Päivö is a senior research fellow in the Sustainable Cementitious Binders team in the Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit, where he started in 2012. Päivö graduated from the University of Michigan with PhD in Applied Physics in 2011. After his graduation he worked in a start-up company, Life Magnetics, Inc. in Ann Arbor, USA as a co-inventor and lead scientist, and as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Oulu, before his appointment to the current position in June 2017.
Initiated collaboration between the research units, co-supervised a Masters and Bachelor student. Currently co-supervising PhD student at Imperial.