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TUT student Ville Mäki wins Best MSc Thesis Award

Destia has awarded TUT student Ville Mäki for the best infrastructure-related master’s thesis. The award was given out during the earth construction conference 'Maarakennuspäivä' in Helsinki on Thursday, 28 September 2017.
Photo (from the left) Marko Vasenius, Executive Vice President of Western Finland, Destia Group Oyj, Ville Mäki and Professor Pauli Kolisoja from TUT.
Photo (from the left) Marko Vasenius, Executive Vice President of Western Finland, Destia Group Oyj, Ville Mäki and Professor Pauli Kolisoja from TUT.

Destia, a Finnish infrastructure and construction service company, arranged the best thesis competition for the 12th time. All master's theses that explore infrastructure-related themes and were approved in Finnish higher education institutions after June 2015 were eligible for the competition. The winner of the award is Ville Mäki for his master’s thesis titled ‘The Use of Traffic Speed Deflectometer in Diagnostics of Road Structures’.

The Traffic Speed Deflectometer is a method for analyzing the struc­tural con­di­tion of roads at traffic speed. Ville Mäki’s thesis was commissioned by Roadscanners Oy, where he worked under the supervision of CEO Timo Saarenketo, who also holds an adjunct professorship at TUT.

 

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