Professor & Chair of the Materials Platform, Aalto University.

Professor Orlando Rojas is chair of the Materials Platform of Aalto University where he holds double affiliation with the departments of Bioproducts and Biosystems and Applied Physics. He is the recipient of the 2018 Anselme Payen Award, one of the highest recognitions in the area of cellulose and renewable materials.  He is elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society, the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and is the recipient of the 2015 Tappi Nanotechnology Award. He is co-PI of the Academy of Finland’s Center of Excellence in Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials Research, HYBER (2014-2019). His most recent research grants includes the prestigious European Research Commission Advanced Grant (ERC-Advanced) and the Academy of Finland Materials Bioeconomy Flagship. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers related to the core research of his group, “Bio-based Colloids and Materials”, which mainly deals with nanostructures from renewable materials and their utilization in multiphase systems.