News Tampere University of Technology, News Manufacturers gear up for the digital revolution Andrei Lobov took up an appointment as Associate Professor (tenure track) in the Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in January 2018. His area of expertise is digital manufacturing. Science education from kindergarten to working life University Lecturer Riikka Lahtinen was appointed as the director of the LUMATE Centre in Tampere in early January. She has been trusted with an important position and is delighted to join the thriving centre. Tampere University of Technology introduces new minor in sales The new minor is the first university-level sales module in Finland. The goal is to educate professionals who go on to pursue careers in international trade in the technology-driven industries. Students can incorporate the new minor in their MSc studies from autumn 2018 onwards. Composite Hack 2018 Gala Seminar 14.2. Composite Hack is an event where industry and education collaborate with common tasks. The idea is that student teams visit companies and form solutions for tasks defined by the industry. Several Research Positions Centre of Excellence in Body-on-Chip Research and MEMO Consortium Project Invite Applications for Several Research Positions. What are all the potential uses of biocomposites? Fibres have a central role in determining the key characteristics of many everyday products. Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is coordinating the international FibreNet project that develops new tools and methods for controlling the properties of different products that contain bio-fibres. Open position: Tenure Track Position in Optics and Photonics We are inviting applications for a tenure-track position in Optics and Photonics. The research profile can be either experimental or theoretical/computational. Battery-less implants enable continuous monitoring of physiological parameters Implantable passive LC-based sensors can enable the wireless measurement of physiological parameters in inaccessible locations of the human body through RF telemetry links. In his doctoral dissertation, Mohammad Behfar developed a wireless platform for continuous wireless ICP monitoring. Automatically distribute and access knowledge within networked embedded systems in factories In his doctoral dissertation, Francesc de Borja Ramis Ferrer presents a novel approach for automatically distributing and accessing knowledge within factory automation systems built by networked embedded systems. Transitional Board appointed for the new Tampere University On 18 December 2017, the Board of the TTY Foundation decided to appoint the current Board of Tampere University Foundation as the transitional Board of the new Tampere University. The Board of the University of Tampere made a similar decision on Tuesday, 30 January. Director of Tampere3 Renewal and Director of Project Development appointed The Tampere3 Project Director’s duties will be divided between two appointees, as the current position holder moves onto new challenges. The Strategic Steering Committee has appointed Anna-Kaisa Ikonen as the Director of Tampere3 Renewal and Ilkka Haukijärvi as the Director of Project Development. Applicant numbers to international MSc programmes up more than 40 per cent More than 600 applicants from 65 countries have sought admission to the international master’s programmes of Tampere University of Technology (TUT). The most popular choices among the applicants were Data Engineering and Machine Learning, and Software Engineering. Alternative approach to the many-body problem In his doctoral dissertation, Alexander Odriazola proposes a new methodology for exploring the so-called many-body problem that continues to puzzle physicists. It is defined as the study of the effects of interaction between bodies on the behavior of a many-body system. TUT, Tieto and CA Technologies to Partner on Collaborative Robotics Research Tampere University of Technology, Tieto and CA Technologies start Cobotics collaboration project. Collaborative robotics is one of the fastest growing area in the domain of robotics. Materials science takes a digital leap – TUT and Aalto develop critical catalyst materials on screen The process of developing new materials is accelerating dramatically. The traditional trial-and-error approach is being replaced, among others, by machine learning. Medals of honours to distinguished employees at TUT The President of the Republic of Finland granted honorary decorations to distinguished members of the TUT community on the Finnish Independence Day on 6 December 2017. TUT’s President Mika Hannula handed over the decorations along with the related certificates on Thursday. CIVIT Tech Day Friday 12th January 2018 - welcome! CIVIT is organizing its next Technology Day on the theme ‘VR Walkthrough’ on 12th January at 9.30 - 16.00 at TUT. Smells help us navigate through public spaces Never get lost in an office building or shopping centre again – soon you may be able to sniff your way to the right location. Researchers at Tampere University of Technology are developing an indoor navigation method based on the characteristic smells of places. Kari Lappalainen wins Best Technical Paper Award Researcher Kari Lappalainen of Tampere University of Technology (TUT) has received the Best Technical Paper Award at the ISGT Asia Conference in early December. Industrial Internet revolutionizes service solutions for fleet The research programme titled ‘S4Fleet – Service Solutions for Fleet Management’ has made valuable contributions towards the development of national scientific expertise in data-based services and promoted collaboration on industrial service research across the faculty boundaries at TUT. President of the Republic of Finland confirms Tampere3-related legislative proposals The new higher education community in Tampere will be established at the beginning of 2019. The University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology will merge to create a new foundation-based university that also becomes the main owner of TAMK. Season’s Greetings from the President The highlights of the year 2017 include the excellent and encouraging results of the international Research Assessment Exercise, significant growth in our applicant numbers, the positive results of our fundraising campaign, and the progress made on the Tampere3 project. International recognition for the Kampusareena building The Kampusareena concept developed by University Properties of Finland Ltd and Tampere University of Technology (TUT) has been identified as a Good Practise in the Interreg European InnoBridge project. Nessling Foundation awards funding to research on bio and circular economy The Nessling Foundation has awarded a total of 266,000 euros of funding to three researchers at Tampere University of Technology (TUT). Anna Hämäläinen and Veera Koskue received funding for their dissertation research. The grant awarded to Mira Sulonen supports her post-doc research abroad. Atte Mellanen wins MSc Thesis Award Atte Mellanen, who graduated from TUT in 2016, has won the Master’s Thesis Award given out by the Finnish Production Control Society (STO). His MSc thesis is titled ‘Manufacturing Bill of Materials for Configurable Products in Time-phased MRP-controlled Manufacturing Planning & Control’.