Biography

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 visiting RWTH Aachen University to advance his on-going research on hot metal desulphurisation. Outside academia, Visuri is an advisor and deputy board member at Teknoventure Oy, and serves as board member at Hannu Luukinen oy and Oulu Technical Society.

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 articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings, instructed numerous master´s theses, and served as a peer-reviewer for several scientific journals. He is currently instructing two doctoral theses and a licentiate thesis. He has played a major role in the preparation of several successful project applications, which sum up to a total of over €30 million.

Prior to his current positions, Visuri worked in the Process Metallurgy Research Unit at University of Oulu first as a research assistant and then as a doctoral student and a team leader in the steel research community. During this time, he was a member of the Graduate School in Chemical Engineering (a national doctoral program) and worked also as a visiting researcher at RWTH Aachen University. An alumnus of University of Oulu, he received a doctorate (with distinction) in Process Engineering as well as master´s (with distinction) and bachelor's degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management. Before completing his undergraduate studies, he spent an exchange semester at Technical University of Munich focussing on Business Administration, and worked in various trainee positions, among others, at Rautaruukki Oyj (an integrated steel works), Nokia Siemens Networks Oy (a base station factory), Turva Mutual Insurance Company, and OBAS Oy (a workshop).

In his free time, he engages in the activities of several non-professional associations and is enthusiastic about economics, homebrewing, history, and roadcycling. 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.