Dr Maria Smolander is a research team leader of the “Flexible sensors and devices” research team. Her expertise areas include e.g. development and testing of printed indicator and sensor concepts as well as printable power sources. Maria Smolander gained her PhD from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1995. Maria Smolander has been involved as a project manager or WP leader in several EU and national projects dealing with functional solutions and power sources for different applications.
Currently, she acts as a member of the Executive Board and Work Package leader of Flexible Electronics in Graphene Flagship, the biggest research initiative in Europe. She has also been involved as the project owner or project manager in several development projects with industrial customers. She has contributed 38 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and several patent applications. Her h-index is 20 (Scopus) or 23 (Google Scholar). She has over 50 presences in scientific conferences and 6 granted patents and additional 8 patent application families