entrepreneur, managing director, project mentor
Since January 2015
I am prepared to give consulting and teaching in innovation management, leadership and creative research. I can give all kinds of assistance for project management in any phase, particularly planning. I can help with investment evaluations and acquisitions, particularly on the most critical issues like evaluation and developing the innovation and adaptation capacity. Also simulations and models for any phenomena can be delivered. I can lead multidisciplinary research work as I know quantitative and qualitative methods in social and natural sciences. I have also experience on radiation detectors and measurement electronics. I am familiar with all kinds of analysis. I can organize meetings, conferences and events. I can arrange education and teaching for both theory and practice. I have experience on international trades (Russia, Switzerland, Italy and Spain) as buyer, interpreter or translator. I can provide help with internationalization, cultural accommodation, interpretations and translations.
September 2007 --- August 2011
I established the the start-up company. Previously I had been working as a part-time entrepreneur. I developed software for conference management. It applied the then very new Java servlet technology with a Web user interface and connection to Oracle or other database (JDBC). I used the software in some scientific conferences in Finland and made installations in Germany and Denmark. I also translated business documents of my clients into Spanish. That helped in one full merger. I learned a lot of business economy and marketing, particularly through failures. That gave me more inspiration to study the economy and management in the university.
June 2010 --- June 2010
I continued planning future projects. I completed my simulations of the neutrino beam sent from a distant accelerator like CERN. I used my own Java code and applied other codes written in C or C++. I passed my knowledge to local students so that they can continue my work. I felt being very productive in Germany. I fit very well in the team from the day one, just because I had a different kind of knowledge and cognitive capacity but still shared the same values so that together we were very strong. I could not continue working abroad, though, because my children ned their father too much on that age.
October 2009 --- December 2009
I planned future projects for building research infrastructures hosting the largest volume experiments ever built. I simulated the experiments and discovered the possibility to apply liquid scintillator technology for a far detector of a neutrino beam sent from a distant accelerator like CERN. During my stay I learned more about German culture and practised my German language skills that I had gained in the school. I was quite amazed how effectively organized the German institutions are.
September 1999 --- January 2008
I managed EU-funded projects to develop research infrastructures deep underground in the Pyhäsalmi mine. I applied and obtained funding with a typical budget 300 000 € per annum. I lead a research team consisting of 5-10 persons, including senior scientist from other nationalities and research students to be trained. We performed three pilot experiments in the mine with international collaboration. We started building a mid-size experiment EMMA to measure cosmic rays. I made also theoretical studies and numerical simulations for these and other experiments. I made visual models to demonstrate the phenomena and processes, using Java GUI. I participated in several international EU framework projects. I was also involved in the planning of many others, some successful and some not. I established and maintained contacts with the most important scientists in the field and the heads of other underground laboratories in the world. We were working in an operative underground mine. Therefore I had to take all operational and safety concerns into account. Particularly I learned that an unreported incident is a lost possibility to learn. Our safety record was impeccable. I gave lectures in particle physics and supervised more than ten Master's thesis. I organized several meetings. I was the chairman for one and member of the committee for another major international scientific conference. I attended several courses and lectures in leadership and administration.
University Teacher and Researcher
September 1995 --- August 1999
I investigated the theory of elementary particles. I continued to make models for neutrinos in different parts of the universe. I established one of the most used resource in the web among the neutrino scientists, the "Ultimate Neutrino Page". I developed some Java applets, both server and client side, to visualize neutrino phenomena for scientist and students. I gave lectures and exercises in physics and mathematics. I also supervised laboratory practicals. I attended a course to develop university pedagogical skills. With my local colleagues we organized two major international conferences.
September 1993 --- August 1995
I continued research in international environments. I studied neutrinos in the universe as well as models for neutrino masses. I wrote simulation codes in FORTRAN. During my stay I learned to speak fluent Italian. I also learned the Italian culture.
October 1991 --- September 1993
I started my postdoctoral career in research, working in an international environment. I made particle physics models for generating very small masses for neutrinos and studied the phenomena caused by the tiny masses. These included the Sun, supernovae and the early universe. I also studied neutrinos as the missing dark matter. I gave some lectures in cosmology. During my stay in Spain I learned to speak fluent Spanish and write it better than most men in the street.
July 1990 --- July 1991
I studied neutrinos in supernovae for my doctoral thesis. I learned to do numerical simulations in FORTRAN, both with a stand-alone code or using pre-written libraries. I also gave exercises in physics.
June 1984 --- August 1984
I operated all large film processing machines and did quality control and other tasks.
May 1982 --- August 1982
I operated a large film processing machine. Mostly I worked in the dark room. Occasionally I participated in the quality control, mailing and other tasks.
June 1981 --- August 1981
I worked in the quality control for the processed film. I also helped the receive the films from the processing machines. I learned to work in the industry. I also got practice to speak in Swedish. I had studied Swedish in the school, so it was not too difficult.
Analytical thinkingCollaborationCreative thinkingCoordinationCritical thinkingInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilityStrategic thinkingTrustAdaptabilityCuriosityIndependenceKindnessOrganizationSelf-discipline
Skills and Expertise
Analytical skills Analyze data Control data Guide students Report data Technology research Use content management systems Write papersAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorAdminister logisticsAdvise on strategyAttend at steering committee meetingsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companybudgeting of R&D activitiescollaborate in research projects at universitiesConduct literature searchesConduct university research Coordinate projectscoordinating research projectsDesign scientific experimentsDevelop software programsDevelop strong internal relationships with stakeholdersDirect co-workersExecute scientific projectsExtrapolate dataFinancial administrationFollow up projectsGeneral office managementIdentify growth / improvement potentialIdentify investigatorsIdentify risksLead studiesLead teamsLiaise with research teamLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredManage budgetsManage complexityManage contractors Manage data collection systemManage data reporting systemsManage laboratory proceduresManage multiple projectsManage projects resourcesManage research projectsManage risksManage study budgetmanaging a small teamManuscript preparationNegotiate budget NetworkOffice managementOperate research equipmentOral presentationOrganise meetingsOrganise steering committeePeople managementPlan experimentsPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesPrepare final reportPrepare manuscriptPresent data at congressproject managementProject probable outcomesProvide support for scientific and/or technical projectsProvide technical supportProvide trainingPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsR&DResearch at universitiesReview dataSelect investigatorsSelect sitesSet up research projectsSite managementSolve problemsStatistical analysisSupervise analysts and researchersSupervise PhD studentsTeachingTrain off site staffTrain on site staffTrain StaffWork cross-functionallyWrite documentsWritten presentation
subject studies in pedagogy from University Centre Chydenius at Kokkola in 2017
Master of Social Sciences in management from University of Lapland in 2014
basic studies in work and organisational psychology from University of Eastern Finland in 2011
basic studies in Business Economics from University of Jyväskylä in 2011
Open university studies in production economy from University of Vaasa in 2010
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physical Sciences from University of Helsinki in 1991
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Physical Sciences from University of Helsinki in 1988
matriculation examination in from Lönnrotin lukio, Lappeenranta in 1981