Deputy Head of Unit, Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies, Key Enabling Technologies, European Commission
Mr Suominen is Deputy Head of the Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies unit at the Key Enabling Technologies Directorate of the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Directorate-General.
Mr Suominen joined the Commission in 1996, initially managing research in the field of manufacturing technologies. He has been active in the nanosciences and nanotechnologies field since 2008 and with the start of Horizon 2020 his responsibility area also includes research on advanced materials.
His previous employers include the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the United Nations and the Technical Research Centre of Finland.