Honorary Member

Prof. Dr. Michael Gasik

Prof. Dr. Michael Gasik is an expert for materials processing and new materials solutions (functional materials, fuel cells and hydrogen, energy, biomaterials, etc.) as well as their modelling and evaluation. The core competence is based on the chain “materials design – processing – structure – properties – testing – application”. One  focus of his work is in multi-objective design and optimisation of materials, processes and phenomena and data processing.

Address P.O.Box 16200
Vuorimiehentie 2K
00076 Aalto
Contact Michael Gasik
Phone: +358 (0)50 560 9511

Curiculum Vitae


  • Dipl. Eng. (M. Sc.), special metallurgy (Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute, Ukraine, 1983; diploma with excellence)
  • Ph. D. in ferrous metallurgy (Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, Moscow, Russia, 1987)
  • Dr. Technol., materials manufacturing technology (Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, 1995; passed with distinction)
  • Dr. Tech. Sci., powder metallurgy and composite materials (A. A. Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of RAS, Moscow, Russia, 2000).

Professional Career and Current Position:

  • Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute, Ukraine, 1983-1991; research engineer, senior research scientist, assistant professor
  • Manchester Materials Science Centre (University of Manchester and UMIST), UK, 1991, visiting research scientist
  • Helsinki University or Technology – TKK, Espoo, Finland, 1991-2010, researcher, docent, professor
  • Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 1998; visiting professor
  • Aalto University Foundation, School of Chemical Technology, since 2010, professor (current position)


The main activities of Prof. Michael Gasik are in the areas of materials processing and new materials solutions (basic metals, fuel cells, hydrogen, energy, biomaterials, tools, functional coatings, etc.) as well as their modelling and evaluation. The core competence is based on the chain “materials design – processing – structure – properties – testing – application” scientific research, management and modelling. One specific focus of research is in multi-objective design and optimisation (MODAO) of materials, processes and phenomena (ab-initio and mathematical modelling combined with FEM, CFD and experimental validation) and data processing (visualisation, data mining, Bayesian analysis).

Grants, Projects and Awards

  • 2013-2016: EU FCH JU "Solar-to-hydrogen hybrid cycles"
  • 2011-2014: Finnish-Portuguese project "Functionally gradated metal-ceramics dental implant materials"
  • 2010-2012: Finnish-Japanese project "Pt- and Pd-alloyed biomedical Zr-Nb alloys"2009-2012: IEA HIA Task 25 “Study of advanced processes for hydrogen production”
  • 2007-2010: national project “Materials Solutions for PEM fuel cells”
  • 2007-2010: national project “Solid Oxide Fuel Cell - from development to demonstration”
  • 2007-2009: national project “Durable boiler – advanced solutions for materials and surfaces”
  • 2006-2011: EU FP6 IP-SME “Multifunctional bioresorbable biocompatible coatings with biofilm inhibition and optimal implant fixation”
  • 2006-2010: EU FP6 IP-SME “New automotive components designed for and manufactured by intelligent processing of light alloys”
  • 2005-2008: EU FP6 “Design of highly conductive solid thin film electrolyte for stack integration within the optical and energy storage applications”
  • 2004-2009: EU FP6 and ESA IP “Intermetallic materials processing in relation to Earth and space solidification”
  • 2004-2006: IEA HIA Task 17 “Distributed hydrogen energy systems”
  • 2004-2006: national project “Development of the PEM fuel cell power stack”
  • 2001-2005: EU FP5 “Increasing the performance of total hip replacement prostheses through functionally graded materials innovation and design”
  • 2001-2003: Finnish-Japanese-US project “Advanced technology for diamond tools”
  • 2001-2003: Finnish-Japanese-US project “Development of advanced coatings technology”
  • 2000-2003: Finnish-Japanese project “Microassemblies by intelligent particle attachment”
  • 1999-2001: Finnish-Japanese project “Non-traditional materials solutions for energy industry”
  • 1997-2001: EU FP5 “Graded materials manufactured by electrophoresis for tribological applications”


