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Ville-Valtteri Visuri

Ville-Valtteri Visuri is a postdoctoral researcher and deputy head of the Process Metallurgy Research Unit at University of Oulu. He serves also as the vice-chairman of the Research Community for Steel Production, Fabrication and Applications. He is currently on a 10-month research visit at RWTH Aachen University.

His research interests focus on the primary and secondary metallurgy of steelmaking, covering both computational and experimental aspects. To this end, he has published over 40 scientific journal and conference papers, and served as an instructor of doctoral, licentiate, masterīs, and bachelorīs theses. He regularly conducts peer-reviews for scientific journals. He has played a major role in the preparation of several successful project applications, which sum up to a total of over €30 million. 

Outside academia, Visuri is business development specialist at Luxmet Oy (measurement and automation technology), advisor and deputy board member at Teknoventure Oy (venture capital), and serves as board member at Hannu Luukinen Oy (honey and bee products) and Oulu Technical Society

Prior to his current positions, Visuri worked in the Process Metallurgy Research Unit at University of Oulu, earning a D.Sc. (Tech.) with distinction in Process Engineering. He also held a funded position at the national Graduate School in Chemical Engineering, and conducted a 6-month research visit at RWTH Aachen University. He studied Industrial Engineering and Management at University of Oulu, receiving an M.Sc. (Tech.) with distinction and a B.Sc. (Tech.), and spent an exchange semester at Technical University of Munich focussing on Business Administration. During his undergraduate studies, he had trainee positions at Rautaruukki Oyj (steelmaking), Nokia Siemens Networks Oy (telecommunications), Turva Mutual Insurance Company, and OBAS Oy (metal works).

In his free time, he is enthusiastic about roadcycling, home-brewing, short films, and history. Visuri is married and speaks Finnish, English, German, Swedish, and elementary Russian. He aims to keep his number of countries visited in sync with his age in years.

Finnish Association for Mining and Metallurgical Engineers
Finnish Association of Graduate Engineers
Finnish Shareholder Association
Oulu Technical Society
Steel Institute VDEh