Leading an expert team as project manager at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Markus Airila shares his experiences on the first nuclear decommissioning project in Finland. Since 2015 he is responsible for the decommissioning project of the Finnish TRIGA research reactor FiR1. As part of the daily project management, his duties include significant stakeholder engagement and contracting from domestic and international parties.
After obtaining his doctoral degree (Doctor of Science in Technology) in 2004 at Helsinki University of Technology (HUT, presently Aalto University), Dr. Airila continued at HUT and since 2008 at VTT his scientific research focusing on plasma-surface interactions in fusion devices. He has spent several months on research visits to European fusion laboratories mostly in the UK and Germany. At VTT he is also currently involved in the management of the Finnish fusion research consortium FinnFusion as part of the EUROfusion consortium.