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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 and is currently on a research visit at RWTH Aachen University.

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 active in application of research funding and 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 a business development specialist at Luxmet Oy and an advisor at Teknoventure Oy. Furthermore, he serves as a deputy board member at Teknoventure Oy and as a board member at Hannu Luukinen Oy and Oulu Technical Society.

Prior to his current positions, Visuri worked in the Process Metallurgy Research Unit at University of Oulu and conducted a 6-month research visit at RWTH Aachen University. Visuri holds a doctoral degree 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 Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom — but he also 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.


  • Finnish Association for Mining and Metallurgical Engineers
  • Finnish Association of Graduate Engineers
  • Finnish Shareholder Association
  • Oulu Technical Society
  • Stahlinstitut VDEh