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Juha Lehtonen (Dr. Tech. in Chemical Engineering) is a Research Professor of Bioenergy and Thermochemical process at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. His research is focusing on catalytic and thermochemical conversion of biomass and carbon dioxide, heterogeneous catalysis, reaction engineering and renwable fuels and chemicals. He is an author or co-author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications. He obtained his doctoral degree (chemical reaction engineering) at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His thesis was awarded as a best doctoral thesis in the field of chemical engineering in 1996 - 1997 in Finland. He has a long career in industrial research organizations as a specialist of chemical reaction engineering, catalysis and development of biofuels processes. He has also experience of many managerial positions in industrial R&D organizations. Before moving to VTT, prof. Lehtonen worked at Aalto University, Finland as a professor of Industrial Chemistry.