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Thursday, April 22, 2010
1 p.m., NSERL 3.204














“VTT: The Finnish Approach to Materials Science”
Dr. Mika Vähä-Nissi, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest multi-technological applied research organization in Northern Europe and part of the Finnish innovation system under the domain of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT is a nonprofit research organization that provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. This presentation will demonstrate the research work done at VTT as a whole and examine in more detail some current programs, research projects and reference cases.

Mika Vähä-Nissi earned his M.Sc (Eng.) in 1994 and D. Tech in 1998, both from Tampere University of Technology in Finland. His expertise areas include coating and converting. He has also worked on barrier coatings, barrier properties, and converting of specialty papers, and he has been a lecturer in converting, packaging and surface phenomena. He has authored/co-authored more than 30 conference papers, articles and other publications.