Erkki Ikonen

T412 Department of Information and Communications Engineering

Erkki Ikonen received the M. Sc. (Tech.) and the Dr. (Tech.) degrees from the Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Technical Physics, in 1982 and 1988, respectively. Since 1995 he has been Professor of Measurement Science and Technology at Aalto University. This is a joint Professorship with the Finnish National Metrology Institute, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd since 2005.

Erkki Ikonen is a Member of the Board of Directors of EURAMET e.V. and Chairman of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) Committee of EURAMET during 2016-2021. He is also Vice President Technical of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE, Vienna) during the term 2015-2019.

His earlier positions include Assistant Director, Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Electrical and Communications Engineering (1989-95) and Research Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (1988-89).

Erkki Ikonen has chaired international scientific committees of several conferences arranged in Europe, US, Asia, and Australia. He is an author of 190 peer-reviewed scientific publications and over 150 conference papers. His research interests are mainly in the field of optical measurements where he has supervised 35 doctoral degrees at Aalto University.

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Honors and awards

Working Community Award 2008

Issued by the Helsinki University of Technology to the research group of Aalto/MRI
Award or honor granted for a specific work Dept Signal Process and Acoust Jan 2008

Research groups

  • Metrology Research Institute


Characterization of PillarHall test chip structures using a reflectometry technique

Aleksandr Danilenko, Masoud Rastgou, Farshid Manoocheri, Jussi Kinnunen, Virpi Korpelainen, Antti Lassila, Erkki Ikonen 2023 Measurement Science and Technology

Development of primary reference facilities and measurement comparison of standard artifacts for the bidirectional transmittance distribution function

J. Fu, T. Quast, E. Velke, M. Esslinger, M. Pastuschek, A. Schirmacher, R. Aschan, F. Manoocheri, E. Ikonen 2023 Review of Scientific Instruments

Cantilever-based photoacoustic sensor for terahertz range

Erkki Ikonen, Sucheta Sharma, Mohsen Ahmadi, Jussi Rossi, Markku Vainio, Zhipei Sun, Andreas Steiger 2023 Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

Cantilever-Enhanced Photoacoustic Detector for Black and Brown Carbon

Juho Karhu, Joel Kuula, Tommi Mikkonen, Matthew Ward, Aki Virkkula, Erkki Ikonen, Tuomas Hieta, Hilkka Timonen, Markku Vainio 2023

Impact ionization in silicon at low charge-carrier energies

Mikhail Korpusenko, Anna Vaskuri, Farshid Manoocheri, Erkki Ikonen 2023 AIP Advances

Internal quantum efficiency of silicon photodetectors at ultraviolet wavelengths

Mikhail Korpusenko, Anna Vaskuri, Farshid Manoocheri, Erkki Ikonen 2023 Metrologia

Spectral Mismatch Uncertainty Estimation in Solar Cell Calibration Using Monte Carlo Simulation

Kinza Maham, Petri Karha, Erkki Ikonen 2023 IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics

Phase-stepping interferometry for parallelism measurement of step gauge faces

Sucheta Sharma, Johan Nysten, Antti Lassila, Erkki Ikonen 2023 Metrologia

Effect of adaptive control on the LED street luminaire lifetime and on the lifecycle costs of a lighting installation

J. Askola, P. Kärhä, H. Baumgartner, S. Porrasmaa, E. Ikonen 2022 Lighting Research and Technology

Improvement In The Temporal Light Artefact Metrics Of Commercial Led Lamps

Erkki Ikonen, Roope Nordlund, Ville Mantela, Janne Askola, Petri Kärhä 2022