Ville-Valtteri Visuri

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Ville-Valtteri Visuri

Ville-Valtteri Visuri

Docent, D.Sc. (Tech.)

Senior Research Fellow

Biography

Dr. Ville-Valtteri Visuri works as an Research and Development Manager at Outokumpu Stainless, leading modelling activities. He also serves also as a part-time Senior Research Fellow and Docent at University of Oulu. His research is focused on chemical kinetics and transport phenomena in the metallurgy of steelmaking.

Research interests

  • Metallurgy of iron, steel, and ferroalloys
  • Metallurgical thermodynamics
  • Kinetics of metallurgical unit processes
  • Transport phenomena in metallurgical unit processes
  • Hot metal pretreatments
  • Electric arc furnaces
  • Converter processes
  • Ladle treatments
  • Continuous casting

Research funding and tasks in academia

Faculty of Technology

  • Docentship in Modelling of Reaction Kinetics in Pyrometallurgy (2020 -)
  • Deputy Head, Process Metallurgy Research Unit (2018 - 2020)
  • Vice-Chairman, Research Community for Steel Production, Fabrication and Applications (2019 - 2020)
  • Team Leader, Physical Simulation and Numerical Modelling, Research Community for Steel Production, Fabrication and Applications (2015 - 2019)

Projects

Fellowships

Grants

  • Finnish Culture Foundation (2015)
  • Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (2015)
  • Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (2013)
  • Finnish Science Foundation for Economics and Technology (2013)
  • Graduate School in Chemical Engineering (2013)
  • Graduate School in Chemical Engineering (2012)
  • Tauno Tönning Foundation (2016)
  • Tauno Tönning Foundation (2015)
  • Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation (2016)
  • Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation (2013)
  • Walter Ahlström foundation (2019)

Certificates

  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (highest level), Goethe-Institut Düsseldorf

Honours and awards

  • Publication selected to “Best of steel research international – 2020 Edition”
  • Public teaching demonstration for docentship graded "excellent", University of Oulu
  • Best Annual Report Award, Graduate School in Chemical Engineering
  • D.Sc. (Tech.) awarded with distinction, University of Oulu
  • M.Sc. (Tech.) awarded with distinction, University of Oulu
  • Badge of Merit III Class, Student Union of the University of Oulu

Databases

Social media

Scientific merits

Professional and community activities

  • Board member, Division of Metallurgical Engineers, Finnish Association of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (2020 -)
  • Business development specialist, Luxmet Oy (2019 -)
  • Deputy board member, Teknoventure Oy (2018 -)
  • Advisor, Teknoventure Oy (2017 -)
  • Board member, Hannu Luukinen Oy (2015 -)
  • Board member, Oulu Technical Society (2018 - 2019)
  • Deputy board member, Noweco Management Oy (2018 - 2019)
  • Deputy board member, Noweco Partners Oy (2018 - 2019)
  • Memberships: Finnish Association of Graduate Engineers, Finnish Association of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Finnish Shareholder Association, Oulu Technical Society, Steel Institute VDEh

Thesis supervisions

Doctoral theses (3)
  • In progress (2): T. Vuolio (instructor), M. Pylvänäinen (instructor)

  • Instructor (1): E. Ramasetti (2019)

Licentiate theses (1)
  • In progress (1): J. Kunelius (instructor)

Master's theses (20)
  • In progress (1): R. Jussila (instructor)

  • Principal instructor (2): H. Tähtilä (2020), P. Pekuri (2020)

  • Instructor (17): C. Massa (2020, A. Ringel (2020), J. Paso (2018), J. Kaisto (2018), T. Veijola (2018), M. Isotalo (2018), T. Palovaara (2017), P. Lehtonen (2017), T. Vuolio (2017), J. Luomanen (2017), V. Kivelä (2016), M. Prokkola (2016), H. Pesonen (2016), V. Kattilakoski (2015), S. Niemetmaa (2015), E. Isohookana (2015), K. Pääskylä (2014)

Bachelor's theses (4)
  • Completed (4): L. Aho (2020), A. Harju (2019), A.-M. Heikka (2016), A. Alamehtä (2015)

Memberships in doctoral training follow-up groups (1)
  • Finished (1): H. Pauna

Internships (1)
  • Completed (1): T. Haas (2015)

Research visits

  • RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    31.1.2019 to 20.12.2019

    Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering

  • Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
    7.1.2019 to 11.1.2019

    Institute of Metallurgy Multiphase Transfer and Reaction Engineering

  • RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    6.1.2014 to 27.6.2014

    Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering