Risto Ilmoniemi
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Risto Ilmoniemi

Professor

Contact information

Postal address
Rakentajanaukio 2 C
Mobile phone
+358505562964
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

I have built and designed multichannel MEG instruments and invented for MEG use the minimum-norm estimate (together with Matti Hämäläinen), the signal-space projection, formulas for the forward problem, the channel-capacity measure for comparing sensor arrays, and the triangle phantom. I have developed, together with many excellent students, several transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) techniques such as navigated TMS (nTMS), the combined use of TMS and EEG, and multi-locus TMS (mTMS). I am the founder and former CEO of Nexstim Plc, the company that brought nTMS and TMS–EEG to the market. Currently, I lead the development of mTMS and hybrid MEG–MRI systems and apply these technologies for neuroscience and clinical use. Much of my effort is devoted to the development of mathematical methods for improved brain-signal analysis and for data interpretation, often involving work on the bioelectromagnetic inverse problem.

Areas of expertise

Biodesign Aalto Ventures Program Human brain imaging Applied Physics Neurophysics Biophysics Electromagnetism Bioelectromagnetism Neuroscience Biomedical engineering Medical Technology Neurotechnology Brain imaging Electrical impedance tomography Functional magnetic resonance imaging Magnetoencephalography Electroencephalography Brain Research Neurostimulation Ultra-low-field MRI Brain stimulation Navigated brain stimulation Navigated TMS Transcranial direct current stimulation Transcranial magnetic stimulation Brain connectivity Brain modeling Inverse problems Signal analysis SQUID magnetometers Philosophy of mind EEG NIRS TMS NTMS NBS MMN MRI ULF MRI MEG-MRI MEGMRI MEG FMRI EIT M.Sc. programme Brain and Mind BioMag Laboratory BECS Aalto Brain Centre (ABC) TDCS TACS

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Jan 2011

Academy professor 1.1.2012-31.12.2016 Suomen Akatemia, Finland

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Apr 1997

Innovation Prize 1997 of the New Technology Foundation, Finland Multichannel magnetic brain stimulator, awarded to Risto Ilmoniemi and his research team, including Jarmo Ruohonen, Juha Virtanen, Janne Kamppuri, Pekka Kähkönen and Marko Ollikainen. The award for this first prize was worth 15000 FIM, April 14, 1997

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Sep 1997

First prize in the invention competition organized by the Foundation for Medical Technology, Finland Electromagnetic brain mapping device, worth 5000 FIM, Sept. 25, 1997.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Nov 2004

Innosuomi 2004 Prize awarded by the President of Finland, Ms. Tarja Halonen, to Nexstim Ltd., a company founded and led by Risto Ilmoniemi

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Jan 2008

Member, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Jan 2011

Fellow of ISFSI (International Society for Functional Source Imaging)

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Jan 2013

World Technology Award Finalist in Health & Medicine, The World Technology Network in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, Kurzweil Technologies, and IEEE Spectrum

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Dec 2014

Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Jan 2015

Fellow of EAMBES (European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering and Science)

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Dec 2017

Innovation of the Year Award In recognition of exceptional work transferring research to innovation with both economical and societal impact.

Publications

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Short-interval intracortical inhibition in human primary motor cortex

Publishing year: 2019 NeuroImage
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Transcranial magnetic stimulation-evoked potentials after the stimulation of the right-hemispheric homologue of Broca's area

Publishing year: 2019 Neuroreport
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Methods for analysis of brain connectivity

Publishing year: 2019 Clinical Neurophysiology
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Predicting Alzheimer's disease severity by means of TMS–EEG coregistration

Publishing year: 2019 NEUROBIOLOGY OF AGING
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Automatic spatial calibration of ultra-low-field MRI for high-accuracy hybrid MEG-MRI

Publishing year: 2019 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

The effect of experimental pain on short-interval intracortical inhibition with multi-locus transcranial magnetic stimulation

Publishing year: 2019 Experimental Brain Research
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Reproducibility in TMS–EEG studies

Publishing year: 2019 Brain Stimulation
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Clinical utility and prospective of TMS–EEG

Publishing year: 2019 Clinical Neurophysiology
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

The impact of improved MEG–MRI co-registration on MEG connectivity analysis

Publishing year: 2019 NeuroImage
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Brain signals: physics and mathematics of MEG and EEG

Publishing year: 2019