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School of Electrical Engineering was awarded thirteen new Academy projects

The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering has granted over 6 million euros for projects in the fields of health technology, wireless communication, smart devices and energy systems, for example.
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The School of Electrical Engineering's researchers were exceptionally succesful in the Academy of Finland’s funding call. The Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering has granted over 6 million euros for thirteen school's projects in the fields of health technology, wireless communication, smart devices and energy systems, for example. Funding decisions placed particular emphasis on the quality, feasibility, novelty value and potential for breakthroughs in research. A total of EUR 45.7 million was granted by the Commission for 78 Academy projects, with an acceptance rate of 15%.

Funded projects:

Professor Paavo Alku, Department of Signal Processing and Acoutics: Speech-based biomarking of heart failure 

Professor Martin Andraud, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering: When integrated systems gain life experience: towards self-learning circuits with resource-efficient embedded artificial intelligence 

Professor Anouar Belahcen, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation: Intelligent Techniques in Condition Monitoring of Electromechanical Energy Conversion Systems / Consortium: ESTV 

Post doc Susobhan Das, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, and Timo Aalto (VTT): Novel optical isolators to continue Moore's law in photonics integration (NOIMO) / Consortium: NOPOSIP 

Professor Kari Halonen, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering: Wireless impulse radio data link powered by energy harvesting

Post doc Jussi Jokinen, Department of Communications and Networking Technology: Machines that Understand People 

Professori Riku Jäntti, Department of Communications and Networking Technology: Backscatter enabled sustainable monitoring infrastructure for assisted living (BESIMAL)

Professor Zachary Taylor, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering: Flab Assessment via Submillimeter wave Imaging Technology (FASIT)

Professor Olav Tirkkonen, Department of Communications and Networking Technology: Quantum-Classical Coding and Communications

Professor Sergei Tretiakov, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation: Engineering electromagnetic response of materials using time-modulated components

Professor Ivan Vujaklija, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation: High-Fidelity Bidirectional Neural Drive Interfacing (Hi-Fi BiNDIng) - Framework for investigating and restoration of human upper limb sensory/motor function

Staff scientist Ville Vähänissi, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering: Super-sensitive ?/X- and NIR-radiation detectors via defect-free nanostructures: Next Imaging Revolution? (NIR)

Professor Zhou Quan, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation: Robotic Magnetic Needle Characterization of Single Nanoparticle Uptake in Cells 

More information on the Academy of Finland's website

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