News Tampere University of Technology, News TUT Signal Processing Research Results - Better Digital Cameras Do you look like a smurf or raw beef in the picture you just took? No worries, researchers of Laboratory of Signal Processing provide a novel state-of-the-art solution for you - "Recurrent Color Constancy". Traffic is a major source of atmospheric aerosol particles A recent study by TUT researchers indicates that traffic is a significant source of the smallest atmospheric aerosol particles, i.e. nanoclusters. Marja Makarow elected as Chair of the Tampere University Foundation Board The Board of the Tampere University Foundation gathered for its first meeting on Tuesday, 4 July 2017. FishView project finished and fishes of Baltic Sea are perhaps a bit happier The goal of the FishView project was to make fishes happier by making sure that their swimming pathways are suitable for them. The goal was achieved by developing a new fish-shaped sensor and signal processing methods to provide measurements that measure environment similar to fishes themselves. Ville Polojärvi has been awarded for the best doctoral thesis of the year 2016 by Photonics Finland TUT researcher Ville Polojärvi has won the prize of the best doctoral thesis in 2016 awarded by Photonics Finland. Polojärvi’s doctoral thesis deals with III-V semiconductor solar cells electrical, optical and structural properties. EU project BioBarr develops advanced biomaterials for smart food packaging Summer school of active and intelligent packaging was a success COST Action FP1405 “Active and Intelligent Fibre-based Packaging – Innovation and Market Introduction” (ActInPak) organised in June together with Tampere university of technology (TUT) a summer school "Active and intelligent packaging solutions" Summer greetings from the President I would like to thank all our partners for the excellent academic year! It is now time to relax and enjoy the Finnish summer in all its versatility, until it will again be full steam ahead after the holiday season. TUT researchers among Helsinki Challenge finalists Seven teams have made it into the finals of the Helsinki Challenge science competition. One of them, Team ELMO, features researchers Markku Honkala and Tomi Hakala from Tampere University of Technology Team ELMO fights against malaria with a three-dimensional mosquito net. Doctors employed in industry are invited to become mentors Starting this autumn, TUT’s mentorship programme will bring doctoral students together with doctors already employed by a company. This will give students and doctors a chance to build networks and get new ideas. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please get in touch by the end of August. Board appointed for Tampere University Foundation The Boards of the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology have appointed the Members of the Board of the Tampere University Foundation established in April. The new foundation will merge UTA and TUT into a new foundation university as well as operate as the majority owner of TAMK. YH Kodit donates €200,000 to Tampere’s universities The YH Kodit housing corporation, operating in Southwest Finland and the Tampere region, donates €100,000 to both Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere. With these donations, YH Kodit wishes to support education and research in the field of housing. Artificial iris responds to light like the human eye An artificial iris manufactured from intelligent, light-controlled polymer material can react to incoming light in the same ways as the human eye. The iris was developed by the Smart Photonic Materials research group from the TUT, and it was recently published in the Advanced Materials journal. Government Bill enabling the formation of Tampere3 university group presented to Parliament The Government Bill states as its goal the formation of an internationally esteemed university group in Tampere beneficial to the development of Finnish working life and society. Internationality and student-to-faculty ratio TUT’s strengths in QS university rankings Tampere University of Technology has ranked 380th in the recently published QS World University Rankings. The amount of citations showed the biggest increase to last year’s figures. Metso donates €450,000 to Tampere University of Technology With this donation, Metso wishes to support Finnish scientific research and cooperation with the business world. Evaluation panel is getting to work The evaluation panel of Tampere University of Technology’s international Research Assessment Exercise (TUT RAE 2017) has arrived on campus. The panel’s visit will last until Friday 9 June. TUT researchers involved in two new Academy of Finland Centres of Excellence The Academy of Finland has chosen 12 new Centres of Excellence for the years 2018–2025. Two of the research units feature TUT researchers: the Centre of Excellence in Body-on-Chip Research and the Centre of Excellence of Inverse Modelling and Imaging. Academy of Finland Post-doc Funding to Dr. Nataliya Strokina Dr. Nataliya Strokina was granted highly prestigious Academy of Finland post-doc funding for the next three years. Microsoft donates a total of one million dollars to four Finnish universities Microsoft has granted significant donations to Tampere University of Technology, Aalto University, University of Helsinki, and University of Oulu. With these donations, Microsoft wishes to support Finnish science, research, and innovation. TUT, VTT and Tampere University of Applied Science combine cutting-edge infra This alliance will provide new business opportunities for Finnish industry, as manufacturing begins to benefit from research environments and machines. Automation and robotics, 3D printing and digital product development are the focus areas of the infrastructures. TUT takes part in international Manufacturing Performance Days conference on 29–31 May Robots, 3D printing, and digitalised processes everyday operations in more and more factories, but how could they be utilised for creating added value to the client’s business? This and many other subjects are discussed in the international MPD 2017 conference held in Tampere. Science projects by young students receive awards The international StarT gala was held as a part of the Finland 100 celebrations at the University of Helsinki on 23 May. At the gala, awards were presented to the best science projects conducted by children and teens. Tampere3’s higher education institutions were also present to award grants. Optical flytrap opens new venues in the development of soft microbots Materials that can be moved with light are rapidly developing. TUT’s Smart Photonic Materials research group’s research on an optical gripper, resembling a Venus flytrap, was published in the Nature Communications journal. The research opens new venues in the development of soft microbots. Doctors received their hats at TUT’s final conferment ceremony TUT’s ceremonial conferment of doctoral degrees on Saturday 20 May saw the conferment of 163 doctors and 10 honorary doctors. The three-day event was filled with joy, sun, and festive spirit.