Ragnar Granit Institute, P.O.Box 692, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland
Editor: Jaakko Malmivuo, www.rgi.fi/persons/malmivuo/, ISSN: 1456-4343
Docent Hannu Eskola Appointed as
Associate Professor of Medical Electronics
Dr. Tech., Docent Hannu Eskola was appointed by the
Governing Board of Tampere University of Technology as
Associate Professor of Medical Electronics on 16th January, 1995.
Hannu Eskola was born in 1954, received the degrees of
MSc (Eng) and Dr. Tech. in 1979 and 1983, respectively.
Since 1980 he has served as hospital physicist for 9 years at
Tampere and Kuopio University Hospitals, 1990-91 he served as
Acting Professor of Bioelectromagnetism at the Ragnar Granit Institute.
He has held several part-time teaching positions and has conducted
several large projects in the field of bioelectromagnetism.
He also has the competence of hospital physicist.
Hannu Eskola is a member of the Board of
Finnish Hospital Physicists and the Qualification Committee of
Hospital Physicists. In 1989-1994 he served as Treasurer and
Member of the Board of the Finnish Society for Medical Physics
and Biomedical Engineering.
Associate Professor Eskola's special research interests are in
modelling of bioelectric and biomagnetic phenomena.
He has been active mostly in the field of clinical neurophysiology.
He has published about 80 scientific publications and 20 teaching
materials and reports.
Ragnar Granit Institute Started its Activity in
the Research Center of the Finn-Medi Technology Center
On 10.3.1995 the Ragnar Granit Institute celebrated the
official opening of its research laboratory at the Research Center
of the Finn- Medi Technology Center.
The Finn-Medi Technology Center building was completed
at the end of 1994. It is located at the Tampere University Central Hospital
and is connected to it through a corridor. In this building there is located
a Research Center where a total area of some 1000 mē has been allocated
for three co-operating partners: Tampere University of Technology,
Tampere University Hospital and the State Technical Research Centre VTT.
The Ragnar Granit Institute is located in the area reserved for the TUT
which is about 350 mē. In this space there are 5 offices for scientists,
four large research laboratory rooms, a seminar room for some 35 people
and some storage rooms. For the common use of all the three partners
there is also a meeting room and coffee room.
It is planned that the four laboratory rooms will be equipped with
good facilities for research on bioelectromagnetism. These will include:
neurophysiological, electro- magnetocardiological and multimodality
imaging laboratories. The equipment should be bought jointly by all
the co-operating partners for common research projects.
In the Finn-Medi building there are also located neurophysiological
and cardiological laboratories of the Tampere University Hospital,
research facilities of Tampere University, and activities of the
Finnish Red Cross. Space has also been reserved for high technology industry.