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 a business development specialist at Luxmet Oy, 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, conducted peer-reviews for several scientific journals, and instructed doctoral, licentiate, masterīs, and bachelorīs theses. 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, 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 completed his undergraduate studies at University of Oulu, receiving an M.Sc. (Tech.) with distinction and a B.Sc. (Tech.) in Industrial Engineering and Management. During this time, he spent an exchange semester at Technical University of Munich studying 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 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.