Awards and recognitions for TUT
Best Doctoral dissertation in the field of photochemistry in 2008-2009, EPA PhD Prize
MSc (Tech) Anne Kotiaho won the EPA PhD Prize for her Doctoral dissertation in the field of photochemistry titled "Gold Nanoparticle-Chromophore Systems: Assembly and Photophysical Interactions". An international jury appointed by the European Photochemistry Association (EPA) nominated the dissertation as the best one written in the field of photochemistry in 2008-2009. The supervisors of the award-winning dissertation were Professor Helge Lemmetyinen and Lecturer Riikka Lahtinen. Nanophotonics is one of the leading-edge fields of research at TUT. More information: www.tut.fi/dpup
Best Paper Award
Researcher Ozgur Dedehayir from Tampere University of Technology won the Best Paper Award at the Management of Technology Conference held in Cairo, Egypt on 8-11 March. The conference theme was "Technology as the Foundation for Economic Growth". Dedehayir co-authored the article with Associate Professor J. Roland Ortt from Delft University of Technology. The article was published in the conference proceedings.
The awarded research paper "Factors hampering technology system progress during the life cycle: what are these factors and how to deal with them?" analyses so-called reverse salients that hinder the development of technological systems.
IAMOT2010 conference website, CITER research group: http://www.tut.fi/citer
Celtic Silver Award 2009
The Celtic project B21C (Broadcast for 21st Century) has been selected as the winner of the Celtic Silver Award 2009. B21C is a joint project between 34 partners from 8 European countries. The project focused on contributions aiming to deliver unprecedented capacity to broadcast HDTV services over the terrestrial platform.
The selection was based on the very positive outcome of the Celtic review results and the impact of the project results for creating new products, new business or new jobs. In addition, B21C has made significant contributions to various DVB-x standards, e.g. DVB-T2.
Lic (Tech) Jukka Rinne and DTech Ali Hazmi from the Department of Communications Engineering at TUT have worked in the project together with other Finnish partners, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University Turku, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Elektrobit Corporation, Digita and Nokia. More information of the project.