I’m an experimental soft matter physicist currently working as an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. I enjoy interdisciplinary research at the interface between physics and biology. My main research interests include fluid dynamics, biomechanics, and microswimming.

  • Short biography (CV.pdf)
    • Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher (2017 – 2021)
      Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
    • Postdoctoral Researcher (2015 – 2017), Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
      Soft Matter and Wetting Group of Robin Ras
    • PhD in Physics (2015), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
      Supervisor: Kari Dalnoki-Veress, Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Group
      Collaborators: Dr. Ryu (University of Toronto), Dr. Raphaël (ESPCI, Paris)
    • MSc in Nanoscience (spec. Physics, 2011), Aarhus University, Denmark
      Supervisor: Morten Foss, Biomedical Surface Group
    • BSc in Physics (2009), University of Helsinki, Finland
      Supervisor: Kai Nordlund, Materials Science Simulations Group
  • Significant grants and awards
    • Hannu Koskinen’s best presentation award at the Finnish Physics Days (2019)

    • Aalto University Internal Seed Funding (2019)
    • Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017)
    • The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence (2017)

    • The Ruth and Nils-Erik Stenbäck Foundation Award (2017)
    • Nominated for the Mary Keyes Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service  to McMaster University (2014)

    • The McMaster University School of Graduate Studies International Excellence Award (2012 and 2014)