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Suggest the School of Electrical Engineering Alumnus or Alumna of the Year 2023!

Submit your suggestion by 13 August 2023.
Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulun vuoden alumni Pekka Tiitinen
The Alumnus of the Year 2022 is Pekka Tiitinen. Photo: Susanna Ritala/Aalto University

The Alumna or Alumnus of the Year 2023 distinction for the School of Electrical Engineering will be awarded to an alumna or alumnus, who has carried out pioneering or excellent work in the field of electrical engineering and increased interaction between the school, society, and alumni. The Alumna or Alumnus of the Year has graduated with one of the following degrees; Master of Science (Technology), Licentiate of Science (Technology), Doctor of Science (Technology), or Ph.D. from the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering or from its predecessors.

Suggestions can be submitted by the school's students, departments, independent or service units, staff, alumni, guild, or student organisation. Submit your suggestion by filling out this form by 13 August 2023.

The Alumna or Alumnus of the Year will be selected by the school's dean, and the selection will be announced on Saturday, 28 October 2023 at the AlumniWeekend seminar, which Aalto University organises every other year. Previously, the Alumnus or Alumna of the Year was chosen annually, but from now on, the recognition is given every other year. 

The school will award the Alumna or Alumnus of the Year with an honorary certificate and a gift from Aalto University. They will get visibility in Aalto University communication and will be invited as a guest of honour to events organised by the school and guilds. We hope that the Alumna or Alumnus of the Year will give a speech at the AlumniWeekend seminar and will actively participate in various Aalto University events organised for students and alumni.

Previously awarded:

2016: CEO, D.Sc. (Tech.) Varun Singh, Callstat.io
Varun Singh Alumnus of the Year of the School of Electrical Engineering in 2016

2017: CEO, D.Sc. (Tech.) Kimmo Kalliola, Quuppa Oy
Kimmo Kalliola is Alumnus of the Year 2017 of the School of Electrical Engineering

2018: D.Sc. (Tech.) Matti Alahuhta
Alumnus of the Year Matti Alahuhta emphasises the importance of continual learning

2019: Director-General, M. Sc. (Tech.) Kirsi Karlamaa, The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency
 Alumna of the Year Kirsi Karlamaa: ‘If you want to change society, study electrical engineering’

2020: CEO, D.Sc. (Tech) Siamäk Naghian, Genelec Oy
School of Electrical Engineering Alumnus of the Year Siamäk Naghian: The university gave me a path into Finnish society

2021: Director, M. Sc. (Tech.) Mikko J. Salminen, Spinverse
Alumnus of the Year Mikko J. Salminen encourages multidisciplinary studies

2022: Managing Director, M. Sc. (Tech.) Pekka Tiitinen, Abb Oy
School of Electrical Engineering Alumnus of the Year 2022 Pekka Tiitinen: Electricity sector training opens up diverse career opportunities

Further information:

Dean Jussi Ryynänen
[email protected]
050 384 1720

Development Manager Outi Elina Kansanen
[email protected]
050 378 1939

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