Heikki Nieminen

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
T314 Dept. Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Key interest: research and innovation in medical physics and biomedical engineering.

Research interests: biomedical high-intensity ultrasound applications, e.g. ultrasonic drug delivery & therapy, acoustic trapping, cancer diagnostics.

Innovation interests: new diagnostic and interventional platforms, translation of research findings into clinic via commercialization, Biodesign innovation process

Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Contact information

Phone number
+358505019280

Honors and awards

Winner of pitching competition at Y Science at Slush 2021 side event

Awarded to Auroptic Medical Oy (company established after academic project Lightopsy): Pitching event Y Science at Slush side event, category: Health and Pharma; role: team leader of Aalto Part of the Lightopsy project; co-founder of Auroptic Medical Oy.<br/><br/>https://www.aalto.fi/fi/uutiset/auroptic-medicalille-slush-voitto
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Jan 2021

Publications

An ultrasonically actuated fine-needle creates cavitation in bovine liver

Emanuele Perra, Nick Hayward, Kenneth P.H. Pritzker, Heikki J. Nieminen 2022 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

An ultrasonically actuated needle promotes the transport of nanoparticles and fluids

Emanuele Perra, Nick Hayward, Kenneth P.H. Pritzker, Heikki J. Nieminen 2022 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Ultrasound-Enhanced Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy Provides Improved Yield in Human Tissue

Yohann Le Bourlout, Minna Rehell, Emanuele Perra, Jouni Rantanen, Nicholas Hayward, Gösta Ehnholm, Jaana Rautava, Jussi Tarkkanen, Timo Atula, Aro K., Heikki Nieminen 2021

Two-stage ultrasonic atomization using a gravity-fed pre-stage

Balasubramanian Nallannan, Ilkka Nissilä, Mikko Seppänen, Henri Siljanen, Heikki J. Nieminen 2021 2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)

Ultrasonic actuation of a fine-needle improves biopsy yield

Emanuele Perra, Eetu Lampsijärvi, Gonçalo Barreto, Muhammad Arif, Tuomas Puranen, Edward Hæggström, Kenneth P.H. Pritzker, Heikki J. Nieminen 2021 Scientific Reports

Simulation Study of kHz Wave Modes Generated by a Wedge Embedded in Tissue

Saif Bunni, Heikki J. Nieminen 2020 IUS 2020 - International Ultrasonics Symposium, Proceedings

A novel ultrasonic haptic device induces touch sensations with potential applications in neuroscience research

Nick Hayward, Emelie Lewis, Emanuele Perra, Veikko Jousmaki, Veli Matti Saarinen, Francis McGlone, Mikko Sams, Heikki Nieminen 2020 IUS 2020 - International Ultrasonics Symposium, Proceedings

Quantifying Subresolution 3D Morphology of Bone with Clinical Computed Tomography

S. S. Karhula, M. A. J. Finnila, S. J. O. Rytky, D. M. Cooper, J. Thevenot, M. Valkealahti, K. P. H. Pritzker, M. Haapea, Antti Joukainen, P. Lehenkari, H. Kröger, R. K. Korhonen, H. J. Nieminen, S. Saarakkala 2020 Annals of Biomedical Engineering

A Novel Transducer Construct Enables Miniaturisation of an Ultrasonically Actuated Medical Needle

Yohann Le Bourlout, Emanuele Perra, Gösta Ehnholm, Heikki Nieminen 2020