Jari Hyttinen received
Professor Jari Hyttinen was appointed to the permanent position of
Professor of Biomedical Engineering of the Ragnar Granit Institute starting on 1.10.2006.
Before that he served in a fixed period of the same professorship for 2001-2006.
Jari A. K. Hyttinen was born in 1960. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D.
(biomedical engineering) degrees from Tampere University of Technology in 1986 and 1994, respectively.
He has acted as Junior Research Fellow, Academy of Finland (1995-1998),
Assistant Professor, Ragnar Granit Institute (1998-2000), Academy Researcher, Academy of
Finland (2000-2001), Professor, Ragnar Granit Institute, (2001-2006). Additionally,
he has served as a visiting researcher at Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA,
USA (1990), University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (1990) and Duke University, Durham, NC, USA (1994).
His main research interests are modeling and measurement of the physiological and
biological systems. The specific applications are simulation and the inverse solution of bioelectric
and bioimpedance phenomena as well as measurement systems of biological and physiological signals.
In addition, his research interests include imaging and image analysis for construction of 3D volumetric models.
Professor Hannu Eskola returns
to the Ragnar Granit Institute
Hannu Eskola served as Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the
Ragnar Granit institute for 1995-2000. Thereafter he moved to the post of Director
of the Digital Media Institute of Tampere University of Technology. Starting on 1.1.2007
he will return to the Ragnar Granit Institute as Professor of Biomedical Engineering.
His special interests are: medical physics, medical image processing,
Ragnar Granit Institute alumni
In the name of the 30 years' history of the Ragnar Granit Institute,
it is established the Ragnar Granit Alumni. It is the purpose of the Alumni to strengthen
the contacts between those who graduated from the Ragnar Granit Institute. The RGI Alumni
may help the industry get new employees from the RGI graduates or find students to make
diploma theses in industry. The Institute hopes to get information on joint applied research
projects with the industry, information on new directions of the education and feedback of its
present education program. The RGI will be glad to inform about its present research and education
to the members of the Alumni.
Dr. Tech. Mari Varjonen from Planmed Ltd has promised to serve as President
for the RGI Alumni and Ass. Prof. Jari Viik from the RGI as Secretary. Please contact them for more information.