2006: Doctor’s degree, Helsinki University of Technology. Major: Water and Wastewater Engineering.
1994: Master’s degree, Helsinki University of Technology. Major: Environmental Engineering
Water and wastewater engineering
2008-: Aalto University, Water and Environmental Engineering / Professor and Research Group Manager.
1998-2007: Finnish Water and Waste Water Works Association / Senior Adviser.
1995-2000: Helsinki Polytechnic / Part-time lecturer .
1995-1998: Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Water and Wastewater Engineering / Doctoral student.
1992-1994: LT Consultants Ltd / Project Engineer.
Major Positions of Trust
2012-The Supreme Administrative Court, Expert Counsellor on the Environment.
2011-2014 Integrated project ”PREPARED – Enabling Change”, Member of the Project Advisory Committee.
2009-2012: Finnish Water Forum, Member of the Board, Chair of the Committee in educational matters (2011).
2009-2015 “Old man” of The Guild of Civil Engineers.
2006-2007: Water Supply Pool, The National Board of Economic Defence (NBED), Secretary of the Pool.
2006-2008: “Decade for Water” –programme, Ministry of Forestry and Agriculture, Manager of the strategy work.
2006-2011: Integrated project ”TECHNEAU” (Technology Enabled Universal Access to Safe Drinking Water), Chair of the Project Advisory Committee.
2006-2007: Eureau, Chair of the Joint Working Group for Research.
2004-2005: Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WSSTP), Chair of the Board , Chair of the Thematic Working Group 2 “Water for People”
2003-2005: The Helsinki Commission (HELCOM), Observer Member representing Eureau.
2003-2006: 4. Nordic Drinking Water Conference, Chair of the Programme Committee. 5. Nordic Drinking Water Conference, Member of the Programme Committee.
2002-2005: IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies, Member of Programme Committee.
2001- National Journal for Water Resources Engineering (Vesitalous), Member of the Editorial Board, Issue Editor of several editions.
1999-2005: Eureau, Member of Waste Water Commission.
1999-2004: European Commission (EC), Regulators Group for Construction Products in contact with Drinking Water (RG-CPDW).
1998-2002: National Technology Agency of Finland, Technology Programme on Water Services 1997-2001, Programme Manager.
1998-2008: European Union of National Associations of Water Suppliers and Waste Water Services (Eureau), Member of Drinking Water Commission.
2004- John Snow -society.
2003- WaterFinns ry (NGO), Chair of the Board (2009-2012).
1999- Finnish Water Association, Secretary of Water Quality subcommittee (1999-2010), Board member (2011-), Chair of the Board (2014-)
1984- Association of Finnish Civil Engineers, Board member (2016-)
Peer-reviewed scientific articles
Journal article-refereed, Original research
16S rRNA gene-based characterization of bacteria potentially associated with phosphate and carbonate precipitation from a granular autotrophic nitrogen removal bioreactor
Chemical Synthesis and Self-Assembly of a Ladderane Phospholipid
Mercer, Jaron A M; Cohen, Carolyn M.; Shuken, Steven R.; Wagner, Anna M.; Smith, Myles W.; Moss, Frank R.; Smith, Matthew D.; Vahala, Riku; Gonzalez-Martinez, Alejandro; Boxer, Steven G.; Burns, Noah Z.
2016 in Journal of the American Chemical Society (American Chemical Society ACS)
Full-scale implementation of an advanced control system on a biological wastewater treatment plant