Nine new Academy Research Fellows and 18 Postdoctoral Researchers

The research posts funded by the Academy of Finland strengthen the university's research by 8.6 million euros.
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The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment, Research Council for Culture and Society and Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering have decided on funding for nine new five-year research posts as Academy Research Fellow, and 18 three-year research posts as Postdoctoral Researcher.

The total amount of funding granted is 8.6 million euros of which Academy Researchers account for almost four million and postdoctoral researchers for approximately 4.6 million euros.

‘I am extremely happy and proud of the success of Aalto University’s researchers in the September 2019 call of the Academy of Finland. The university’s key research areas are again further strengthened by each individual Postdoctoral Researcher or Academy Research Fellow,’ says Ossi Naukkarinen, Vice President for Research.

Academy Researcher funding supports researchers in the middle of their careers as they qualify for the most demanding, professor-level research positions. Postdoctoral funding, in turn, supports the qualification of scientifically promising early-stage researchers as independent researchers. The funding period for an Academy Researcher is five years, and for a postdoctoral researcher three years.

Academy Research Fellows

Caro Miguel, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Next-generation interatomic potentials to simulate new cellulose-based materials (NEXTCELL)

Diaz Rubio Ana, Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Dynamic metasurfaces with spatial dispersion

Cheng Lu, Dept. of Computer Science
Systematic approach to study alternative splicing from scRNA-seq in cancer

Heinonen Markus, Dept. of Computer Science
Deep learning with differential equations

Lado Jose, Dept. of Applied Physics
Engineering fractional quantum matter in twisted van der Waals materials

Nevalainen Pasi, Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management
Government as entrepreneur: Changing ownership, strategy, and governance logics of state-owned enterprise from 1970s to present

Peotta Sebastiano, Dept. of Applied Physics
Superfluidity, topology and disorder in lattice models with flat bands - SUPERFLAT

Wang Haichao, Dept. of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Spatiotemporal dynamic simulation of the thermal energy storage (TES) assisted heating network and optimization for indoor temperature control

Ylipulli Johanna, Dept. of Computer Science
Digital inequality in smart cities (DISC)

The Academy Research Fellow funding is 438 874 euros per person.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Aydin Ugur, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Magneto-elastic-plastic interactions in electrical steel sheets and their effect on the power losses in electrical machines (270 600 e)

Du Luojun, Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Atomic site point group asymmetry induced tunable second-order nonlinear photoresponses in centrosymmetric 2D materials (271 400 e)

Heinlein Daniel, Dept. of Communications and Networking
Constructions and classifications of subspace codes and related structures for communication networks (256 360 e)

Heise Katja, Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Symbiosis between multicomponent reactions and Pickering emulsions for advanced nanocellulose modification – SYMBIOCELL (253.370 e)

Hyvärinen Petteri, Dept. of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Assessing individual effects of noise exposure with repeated measures of temporary threshold shift (270 136 e)

Ikonen Teemu, Dept. of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Reinforcement learning of autonomous and adaptive decision-making on online rescheduling procedures (RELOOP) (241 420 e)

Ilter Mehmet, Dept. of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Information harvesting (249 340 e)

Jayathurathnage Prasad, Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Self-optimizing wireless power transfer devices (269 960 e)

Karimkashi Arani Shervin, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Multi-fuel combustion: development of a diagnostic tool for carbon-neutral combustion (DIAG) (263 210 e)

Korhonen Onerva, Dept. of Computer Science
The multilayer brain: Optimized multilayer network representations for the human brain in health and disease (233 080 e)

Liu Kai, Dept. of Applied Physics
Self-constructing superhydrophobic surfaces (271 140 e)

Lyu Zhongpeng, Dept. of Applied Physics
Tunable plasmonics with two-dimensional transition metal nitrides (255 460 e)

Magnusson Måns, Dept. of Computer Science
Text-as-data in statistics: Theory, methods and applications (229 820 e)

Magris Martin, Dept. of Information and Service Management
Financial time-series forecasting with Bayesian neural networks (312 848 e)

Rossi Tuomas, Dept. of Applied Physics
Plasmonic nanocatalysts for a sustainable future (PLASMOCAT) (255 640 e)

Sioutis Michail, Dept. of Computer Science
Just-in-time inference for qualitative spatio-temporal reasoning (235 480 e)

Västilä Kaisa, Dept. of Built Environment
Nature-based solutions for river engineering: coupling vegetation hydrodynamics with sedimentary nutrient processes (268 390 e)

Zhang Hang, Dept. of Applied Physics
Light-actuatable self-healing hydrogels for soft robots (270 860 e)

The decisions of the research councils were made in April and May. Decisions on the Academy Projects will be made later in May and June.

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