Erkki Ikonen

T405 Dept. Signal Processing and Acoustics

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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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 Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics Jan 2008

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  • Metrology Research Institute


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

Optical power scale realization using the predictable quantum efficient detector

Kinza Maham, Petri Kärhä, Farshid Manoocheri, Erkki Ikonen 2022 Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Optical power detector with broad spectral coverage, high detectivity, and large dynamic range

Jussi Rossi, Juho Uotila, Sucheta Sharma, Tuomas Hieta, Toni Laurila, Roland Teissier, Alexei Baranov, Erkki Ikonen, Markku Vainio 2022 Optics Letters

Electromagnetic radiation detection using cantilever-based photoacoustic effect: A method for realizing power detectors with broad spectral sensitivity and large dynamic range

Sucheta Sharma, Toni Laurila, Jussi Rossi, Juho Uotila, Markku Vainio, Farshid Manoocheri, Erkki Ikonen 2022 Sensors and Actuators A: Physical

Characterization of predictable quantum efficient detector at 488 nm and 785 nm wavelengths with an order of magnitude change of incident optical power

Mikhail Korpusenko, Farshid Manoocheri, Olli Pekka Kilpi, Aapo Varpula, Markku Kainlauri, Tapani Vehmas, Mika Prunnila, Erkki Ikonen 2022 Measurement Science and Technology

Gonioreflectometric Properties of the Sand from RadCalNet Gobabeb Test Site

Dmitri Lanevski, A. Bialek, Emma Woolliams, Farshid Manoocheri, Erkki Ikonen 2021