Ville-Valtteri Visuri works as an advisor at Teknoventure Oy. He is experienced in the application of national and international funding from public sources together with private companies. He has played a major role in securing several research projects with a realised total budget of over €30 million.
He has over 10 years of experience in research and development (R&D) activities related to the steel industry, working most recently as an Associate Professor at University of Oulu and as an R&D Manager at Outokumpu Stainless Oy. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications on the metallurgy of steelmaking and has been a Visiting Researcher at the RWTH Aachen University in 2014 and 2019. Visuri is a part-time Business Development Specialist at Luxmet Oy, a company that specialises in advanced high-temperature process monitoring and control systems for the metals industry. In addition, he serves, among others, as a deputy board member at Teknoventure Oy, as a board member at Hannu Luukinen oy, as the Chairman of the Division of Metallurgical Engineers at the Finnish Association for Mining and Metallurgical Engineers and as the Vice-Chairman of the Oulu University Society.
Visuri holds the Title of Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Process Metallurgy from the University of Oulu. He received a doctorate in Process Engineering as well as master´s and bachelor's degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management. He also holds the qualification of European Engineer by the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI) and the Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom by the Goethe-Institut Düsseldorf. During his undergraduate studies, he was an exchange student at the Technical University of Munich and worked, among others, at Rautaruukki Oyj, Nokia Siemens Networks Oy, and Turva Mutual Insurance Company. His working languages are Finnish, English and German, but he also speaks some Swedish and elementary Russian.