metals.
I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the GREENER -project (Integrated systems for effective environmental remediation, H2020 GA no. 826312) treating contaminated waters with bioelectrochemical systems.
GREENER proposes the development of green, sustainable, efficient, and low-cost solutions for soil/sediment and water bioremediation, by integrating several remediation strategies with innovative bio-electrochemical technologies. The project will effectively accelerate the remediation time of a range of organic and inorganic pollutants of high concern, while producing useful end-products, such as bioelectricity and/or harmless metabolites of industrial interest.
European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme, Grant Agreement No. 826312.
Haavisto, J., Kokko, M.E., Lakaniemi, A.-M., Sulonen, M.L.K., Puhakka, J.A. 2020, ”The effect of start-up on energy recovery and compositional changes in brewery wastewater in bioelectrochemical systems”, Bioelectrochemistry, vol. 132, 107402.
ter Heijne, A., Liu, D., Sulonen, M.L.K., Sleutels, T., Fabregat-Santiago, F. 2018, “Quantification of bio-anode capacitance in bioelectrochemical systems using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy”, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 400, pp. 533-538.
Sulonen, M.L.K., Kokko, M.E., Lakaniemi, A. & Puhakka, J.A. 2018, ”Simultaneous removal of tetrathionate and copper from simulated acidic mining water in bioelectrochemical and electrochemical systems”, Hydrometallurgy, vol. 176, pp. 129-138.
Sulonen, M.L.K., Lakaniemi, A., Kokko, M.E. & Puhakka, J.A. 2017, "The effect of anode potential on bioelectrochemical and electrochemical tetrathionate degradation", Bioresource Technology, vol. 226, pp. 173-180.
Sulonen, M.L.K.; Lakaniemi, A.-M., Kokko, M.E.; Puhakka, J.A. 2017, “Reduced Inorganic Sulfur Compounds of Simulated Mining Waters Support Bioelectrochemical and Electrochemical Current Generation” In: Wolkersdorfer, C.; Sartz, L.; Sillanpää, M. & Häkkinen, A.: Mine Water & Circular Economy, vol. 2, pp. 939 – 946, Lappeenranta, Finland.
Butti, S.K., Velvizhi, G., Sulonen, M.L.K., Haavisto, J.M., Koroglu, E.O., Cetinkaya, A.Y., Singh, S., Arya, D., Annie Modestra, J., Vamsi Krishna, K., Verma, A., Ozkaya, B., Lakaniemi, A., Puhakka, J.A. & Venkata Mohan, S. 2016, "Microbial electrochemical technologies with the perspective of harnessing bioenergy: Maneuvering towards upscaling", Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 53, pp. 462-476.
Sulonen, M.L.K., Lakaniemi, A., Kokko, M.E. & Puhakka, J.A. 2016, "Long-term stability of bioelectricity generation coupled with tetrathionate disproportionation", Bioresource Technology, vol. 216, pp. 876-882.
Kokko, M.E., Mäkinen, A.E., Sulonen, M.L.K. & Puhakka, J.A. 2015, "Effects of anode potentials on bioelectrogenic conversion of xylose and microbial community compositions", Biochemical Engineering Journal, vol. 101, pp. 248-252.
Sulonen, M.L.K., Kokko, M.E., Lakaniemi, A. & Puhakka, J.A. 2015, "Electricity generation from tetrathionate in microbial fuel cells by acidophiles", Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 284, pp. 182-189.