Mikko (b. 1963) is a historian by training and has worked in multisensory science engagement since 1990.
Mikko chairs the program committee of ECSITE, Europe’s largest annual conference on science engagement, since 2015. He has also chaired the Finnish Association for Science Editors and Journalists in 2014–16, and Società Dante Alighieri, comitato di Helsinki, in 2008–12.
He received State Prize for Information in 1997 as project manager for the exhibition project “Nordic Explorers”, which toured Europe in 1996–98.
He has published books and articles about history, museology and science engagement and is an active speaker and convenor at science communication and engagement conferences worldwide (ASPAC, ASTC, ECSITE, EUSJA, PCST, RedPOP, SCWC, VSA, WCSJ).