I work as a part-time University Teacher at the Department of Civil Engineering (research group: Mineral-based materials and mechanics). For the remaining week, I work as a Specialist at Ramboll Finland Oy. At Aalto I teach in the following courses: Geotechnics, Foundation Engineering and Ground Improvement, Advanced Soil Mechanics, and Geologia ja geomekaniikka.
My PhD research dealt with probabilistic approaches (e.g. Monte Carlo simulation) and reliability-based design applied to settlement of embankments on clay subsoil. My research also included uncertainty quantification related to inherent variability of geotechnical properties (i.e. soil statistics) and transformation uncertainty in empirical correlations that are used in preliminary settlement estimation. During my research I became familiar with data analysis in Python and @RISK (Palisade's risk analysis / Monte Carlo simulations Add-in for Excel).
In addition, I have experience in laboratory testing of soils: I have planned, performed and analyzed oedometer tests and anisotropically consolidated triaxial tests on clay specimens, and shear box testing of both cohesive and granular soils.
Honors and awards
Oskari Vilamo Fund Doctoral Thesis Award
Student prize: Dean's master thesis award
Student prize: Oskari Vilamo Foundation Awards
- Mineral Based Materials and Mechanics, University Teacher