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I serve as Deputy Head of the Process Metallurgy Research Unit. In this role, I participate in the management of the research unit from funding point of view. I also serve as the vice-chairman of the Research Community for Steel Production, Fabrication and Applications, which is organised under the Faculty of Technology. The Research Community focuses on promoting multi-disciplinary steel research across all research units of the faculty and supports application of joint research funding.

I have been involved in several projects with budgets ranging from few tens of thousands to several millions of euros. The projects are conducted in close co-operation with the steel industry. In the recent years the international collaboration has intensified as project partners aim to respond to global megatrends.

Programme/project level tasks

Role
Duration Programme/project name Budget Funder
Member of the Steering Group,
Responsible for preparation of project plan and budgeting
2019– Alustatalous metallinjalostuksessa (AMET)
EUR 4.74 million Business Finland
Expert Member of the Steering Group
Responsible for preparation of project plan and budgeting
2018– Symbiosis of Steel Production and Nature (SYMMET)
EUR 6.9 million Business Finland
Member of the Management Group 2017– Genome of Steel profilation project NA Academy of Finland
Contact person, prepared WP6  2015–2019 Mathematics and Materials Science for Steel Production and Manufacturing (MIMESIS) EUR 2.1 million European Union
Major role in preparation of project plan and budgeting 2017–2018 Flexible and Adaptive Operations in Metal Production (FLEX) EUR 4.4 million Business Finland
Major role in preparation of project plan and budgeting 2014–2017 System Integrated Metals Processing (SIMP) EUR 24.2 million TEKES

Subproject/workpackage level tasks

Role
Topic(s) Duration Name Budget Programme Funder
Contact person EAF 2020– WP3 Metal recovery NA High potential inorganic side streams (MIMEPRO) Business Finland
WP leader, Researcher Continuous casting
EAF
HMD
2019– WP2 Phenomenon-based models and AI NA Alustatalous metallinjalostuksessa (AMET) Business Finland
Researcher, Secretary of the Management Group HMD 2018– TT1 + TT2 EUR 4.6 million Symbiosis of Steel Production and Nature (SYMMET) Business Finland
Researcher Continuous casting
Inclusions
2017– Process Metallurgy NA Genome of Steel profilation project Academy of Finland
Contact person Ladle 2015–2019 WP6 Optimal control of ladle stirring EUR 2.1 million Mathematics and Materials Science for Steel Production and Manufacturing (MIMESIS) European Union
Researcher HMD 2017–2018 Proactive Metal Production (PMP) NA Flexible and Adaptive Operations in Metal Production (FLEX) Business Finland
Researcher, Secretary of the Management Group AOD
BOF
CAS-OB
VTD
2017–2018 Adaptive Refining Metallurgy (ARM) EUR 1.2 million Flexible and Adaptive Operations in Metal Production (FLEX) Business Finland
Researcher, contact person AOD
Ladle
2014–2017 Sustainable Production of Ferroalloys (ProFe) NA
FiDiPro TEKES
Researcher, Secretary of the Management Group AOD
BOF
CAS-OB
VTD
2014–2017 Dynamic multiphysics modelling as guidance in progressing steel making (DYNAMO) EUR 7.5 million System Integrated Metals Processing (SIMP) TEKES
Researcher HMD 2016 Decision support of metallurgical processes (DECISIO) NA System Integrated Metals Processing (SIMP) TEKES
Researcher, Member of the Management Group AOD
CAS-OB
Inclusions
2012–2014 Advanced Melt Metallurgy (AMMe) EUR 6.5 million Energy and Lifecycle-efficient
Metal Processes (ELEMET)
TEKES

MIMESIS

MIMESIS project meeting at the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) in Berlin, Germany (June 2016).

Grants and scholarships

The following foundations or organisations are acknowledged for grants and scholarships:

Finnish Culture Foundation (2015)
Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (2013 & 2015)
Finnish Science Foundation for Economics and Technology (2013)
Graduate School in Chemical Engineering (2012 & 2013)
Tauno Tφnning Foundation (2015 & 2016)
Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation (2013 & 2016)
Walter Ahlstrφm foundation (2019)