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Docent Jussi Tuovinen becomes member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Members are nominated by a committee – which also chooses the Academy’s senate – based on individuals’ scientific and social achievements.

Jussi Tuovinen, DSc (Tech), is currently a docent in the School of Electrical Engineering. He considers membership in the Academy to be very significant.

'I greatly appreciate this nomination, as a strong scientific foundation has always been for me a very important part of both applied research and commercial activities. I feel that good science and commercial applications go hand in hand and support each other. The more global the entrepreneurship one is involved in, the higher the level of rich expertise that must be to hand. On the other hand, another issue that is close to my heart is the promotion of human well-being through humanising technology – and this is exactly what we are doing right now with our JoyHaptics startup.'

Mr Tuovinen completed his doctorate in Electrical Engineering in 1991 under the tutorship of Professor Antti Räisänen. Between 1986 and 1991 Mr Tuovinen served as a research engineer in the Radio Laboratory. Between 1991 and 1994 he worked in Massachusetts University as a Senior Postdoc researcher.

From 1996 to 2005 Mr Tuovinen was involved in setting up MilliLabs, Aalto and VTT’s joint European Space Association specialist centre, where he also worked as Laboratory Director. In addition, he served from 2006 to 2013 as CEO for Micronova, Finland's National Research Infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnology.

Mr Tuovinen has chaired and co-chaired numerous international conferences. He has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific papers and holds several patents. In his research, his areas of focus have included for ex. millimetre wave technology, quasioptics and microsystems. He is co-investigator in Planck satellite mission,  aimed at making measurements related to the Big Bang, and has initiated and lead Planck collabotation work in Finland for over 10 years.

Currently, Mr Tuovinen works as CEO and startup entrepreneur with technology company JoyHaptics, which is focused on finding ways to enable remote touch experiences between people.

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The European Academy of Sciences and Arts is a 1700-member scientific community comprised of top researchers from different scientific fields. Among its members are a total of 29 Nobel Prize winners. The community is not-for-profit,  and the Academy’s activities are funded by the EU, Austria, public bodies and private sponsors. The Academy is also ideologically and politically unaffiliated. The Finnish Academy has 13 members. Among these are two members from Aalto University: Teuvo K. Kohonen and Jussi Tuovinen.

European Academy of Science and Arts (euro-acad.eu)

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