TUT has embarked on the development of light-controlled materials. Academy Research Fellow, Assistant Professor Arri Priimägi’s research group studies and develops functional light-controlled materials whose length and thickness can be altered to generate mechanical movement.
“Light is a convenient stimulus for designing functional materials in that it is easily available, cheap and environmentally friendly,” Priimägi says in science magazine Interface.
Tampere University of Technology is one of the two Finnish universities which operate in the form of a foundation. The foundation model promotes the development of education and research. It gives the University good prerequisites to succeed amid growing international competition.
The increased autonomy provides a competitive edge when competing for good researchers, inspiring teachers and talented students. The proceeds of foundation capital enable further investment in new openings in research and education.
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