News

Team Aalto entered second place in international IEEE student design competition

The winners of the competition were chosen on the basis of an article, a video and the presentation held in conference.
teamaalto2www_en.jpg

Congratulations Niko Lindvall (left), Mikko Leino, Rasmus Luomaniemi ja Henri Partanen.

A student team from the School of Electrical Engineering has entered second place in the student design competition. Project of the Aalto team was kicked off as part of the Department of Radio Science and Engineering's Antennas workshop.

Six teams from together 47 teams were selected to the semifinals according to the preliminary competitive plan. Final round was held in Puerto Rico, USA starting 26 June. The winners of the competition were chosen on the basis of an article, a video and the presentation held in conference.

Team Aalto's members Mikko Leino, BSc (Tech.) and Henri Partanen, BSc (Tech.), who are students in the Master's Programme in Nanotechnology and Radio Engineering, as well as Niko Lindvall and Rasmus Luomaniemi, who are students in the Bachelor's Programme in Electronics and Electrical Engineering were happy of a great experience.

‘We were able to take advantage of lessons learned from the courses in practice. In addition, we looked at other teams participated in the competition and their works as well as we were able to establish academic contacts’, tells Rasmus.

Student teams from the School of Electrical Engineering have fared extremely well in the annual competition. This was Aalto's third consecutive semi-final place. In previous years, Aalto's teams have place second and third in the final.

'This is telling of out extremely high calibre and especially of our exceptional students from one year to the next. Success in past years has motivated new students to aim for even better success,' university lecturer Jari Holopainen the teacher in charge of the Antennas workshop explains.

The theme of the competition is linked to the current and significant revolution in the development of the Internet of Things. The team developed a collecting device that receives radio waves from its surrounding area and converts the radio wave's energy to direct current power. The realisation is excellent and its performance is even better than a few similar commercial solutions.

See the video of group's work.

Microtechnology and nanotechnology and the development of related sensors are key focus areas in the school's research. Professor Ville Viikari, who is the team's mentor and the other teacher in charge of the Antennas workshop, heads research on wireless sensors.

 

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Read more news

Unite! Charter on Diversity and Inclusion.jpeg
Research & Art, Studies, University Published:

Unite! university alliance strongly committed on promoting diversity and inclusion

Unite!, a pioneering European university alliance, has published their Charter on Diversity and Inclusion.
Graphic with photo showing Physics graduate Aaro Väkeväinen and a nanoparticle array
Research & Art, Studies Published:

Physics graduate and supervisor reflect on challenges and shared success of PhD dissertation work

Physics graduate Aaro Väkeväinen tells how he successfully overcame multiple challenges during his dissertation work
Visiting professor Beryl Pittman visiting Santa Claus in Finland.
Studies Published:

Visiting professor Beryl Pittman: ‘Students make tremendous progress and are proud of their final deliverable.’

Beryl Pittman, Senior Lecturer at the Department of English in North Carolina State University, regards teaching in the BScBA Program as the #1 highlight of her career. In addition to her teaching work at our Mikkeli Campus and her home university, Pittman has been heavily involved with entrepreneurship at NC State, presenting at conferences, and teaching with global initiative programs at NC State.
Jukka Kajan. Kuvaaja: Aino Huotari
Cooperation, Studies Published:

School of Business alumni story: Jukka Kajan

Our marketing alumnus Jukka Kajan founded Joukon Voima, a crowdfunding platform for sustainable projects, and now works with plant-based food and plant proteins at Verso Food. ‘In my career, I have always been involved in the transition of various industries.’