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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.

His research interests focus on chemical kinetics and transport phenomena in the primary and secondary metallurgy of steelmaking. To this end, Visuri has published 50 articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He has instructed numerous theses and regularly conducts peer-reviews for scientific journals. Visuri is actively engaged in the application of research funding and has played a major role in the preparation of several successful project applications, which have a realised total budget of over €40 million.

Outside academia, Visuri is a business development specialist at Luxmet Oy as well as an advisor and a deputy board member at Teknoventure Oy. Furthermore, he serves as a board member at Hannu Luukinen Oy.

Visuri has conducted two extended research visits at RWTH Aachen University (2014 and 2019). He holds a doctorate in Process Engineering as well as master's and bachelor's degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management; all from University of Oulu. During his undergraduate studies, he spent an exchange semester at Technical University of Munich and had trainee positions in the steel and telecommunications industries.

His working languages are Finnish, English and German, for which he holds the Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom. In addition, he speaks some Swedish and elementary Russian. In his free time, Visuri is enthusiastic about roadcycling, home-brewing, short films, and history. He is married and aims to keep his number of countries visited in sync with his age in years.