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Paavo Rasilo appointed as Assistant Professor of Electromagnetics

Paavo Rasilo took up an assistant professorship in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in September 2015. He wants to contribute to the global research efforts to reduce energy consumption.
Assistant Professor Paavo Rasilo joined TUT in September 2015.
Assistant Professor Paavo Rasilo joined TUT in September 2015.

Assistant Professor Paavo Rasilo’s research interests focus on the energy-efficiency of electrical machines and magnetic materials. Until 2017, he will continue working as a Postdoctoral Researcher appointed by the Academy of Finland on a project that explores the magnetic and mechanical behaviour of iron, or the impact of mechanical stress on the magnetic properties of iron and vice versa.     

“My intention is to expand my research towards the modelling and optimization of magnetic components that are used in power electronics and high frequency applications. A higher frequency leads to smaller converters and higher power densities,” Rasilo says.  

 “My goal is to promote the implementation of increasingly energy- and cost-effective electrical equipment and energy converters and thereby contribute to the efforts to reduce global energy consumption.”   

Besides conduct research, Rasilo will work to secure research funding as well as teach and supervise students working on a thesis.

Plans to establish a research group

Paavo Rasilo is keen to set up his own research group in the coming years and build good working relationships with industry and business.

“I’m active and open to collaboration with different stakeholders.”

Rasilo is a newcomer to TUT, as he completed his master’s degree and doctorate at Aalto University.  

“My first impression of TUT is that it’s a forward-looking and dynamic community. The University conducts high-quality academic research and maintains close collaboration with industry.”


Paavo Osmo Matias Rasilo (born in Äänekoski, Finland, in 1983)


  • Doctor of Science in Technology, Aalto University, 2012
  • Master of Science in Technology, Helsinki University of Technology, 2008

Most important positions and assignments

  • Assistant Professor  / Postdoctoral Researcher (Academy of Finland), TUT, Department of Electrical Engineering, from 2015 onwards
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Aalto University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, 2013 - 2015
  • Visiting researcher, Ghent University, Department of Electrical Energy, Systems and Automation, 2013 - 2014
  • Docent, Aalto University. The field of the docentship is modelling of electrical machines. 
  • Family: spouse and two-year-old son.
  • Hobbies: skiing, running, orienteering and hiking.
News submitted by: Anna Naukkarinen
Keywords: science and research, working at tut