News

The International Water Mist Association’s Young Talent Award 2019 to Topi Sikanen, D.Sc.

Sikanen was awarded for his doctoral thesis 'Simulation of Transport, Evaporation and Combustion of Liquids in large-scale Fire Incidents'. Congratulations!
IWMA Young Talent Award
Topi Sikanen

Sikanen started working for VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, in 2008 with a special focus on fire safety related topics. He defended his thesis in January 2018 at Aalto University, Department of Civil Engineering. He works currently as a consultant for Fire Safety Design and Consultants Markku Kauriala Ltd.

‘My research interests have been numerical simulation of fire phenomena, especially high-speed sprays and pool fires,’ says Sikanen.

‘The audience of the 19th International Water Mist Conference can look forward to the presentation of Sikanen’s thesis as he has been invited to the conference as one of the speakers,’ said Bettina McDowell, IWMA General Manager.

The winner of the IWMA Young Talent Award receives a prize of 1,000 € and a one year free IWMA membership. IWMA invites the winner to the International Water Mist Conference where he or she will have a slot in the conference programme to present the thesis.

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Related news

Professor Marko Hinkkanen/ Aalto University/ photo: Anni Hanén
Honoured Published:

Professor Marko Hinkkanen's research group receives the SEMIKRON Innovation Award

The award is given for outstanding innovations in the field of power electronics in Europe
Mikko O. Koiviston väitöskirja The Art of Egress. Kuva Mikko Raskinen
Honoured Published:

Mikko O. Koivisto's doctoral dissertation was awarded at the Most Beautiful Books 2019 competition

Mikko O. Koivisto's dissertation The Art of Egress: Madness, Horror, and the Pedagogy of Depsychiatrization has been selected for the Most Beautiful Books 2019 collection. The book was designed by Tuomas Kortteinen and printed by Unigrafia.
Kuva: Unto Rautio
Honoured Published:

School of Science awards best doctoral theses of 2019

Out of the 59 dissertations awarded by the School of Science last year, 6 were celebrated for their especially high quality, impact and originality.
Mathias Fontell/Vuoden nuori fyysikko 2019/Aalto University/School of Electrical Engineering/Image: Laura Hujanen
Honoured Published:

Aalto University alumnus Mathias Fontell receives Young Physicist Prize 2019

The award-winning master's thesis in space technology focuses on solving problems related to radio wave propagation in the upper layers of the atmosphere.