Dr. Pekka Leviäkangas
Pekka Leviäkangas (PhD in technology) has worked in management and expert positions in civil service, business and research. He is currently Principal Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Pekka’s primary research area has been the transport sector, but his activities have extended to other fields such as bioeconomy, climate change, meteorology, education, construction and infrastructure management. He has published widely: more than 60 peer-reviewed articles or monographs and more than 70 conference papers, plus many other literal contributions to books, reports and media. He has about 20 years’ experience on international R&D projects and almost 30 years of working experience in public and private sectors.
Pekka has represented Finland in the OECD’s International Transport Forum working groups and in European Science & Technology researcher networks (COST). He has also been a member of Transportation Research Board committees and sub-committees, Special Interests Groups of the World Congress on Transport Research Society, as well as expert groups of UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe). He has also contributed to the work of International Union of Railways (UIC) and World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).