1979                    Final high school examination in Vantaa, Finland

1979 – 1984         Studies of Mining and Metallurgy at the Helsinki University of Technology

M.Sc. degree, March 1984

1985 – 1989         PhD studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich)

Dr. sc. techn. ETH-Zurich, June 1989



4/1984 – 7/1984               Research Assistant at the Institute of Applied Electrochemistry and Corrosion at Helsinki University of Technology

8/1984 – 10/1985             Industry research associate at the Laboratory for Chemistry and Corrosion, Gebrueder Sulzer Ltd., Winterthur, Switzerland

11/1985 – 6/1989             PhD student and assistant at the Institute of Materials Chemistry and Corrosion, ETH-Zürich

7/1989 –  6/1991              Research Assistant at the Institute of Materials Chemistry and Corrosion, ETH-Zurich

7/1991 – 7/1997               Senior scientist at the Institute for Materials Chemistry and Corrosion, ETH-Zürich

11/1994 – 10/1995           Research stay at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA Materials Science Division (on leave from ETH-Zurich)

3/1996 – 8/1996               Visiting Scientist at the McMaster University, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Hamilton, ON, Canada (on leave from ETH-Zurich)

8/1997 –  9/2003              Assistant professor for Metallic High-Performance Materials, Department of Materials, ETH-Zurich

since 10/2003                  Professor for Corrosion and Surface Science at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

5/2006 – 7/2006               Research Stay at the University of Helsinki (Finland), Faculty of Medicine (Biomedicum Helsinki)

1/2008 – 4/2008               Visiting professor at the Institute of Advanced Energy, University of Kyoto, Japan


Other selected professional activities

Active member of Electrochemical Society (ECS), International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), NACE-International (National Association of Corrosion Engineers).

Chair of the ECS Corrosion Division, 2016-2018

Associate Editor of “Corrosion” (NACE), since 2011

Member of the Editorial Board of “Corrosion Science” (Elsevier), since 2010

Member of the Editorial Board of “Corrosion Reviews”, since 2014

Elected Vice-Chair (2014) and Chair (2016) of the Gordon Research Conference on Aqueous Corrosion