Dr. Eemeli Hytönen is currently working as Business Development manager at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Eemeli has a M.Sc. in applied physics from University of Jyväskylä (2005), and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (2011) titled Methodology for Identifying Promising Retrofit Integrated Forest Biorefinery Strategies – Design Decision Making Under Uncertainty. Before business development role Eemeli worked as research team leader of a team focusing on process design, modeling and simulation, sustainability assessment, and recycling and material utilisation in process and manufacturing industrial contexts. He has a broad technological expertise in bio-based industrial processing including pulp and paper, biochemicals, biomaterials, food ingredient and biofuels production. He also has strong methodological expertise in early stage process design, simulation and modelling, process integration, cost evaluation and cost accounting, risk assessment, and decision analysis under uncertainty. Eemeli has authored or coauthored 8 peer-reviewed articles and 26 other publications in process design and simulation context. Eemeli is the chair of the 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference that will be held in Helsinki in October 2018. Currently his work includes for example managing the development of a commercial process simulation software and enhancing technology upscaling using modern computational methods.