Eira is working as a Director at Spinverse and leading Spinverse's operations team in Key Digital Technologies Business Unit and heading the services for the customers in the areas of ICT, security, health and electronics in open innovation, Business Finland (BF) and EU H2020 projects and proposals and commercialisation activities. Eira has experience both from industry and academia, in research and project management. Eira's areas of expertise include high performance computing, nanotechnology, materials science, acoustics, radio implementation etc. Eira has also acted as an expert evaluating proposals and reviewing projects on behalf of European Commission for multiple EU H2020 calls.
Eira joined Spinverse in 2013 and has been helping companies in Horizon 2020 and BF projects and worked with commercialisation of research results from research institutes. In addition, she has managed content of international conferences, such as EuroNanoForum 2015 and Industrial Technologies 2014. One of her projects at Spinverse secured funding to the most competitive supercomputer in the world to be placed in Kajaani, Finland, and in another one 12 M€ was secured for a pan-European ELISE project that aims to make Europe the powerhouse of AI.
Before Spinverse, she worked at Nokia Research Center during 2004-2012, latest as a Principal Researcher. There she gained broad knowledge on nanotechnology, computational acoustics, and radio implementation. She also managed several large-scale projects and applied successfully funding for them. Eira received her doctoral degree in Computational Physics from Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) in 2001. Her doctoral dissertation, belonging to the area of statistical physics, was accepted with distinction and was awarded by the Department of Engineering Physics. During 2001-2004 Eira was as a post-doctoral researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, studying plasticity and fracture in metals by creating a massively parallel molecular dynamics code. There also, she applied and was granted funding for a project as a Principal Investigator.
Eira has over forty publications in various fields (h-index=13), as well as seventeen granted patents (in nine families) in the nanotechnology area.
In her spare time, Eira spends time with her two children and husband, especially in their summer cottage in Helsinki archipelago. She also enjoys travelling, sailing, and various outdoor activities, such as downhill skiing, swimming and cycling.