Dr. Timo Aalto has worked at VTT since 1997 with the research focus on silicon photonics. This has recently been one of VTT’s fastest growing R&D areas. He received his M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in optoelectronics technology from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1998 and 2004. He leads the Photonics Integration team that operates in VTT’s two clean room facilities. He has authored ~60 journal, conference and workshop publications and one book chapter. He has also reviewed EU projects, journal articles and theses, and coordinated several large (M€) projects funded by either the public sector or industrial customers.