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Academy of Finland awards seven new projects to the Department of Applied Physics

Grants exceed 3.3 million euros for research in a diversity of physics topics.

Head of Department Prof. Matti Kaivola announced the awards this week in Otaniemi, funding that makes a significant contribution to the department's capacity to promote quality, diverse research with impacts in both scientific fields and beyond academia -- exactly the purpose of the funding scheme.

According to the Academy of Finland, the aim of project grants is to 'attain internationally as high a scientific standard of work as possible and to support scientific breakthroughs and top-tier international research collaboration.' These projects will be implemented September 2018-August 2022.

Congratulations to our award recipients!

Prof. Mikko Alava Fluctuations in fracture (Complex Systems and Materials research group)

Prof. Adam Foster Molecular resolution at solid-liquid interfaces (Surfaces and Interfaces at the Nanoscale research group)

Prof. Esko Kauppinen CNTstress – Using carbon nanotube materials to improve the stress grading system of an electrical machine (NanoMaterials research group)

Dr. Timo Kiviniemi Cyclokinetic edge turbulence in tokamak plasmas (Fusion and Plasma Physics research group)

Academy Fellow Dr. Kuan Tan Fast cryogenic microwave photon power metrology in superconducting quantum circuits (Quantum Computing and Devices)

Prof. Filip Tuomisto Charge traps in crystalline matter for future technologies (Antimatter and Nuclear Engineering research group)

Prof. Sebastiaan van Dijken Ionic control of electronic, magnetic, and plasmonic nanomaterials (Nanomagnetism and Spintronics research group)

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