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Research to change the world

“Being on the tenure track has allowed me the freedom to develop my research and pursue a long-term agenda. I’m able to explore new perspectives on climate research whilst aligning my research profile with TUT’s portfolio,” Miikka Dal Maso says.

Atmospheric aerosols may be one millionth of a millimetre in diameter and invisible to the naked eye, but they have steered Associate Professor Miikka Dal Maso’s career choices and led to exhilarating moments of discovery. For his dissertation, Dal Maso developed a new method for analysing the formation of atmospheric particles in coniferous forests in the northern hemisphere. The paper in which the method is presented continues to receive citations from all over the world. 

“The results left a mark on the scientific world. That means a lot to me as a researcher.”

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Tenure-track positions available at TUT

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) has a tenure track system that offers talented researchers a clearly defined career path towards a tenured professorship and enables them to devote their time to research, teaching and the advancement of their fields.

The University is inviting applications for tenure-track positions in the following fields: Architectural and Urban Research, Computational Physics, Software Business and Engineering, Polymer Science (1-2 positions), Construction Processes, Applied Mathematics, Applied Optics, Industrial Management (3 positions), and Wireless Communications.

Depending on the field of their positions, the successful candidates will be appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor (1st and 2nd level), Associate Professor or Tenured Professor.

Please go to www.tut.fi/openpositions to find more information on the positions and the application instructions. The application deadline is 10 November 2014.

Read more about the experiences of TUT’s tenure-track faculty

Minnamari Vippola holds an associate professorship, the third rank for faculty on TUT’s tenure track designed to lead to permanent tenure.

Miikka Dal Maso was appointed to tenure track position at the rank of Associate Professor in 2012. The next step on the tenure track is promotion to Full Professor.

Esa Räsänen is the first person put on TUT’s tenure track who has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor, the highest rung on the academic ladder.

News

Wireless identification and sensing systems improve quality of life

Wireless systems can be integrated into clothing, attached to the skin or implanted inside the human body.

”A ground-breaking application area of implantable identification and sensing technologies is a wireless brain machine interface that uses an implanted sensor to capture electrical signals from the brain,” says Professor Leena Ukkonen.

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Research for the benefit of people and the environment

TUT’s new promotional video titled “Research is the key to the future” takes you on a breath-taking visual journey into the world of science, retracing the industrial history of Tampere and reaching for the stars to offer a glimpse into the future of scientific exploration. The video illustrates TUT’s commitment to pursue research for the benefit of people and the environment.

Watch the promotional video and visit TUT’s video channel on YouTube.  

Factory in a box

Microfactories bring production closer to consumers. They allow customized products to be manufactured on-demand in the back room of a shop or even in the operating room of a hospital.

“Micro and desktop factories are already a reality, but our modular concept is the most advanced system in the world. It even includes a built-in cleanroom,” says Project Manager Riku Heikkilä from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems at TUT.

Read the full story in the latest issue of the science magazine Interface.

Gold rush to space

Asteroids are veritable treasure troves of precious metals. Asteroid exploration is a new area of research that ventures into unknown territories and fuels the imagination. Not even the sky is the limit.

Technologies developed by Professor Mikko Kaasalainen and his research group have been used to reconstruct hundreds of asteroids and gain new insights into their structure and properties. 

The prospect of space mining is exciting news for the mining industry.

Read the full story in the latest issue of the science magazine Interface.

TUT – a foundation university

Tampere University of Technology is one of the two Finnish universities which operate in the form of a foundation. The foundation model promotes the development of education and research. It gives the University good prerequisites to succeed amid growing international competition.

The increased autonomy provides a competitive edge when competing for good researchers, inspiring teachers and talented students. The proceeds of foundation capital enable further investment in new openings in research and education.
 

Read more about the foundation model.