Bachelor of Science, Åbo (Finland) Academy, 1977. Master of Science, Åbo (Finland) Academy, 1979. Lic Phil, Åbo (Finland) Academy, 1983.
Doctor of Philosophy, Åbo (Finland) Academy, 1991.
Head analytical laboratory Enso Research Center, Imatra, Finland, 1980-1986, laboratory manager Finland, 1986-1991, senior scientist Finland, 1991-1993, research manager Finland, 1993-1998. Research director Stora Enso Research, since 1999. Associate professor Lappeenranta University of Technology, since 2002.
Research director Stora Enso Consumer Boards, since 2004. Site manager Stora Enso Imatra Research Center, since 2004. Project chairman Nordic Industry Fund, Oslo, 1994-1997.
Member work groups European Standardization Committee, 1994-2003. Board directors Center Separation Technology, Lappeenranta University of Technology, since 2005., member research committee Forest Cluster, Ltd., since 2007, standardization committee, since 2008.
Member Association Finnish Chemical Societies (board directors sensory research division 1992-1994), Swedish Academy Engineering Science in Finland.
Married Anne Sinikka Yli-Pentti, October 4, 1980. Children: Thomas, Christian.