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    Artistic and research interests

    I do research on ice mechanics and Arctic technology. I am interested on the behavior of sea ice and on cases when ice collides with a structure, or when a sea ice sheet interacts with another ice sheet. Also, I am interested on the ice loads, which are the loads that the ice exerts on a structure when it collides with it. Insight on ice loads is needed for design of safe, efficient and sustainable marine structures for ice-covered seas. The so-called granular behavior of rubble piles of sea ice blocks is especially fascinating for me. I work with computational tools, such as discrete element method, which we develop further for ice mechanics applications with our group. I also like to go to lab and field to perform experiments. My background is in solid and applied mechanics and, in addition to teaching ice mechanics related topics, I like to teach various topics related to these disciplines.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctoral degree, Engineering and Technology, Aalto University

    Award Date: 23 Apr 2013

    Master's degree, Engineering and Technology, Helsinki University of Technology

    Award Date: 26 Sep 2005


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