Ilkka Laakso

Apulaisprofessori
Apulaisprofessori
T410 Dept. Electrical Engineering and Automation

Assistant Professor Ilkka Laakso leads the research group Electromagnetics in Health Technology. The group develops computational methods for multi-physics modelling of the human body.

The research combines numerical analysis of electromagnetic fields with anatomical and functional modelling, having multidisciplinary applications in biomedical engineering (device development), clinical practice (diagnosis and rehabilitation), and neurosciences (brain research).

The first focus area of the research is developing computational tools for modelling non-invasive brain stimulation. In the future, the methods will help scientists to carefully craft stimulation protocols rather than relying on trial and error, improving the safety and efficacy of stimulation and allowing individually planned treatment.

The group also uses computer simulations to study the electromagnetic safety of new technologies and aid the development of novel health care applications .

Full researcher profile
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Contact information

Phone number
+358504658133

Areas of expertise

Bioelectromagnetism, Health and wellbeing, Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Neurostimulation, Finite element modeling, Finite element method, Electromagnetic field computation, Electromagnetic field theory, Magnetic resonance imaging, Medical devices, Medical Technology, EMC, Biophysics, Radio Frequency, Dosimetry, health technology, Image analysis, Segmentation, Brain stimulation, Transcranial direct current stimulation, Transcranial magnetic stimulation, Health physics, Occupational safety, Non-ionising radiation, Human brain imaging, Human brain

Honors and awards

Student Award International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Japan

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation Jan 2009

Faculty Award for Excellence, at Nagoya Institute of Technology

For contribution to public understanding of heat stroke from engineering viewpoint
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation Nov 2011

Ericsson Young Scientist Award

Ericsson Japan
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation Nov 2011

Paper Presentation Award

Awarded by Fundamentals and Materials Society, Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation Sep 2012

Excellent paper award (Young scientist)

Awarded by IEICE Electronics Society, Electronics Simulation Technology
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation Mar 2013

Young scientist award

URSI Commission B International Symposium on Electromagnetic<br/>Theory, Hiroshima, Japan
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation May 2013

Excellent Paper Award

International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compability, Tokyo,<br/>Japan
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation May 2014

IEICE Transactions Best Paper Award

“Fast computational method for human dosimetry due to wireless power transfer with magnetic resonance”
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation Jun 2014

Young Scientist Award

URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Montreal, Canada
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation Aug 2017

IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society Technical Achievement Award

Technical Achievement Award for contribution to computational dosimetry of human exposure to electromagnetic fields from low frequencies to millimeter waves
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation Aug 2021

Research groups

  • Electromagnetics in Health Technology

Publications

The Effect of Inter-pulse Interval on TMS Motor Evoked Potentials in Active Muscles

Noora Matilainen, Marco Soldati, Ilkka Laakso 2022 FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE

Magneto- and electrophosphene thresholds in the retina: a dosimetry modeling study

Janita Nissi, Ilkka Laakso 2022 Physics in Medicine and Biology

Effect of Incidence Angle on the Spatial-Average of Incident Power Density Definition to Correlate Skin Temperature Rise for Millimeter Wave Exposures

Yinliang Diao, Kun Li, Kensuke Sasaki, Sachiko Kodera, Ilkka Laakso, Walid El Hajj, Akimasa Hirata 2021 IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility

Nonuniform Exposure to the Cornea from Millimeter Waves

Kenneth R. Foster, Ilkka Laakso, Steven Chalfin 2021 Health Physics

Assessment of Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields

Akimasa Hirata, Yinliang Diao, Teruo Onishi, Kensuke Sasaki, Seungyoung Ahn, Davide Colombi, Valerio De Santis, Ilkka Laakso, Luca Giaccone, Joseph Wout, Essam A. Rashed, Wolfgang Kainz, Ji Chen 2021 IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility

Human exposure to radiofrequency energy above 6 GHz

Akimasa Hirata, Sachiko Kodera, Kensuke Sasaki, Jose Gomez-Tames, Ilkka Laakso, Andrew Wood, Soichi Watanabe, Kenneth R. Foster 2021 Physics in Medicine and Biology

A probabilistic transcranial magnetic stimulation localization method

Juhani Kataja, Marco Soldati, Noora Matilainen, Ilkka Laakso 2021 JOURNAL OF NEURAL ENGINEERING

Ecg localization method based on volume conductor model and kalman filtering

Yuki Nakano, Essam A. Rashed, Tatsuhito Nakane, Ilkka Laakso, Akimasa Hirata 2021 Sensors

A 50 Hz magnetic field affects hemodynamics, ECG and vascular endothelial function in healthy adults

Hideyuki Okano, Akikatsu Fujimura, Tsukasa Kondo, Ilkka Laakso, Hiromi Ishiwatari, Keiichi Watanuki 2021 PloS one