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About me

I have Professorship in Materials Characterization. My research areas include microstructural characterization and NDT (non-destructive testing) of various materials together with activities in material prosessing, performance and failure analysis. My special expertise area is on electron microscopy including the leadership in university-level microscopy infrastructure (Tampere Microscopy Center). I also act as Vice Dean for Research in Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences.



Main positions of trust

  1. Tampere University: Member in TAU Science council, Steering group member in PROFI6 Tampere Imaging Research Platform and Steering group member in Tampere Health project
  2. Board member of SCANDEM Nordic Microscopy Society since 2012 
  3. Earlier in Academy of Finland: Member of the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering (2019-21) and Member if The Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee (FIRI Committee 2019-22)

Research unit

Materials Science and Environmental Engineering


Important funding instruments: Academy of Finland, Business Finland, EU, foundations and industry.

Research career

1. Professor, Tampere University 2019-

2. Professor (2016 - 2018) Tampere University of Technology

3. Associate professor (2013 - 2016) Tampere University of Technology

4. Senior Researcher (fulltime/part time, 2007 - 2013) Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Work Environment Development

5. Visiting Researcher (1-3/1999) Stockholm University, Structural Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory

6. Visiting Scholar (2-7/1996) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory

7. Researcher/Senior Researcher/Senior Research Fellow (1996 – 2013) Tampere University of Technology