Master of Science, University Helsinki, 1970. B.Md.Sci., University Helsinki, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, 1974.
Doctor of Medicine (honorary), University Helsinki, 2000.
Assistant professor non-metallic materials Institute Materials Science Tampere University of Technology, 1975-1982, professor textile technical and institute chairman, 1983-1985, temporary occupant of professorship plastics technical, 1984-1985, professor plastics technical and institute chairman, 1985-1998. Research professor Academy of Finland, Tampere, 1986-1991, academy professor of Finland, 1995—2005. Science director Bioretec Ltd., since 2003, chairman.
Married Kirsti Miettinen in 1967.