Juha VARIS, Dr.Tech. (Eng.), Professor of Production Engineering, Head of LUT Mechanical Engineering. Professor Varis (1964) has been co-operating with Finnish metal industry since 1988, and he has been acting as a professor since 1999. His knowledge and skills can be summarized for DFM (Design for Manufacturing) especially related to mechanical joining methods, sheet and plate metal fabricating, metal cutting processes, paperboard post-processing, and novel reusing methods for wastes. Professor Varis has listed over 300 publications including 20 patents, he has evaluated over 300 thesis for master’s degree, and supervised 11 for doctor’s degree. He is working as an expert member of many companies and organizations.
Professor Varis has been teaching on the following areas since 1999; sheet metal fabricating, metal cutting, post-processing of paperboard materials, and novel manufacturing processes in various applications. The focus of teaching is manufacturability, which on the other words can be summarized for DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembling).