I was born in a small town called Kokkola around the middle of 1950. I studied mechanical engineering in University of Oulu and graduated as Master of Science in 1981. Military service I had in Oulu and in Hamina. The degree of Doctor of Technology I had in 1996. I have also real workin in industry, but most of the time I have spent in education. My nature is naturally teacher but also a scientist and developer. Some people call me also visionar. I have been also several times in management positions but I really don't like that kind of jobs.
At the moment I am a Principal Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering department of Savonia University of Applied Sciences. I am mainly teaching computer based subjects like 3D-design, PDM, product development...). Large part of working time I spend with research and development activities.