Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. Licetiate technical, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. Dynamics Technologies, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.
Researcher Neste Oy, Finland, 1979-1982, gorup leader Finland, 1983-1985, manager, corporation Research and Development Finland, 1985-1986, science advisor Finland, 1986-1995. Associate professor Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, 1986-1991, professor, since 1991, head department chemical technical, 1995—2000, member board, 1996—2000. Head National Center Excellence biopolymers and nanopolymers, 2002-2007.
Chairman board directors JVS-Polymers Consulting, Finland, since 1995. Chairman Wood and Polymer Society, since 2007.
Second lieutenant Finnish Artillery. Member of Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
Children: Mikko, Lauri, Ilkka.