In September, 15 new Academy Researcher Fellows will start at Aalto

The Academy of Finland has granted Aalto University funding for 15 Academy Research Fellowships – the total funding received is over eight million euros
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Edit 8.6.2023: Matilda Backholm added.


The Academy of Finland's Research Councils for Biosciences, Health and the Environment, Culture and Society, and Natural Sciences and Engineering have granted funding for 15 new Academy Research Fellowships at Aalto University in the autumn call for applications in 2022. The funding is for four years, and they strengthen the university’s research with a total of over eight million euros.

Academy Research Fellowship funding is intended for early-career researchers on a fast career track who have formed international networks. The new Academy Research Fellow funding was now allocated for the first time since the reform of the funding forms.

Congratulations to all!

In the list, the field after one’s name refers to their department:

Academy Research Fellows 1.9.2023 – 31.8.2027

Backholm, Matilda, Applied Physics
Swimming and swarming at the mesoscale 

Derikvand, Mohammad, Civil Engineering
Lifecycle extension of salvaged wooden materials through reuse in dowel-laminated timber

Dou, Jinze, Bioproducts and Biosystems
Stability enhancement of softwood (sawdust wood and bark) stilbene through chemical functionalization as ultrastable UV-filters in sunscreen

Leinonen, Juho, Computer Science
Large Language Models for Computing Education

Liu, Xiaolong, Electronics and Nanoengineering
Femtosecond-Laser Hyperdoped Germanium for Broadband Infrared Photonic Applications

Nissilä, Heli, Management Studies
Nascent markets as sites for addressing grand challenges: emerging impact assessment practices in creating societally beneficial outcomes

Pedregal, Alejandro, Art and Media
Cinema, Fossil Modernity and the Ecosocial Crises of the Anthropocene

Peinado Allina, Gabriel, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Resolving the pupillary light responses at single-photon resolution: From mechanisms to development of novel diagnostic tools

Ross, Glenn, Electrical Engineering and Automation
Nanoelectromechanical systems renewal NEMS – a novel NEMS latching switch

Salerno, Grazia, Applied Physics
Realizing topological phases in nanophotonics

Siitonen, Juha, Chemistry and Materials Science
Polyfunctionalization of Olefins through Photoactivation of Chloramines

Suominen, Mikko, Mechanical Engineering
New Scaling Approach for Response and Failure of Ice in Model Testing

Tenkanen, Henrikki, Built Environment
Mapping commute-related carbon emissions with high spatial resolution using big data and Bayesian approaches

Verdoja, Francesco, Electrical Engineering and Automation
Hypermaps: closing the complexity gap in robotic mapping

Vihriälä, Erkki, Finance
High-stakes tests of household financial anticipation

Further information from the Academy of Finland’s website

Image: Aalto University, Mikko Raskinen

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