  • Henriques, B., Gasik, M., Souza, J.C.M., Nascimento, R.M., Soares, D., Silva, F.S. Mechanical and thermal properties of hot pressed CoCrMo–porcelain composites developed for prosthetic dentistry. J. Mech. Behaviour of Biomed. Mater. 30 (2014), 103-110
  • Gasik, M., Keski-Honkola, A., Friman, M., Bilotsky, Y. Development and optimization of hydroxyapatite – ß-TCP functionally gradated biomaterial. J. Mech. Behaviour of Biomed. Mater. 30C (2014), 266-273
  • Lokkuluoto, A., Gasik, M. Modeling and experimental assessment of Nafion membrane properties used in SO2 depolarized water electrolysis for hydrogen production. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, (2013), 38, 1, 10-19
  • Lokkiluoto, A., Gasik, M. Activities and free energy of mixing of sulfuric acid solutions by Gibbs–Duhem equation integration. J. Chem. Eng. Data, 57 (2012), 1665-1671
  • Henriques, B., Gasik, M., Soares, D., Silva, F.S. Experimental evaluation of the bond strength between a CoCrMo dental alloy and porcelain through a composite metal-ceramic graded transition interlayer. J. Mech. Behavior Biomed. Mater., 13 (2012), 206-214
  • Isomäki, I., Hämäläinen, M., Gasik, M. Thermodynamic assessment of the ternary Ni-Ti-Cr system. J. Alloys and Comp., 543 (2012), 12-18
  • Gasik, M., Van Mellaert, L., Pierron, D., Braem, A., Hofmans, D., De Waelheyns, E., Anné, J., Harmand, M.-F., Vleugels J. Reduction of biofilm infection risks and promotion of osteointegration for optimized surfaces of titanium implants. Adv. Healthcare Mater., 1, No. 1 (2012), 117–127
  • Lokkiluoto, A., Taskinen, P.A., Gasik, M., Kojo, I.V., Peltola, H., Barker, M. H., Kleifges, K-H. Novel process concept for the production of H2 and H2SO4 by SO2-depolarized electrolysis. Environment, Development and Sustainability (2012), 529-540
  • Bodyanski, E,V., Kucherenko, E.I., Mihalyov, O. I., Filatov, V.S., Gasik, M.M., Kutsyn V.S. Artificial intellect methods in the management of ferroalloys processing technology. National Metallurgical Academy, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (2011), 420 pp
  • Galzim, Q., Mansilla, C., Giaconia, A., Poitou, S., Hinkley, J., Ebbesen, S.D., Gasik, M., Gilardi, T., LeNaour, F., Graf, D., Roeb, M., Sattler, C., Liberatore, R., Tarquini, P., Moliner, R., Suelves, I., Gstoehl, D., Vogt, U., Allen, R., Kolb, G.J. A multicriteria approach for evaluating high temperature hydrogen production processes. Int. J. Multicrit. Decis. Making, 1, No. 2, (2011), 177-204
  • Gasik, M., Kawasaki, A. Analysis and simulation of FGM thermal barrier coatings hot burner testing. Mater. Sci. Forum, 631-632 (2010), 79-84
  • Gasik, M.M., Gasik, M.I., Urazlina, O. Yu., Kutuzov, S.V. Modelling and optimisation of anthracite treatment in an electrocalcinator. Proc. 12th Intern. Ferroalloys Congr., Ed. A. Vartiainen, Helsinki, Finland, 1 (2010), 339-347
  • Gasik, M. Simple optimization of gradated biomaterial scaffolds made of calcium phosphates, EnginSoft Newsletter, 7 (2010), 3, 23-24
  • Gasik, M.M., Gasik, M.I., Multi-variate analysis and optimisation of electrical conductivity of MnO-CaO-SiO2 slags. Proc. 12th Intern. Ferroalloys Congr., Ed. A. Vartiainen, Helsinki, Finland, 2 (2010), 537-545
  • Gasik, M. (ed), Materials for Fuel Cells, Woodhead Publ., (2008), 512 pp
  • Zhang, B., Gasik, M., Facchini, A., Pressaco, M., DallaPria, P., Posocco, S. Computer-integrated safe design of FGM component for hip replacement prosthesis. Mater. Sci. Forum, 492-493 (2005), 483-488
  • Gasik, M., Kawasaki, A., Kang, Y.S. Optimisation of FGM TBC and their cycling stability. Mater. Sci. Forum, 492-493 (2005), 9-14.