Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Born in 1973, Salmela is the CTO and co-founder of Spinnova. Prior to inventing the method for spinning fibre out of cellulose, physicist Salmela was a team leader of VTT’s (Technical Research Centre of Finland) rheology and process flows team.
His main focus was on experimental research of paper making related fibre suspension flows and rheology. Salmela has led several large industrial process development projects in his 18 years with the VTT. He was also a visiting scientist at the university of British Columbia in Vancouver. Salmela was chosen European CTO of the Year 2018.