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Record funding for Postdoctoral Researcher and Academy Research Fellow posts from Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland has granted project funding for eight Postdoctoral Researchers and three Academy Research Fellows at TUT in the field of Natural Sciences and Engineering.

The Academy of Finland Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering has decided to grant funding for eight three-year research posts as Postdoctoral Researcher at TUT. Overall, it granted over two million euros for research posts as Postdoctoral Researcher.

In addition, it decided to provide funding for three five-year posts as Academy Research Fellows at TUT. The total amount of funding provided for Academy Research Fellow posts was approximately 1,300,000 euros. The success rate among the applicants was around 9 per cent.

“These results are exceptionally good and I was particularly delighted to see that the successful projects cover a wide range of research areas and represent TUT's profile areas,” Vice President for Research Ulla Ruotsalainen rejoices. 

“I was also pleased to notice that many of the successful candidates hold tenure positions at TUT or have been recently appointed to one. This will ensure that the research continues even after the Postdoctoral Researcher and Academy Research Fellow posts. I believe that these decisions will have a major impact on the quality of our research, as it allows the researchers to focus on their own research in the longer term.”


Postdoctoral Researchers and their project titles

Ke Chen, Learning Thousands of Categories with Deep Attributes and Affordances

Teemu Hakkarainen, Nanowire Emitters for Silicon Photonics

Alexandros Iosifidis, Human Action Recognition in Dynamic Scenes

Pekka Jääskeläinen, Making Programmable Logic Feasible in the Cloud

Venla Manninen, Metallic LSPR and functional 3D semiconductor nanostructures for enhanced photocatalysis

Tuomas Messo, Mitigation of harmonic resonances in three-phase renewable energy systems

Lassi Paunonen, Stability of semigroups and robust control of infinite-dimensional systems

Tiina-Mari Salmi, QuenchCirCol - Quench protection design of superconducting magnets for future circular colliders

Academy Research Fellows and their project titles:

Toni Björninen, Advanced Antenna, Microwave and Wireless Sensing Technology for Energy Efficient Implantable and Wearable Systems in Body-Area Networks and the Human Intranet

Timo Saksala, Multiphysics Numerical Modelling of Advanced Rock Drilling Technologies

Johanna Virkki, Novel materials and fabrication methods for body-centric passive wireless sensors

Overall, the Academy’s Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering decided on 42 three-year posts as Postdoctoral Researchers and 22 five-year posts as Academy Research Fellow in Finland.

Further information:

Decisions by the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering, Postdoctoral Researcher
Decisions by the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering, Academy Research Fellow

News submitted by: Tiina Leivo
Keywords: science and research, funding, academy of finland, postdoctoral researcher, academy research fellow