In 2016 I graduated with a bachelor of science in environmental and energy engineering from the Technical University of Tampere in Finland. During my Master’s degree I completed an exchange year at the Stuttgart University in Germany, and an internship at Metso Corporation by conducting research on biorefining processes in the pulp industry. In 2018 I obtained my Master’s degree with a thesis focusing on bioproducts in chemical pulping in collaboration with the pulp and paper department of Metso Flow Control. I am currently pursuing a PhD degree in biochemical engineering in the research group of Professor Fernandez Lahore at Jacobs University in Bremen. My research project is focused on developing a continuous downstream processing routine on the bases of Expanded Bed Adsorption (EBA) technology to accommodate the recovery and partial purification of unclarified feedstock e.g. fermentation broths or cell cultures. During this project I will address factors limiting EBA performance, such as bed hydrodynamics and mass transfer limitations, by developing strategies to avoid or minimize bead fouling during processing, and developing novel adsorbent materials that are suitable for flawless EBA processing.