Ilkka Poutiainen

Ilkka Poutiainen
Head of Laser Laboratory
Mechanical Engineering
LUT School of Energy Systems


PhD Ilkka Poutiainen is a laser material processing specialist with almost 20 years’ experience in the field. He is currently a team leader and heads up the laboratory of Laser Processing and Additive Manufacturing. His expertise lies in different laser processes, optics, laser-material interaction, and monitoring and measuring systems. Additionally, llkka has 10 years’ experience as a research scientist for the Laboratory of Steel Structures, where he has worked on numerous projects related to the strength of welded structures. In his doctoral dissertation, he developed a FEM-based fatigue assessing method for fatigue loaded structures.