Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 1982
    Master of Science (Technology), Chemical Engineering, Åbo Akademi University

  • 1993
    Licentiate of Science (Technology), Chemical Engineering, Åbo Akademi University

  • 1995
    Doctor of Science, Materials Technology, Tampere University of Technology

  • 2004
    Executive MBA, Helsinki School of Economics (present: Aalto University) Executive Education)

Work Experience

  • 1982
    – 1982 Lecturer, Department of Physical Chemistry at Åbo Akademi University

  • 1982
    – 1983 Laboratory Engineer, Quality Control, Neste Chemicals Oy, Porvoo Production Plants, Finland

  • 1984 – 1990
    Concrete and Silicate Technology, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

  • 1990 – 1993
    Building Materials, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

  • 1994 – 1996
    Building Technology, Fire Technology, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

  • 1984 – 1993
    Research Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

  • 1984 – 1996
    Senior Research Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

  • 1996 – 1999
    Administrator in Secretariats of Parliamentary Committees and Delegations: Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy ITRE (former Committee on Research, Technological Development and Energy) (01.12.1996 – 30.07.1999); Temporary Inquiry Committee on BSE Mad Cow Disease (01.09.1996 – 28.02.1997); Committee on Regional Policy (01.03.1996 – 30.11.1996); European Parliament, Brussels

  • 1999 – 2007
    Various research management positions: Group Manager / Service Manager / Business Controller: Technology integration in built environment, Construction processes, Building service systems, Materials research, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

  • Since 2007
    Vice President, EU Affairs, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

International evaluation assignments: European institutions

  • EU Commission Key Enabling Technologies High Level Group, Member of Sherpa Group, 2010 – 2015

  • Expert for Committee of Regions Opinion on European Industrial Renaissance, 2014

  • Independent Expert Evaluator of H2020-NMP Call, 2014

  • Member of Independent Expert Group on H2020 Contractual PPPs Ex-Ante Assessment, 2013

  • Member of Independent Expert Group for Final Assessment of Research PPPs in the European Economic Recovery Plan, 2013

  • Independent Expert Evaluator of FP7-NMP-2013-SME-7, 2012

  • Member of Independent Expert Group for Interim Assessment of Research PPPs in the European Economic Recovery Plan, 2011

  • Independent Expert Evaluator of FP7 ERA-NET proposals, 2007 – 2008

International evaluation assignments: FORMAS, Sweden

  • Chair, Evaluation Panel for project proposals in Strategic Calls on Sustainable Building and Urban Planning, 2016, 2015 and 2013

  • Member, Evaluation Panel for project proposals on Sustainable building, renovation and renewal of residential and commercial buildings, 2012

  • Member, Evaluation Panels for several Calls in FORMAS-BIC Sustainable Built Environment Programme, 2004 – 2011

National level assignments

  • Member of the Strategic Research Council SRC within Academy of Finland, for supporting evidence-based policy, appointed by the Finnish Government, since 2014

  • Member of the Government Foresight Group within Prime Minister's Office, appointed by the Finnish Government, since 2016

  • Deputy Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Defence MATINE, appointed by the Finnish Government, since 2016

  • Member of the Coordination Committee in Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, with the task to develop and implement the region’s Smart Specialisation Strategy, since 2014

  • Member of the national EU sub-committee for Research and Innovation Policy, chaired by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, since 2007

  • Member of the Finnish NMO for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria, since 2015

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, with three grown-up children and their families


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