While born and raised in Pori (Finland), I received the degrees of B.Sc, M.Sc. and D.Sc. (physics) from the Tampere University of Technology in March 2009, November 2009 and January 2012, respectively. In January 2012 I was hired as a post-doctoral research fellow at The University of Auckland (New Zealand), promoted to the position of a Lecturer in February 2014, and to the position of a Senior Lecturer (above the bar) in February 2017. I am the winner of the 2016 University of Auckland Early Career Research Excellence Award, and the 2016 Royal Society of New Zealand Hamilton Memorial Prize. Furthermore, in 2015, I was awarded one of the prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowships.

My research involves various themes in ultrafast and nonlinear optics, with particular focus in guided wave geometries. Specific topics include soliton dynamics, parametric processes, supercontinuum generation, passive resonators and mode-locked lasers.

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