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Foundations award 37 doctoral dissertation authors

Published on 4.9.2023
Tampere University
Tohtorinhattu, jossa Tampereen yliopiston uusi lyyra.
Photograph: Sari Laapotti
The University of Tampere Foundation and the Industrial Research Fund at Tampere University of Technology have granted prizes to authors whose dissertations were given the grade approved with distinction. The prize sum is 1.500€ and it was conferred to 37 people.

The Foundations unveiled the recipients on 4 September, the day the University celebrated the opening of the new academic year. 

The City of Tampere’s Research Grant Committee also conferred prizes to three dissertation authors. The recipients were D.Sc. (Technology) Cesar Pereida Garcia, PhD Íris Santos and Doctor of Medicine Antti Pemmari.

Industrial Research Fund at Tampere University of Technology sr dissertation prizes 

Prizes of €1.500

- PhD Kati Kouhia-Kuusisto, industrial engineering and management
Management Accounting in Small Enterprises: Identifying and Overcoming the Challenges of Using Management Accounting Information Among Entrepreneurs

- D.Sc. (Technology) Toni Luomaranta, industrial engineering and management
Managing the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing: A systemic manufacturing innovation and sustainability perspective

- D.Sc. (Technology) Konsta Huhtala, mathematics
Robust Output Regulation of Thermal Fluid Flows

- D.Sc. (Technology) Ymir Mäkinen, signal processing
Exact Transform-Domain Variances for Collaborative Filtering of Correlated Noise

- D.Sc. (Technology) Minna Niittymäki, electrical engineering
Electrical Performance of Insulating Ceramic Coatings in Different Environmental Conditions

- D.Sc. (Technology) Islam Tanash, communications engineering
Approximations for Performance Analysis in Wireless Communications and Applications to Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces

- D.Sc. (Technology) Dat Tran Thanh, signal processing and machine learning Efficient Design, Training, and Deployment of Artificial Neural Networks

- PhD Margarita Baltakiene, data science and statistical data analysis
Diffusion of Private Information in Stock Markets : A Network Approach

- D.Sc. (Technology) Alberto Brihuega Garcia,  communications engineering
Digital Predistortion Solutions for Large Antenna Array Transmitters

- D.Sc. (Technology) Margarita Gapeyenko, communications engineering System-Level Analysis of Blockage Dynamics in Millimeter-Wave Communications

- D.Sc. (Technology) Guilherme Corrêa Soares, materials science
Thermomechanical Behaviour of Materials under Extreme Conditions Studied with High-Speed Optical and Infrared Imaging

- D.Sc. (Technology)  Olli Oja, tekniikan tohtori, materials science
Correlation between the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Intercritically Annealed Advanced High-Strength Steels

- D.Sc. (Technology) Jenni Alanen, physics
Aerosol Particle Emissions from Natural Gas Engines

- D.Sc. (Technology) Riku Isoaho, physics
Narrow Bandgap (0.7–0.9 eV) Dilute Nitride Materials for Advanced Multijunction Solar Cells

- D.Sc. (Technology) Jussi Isokuortti, chemistry
Triplet Energy Transfer in Photon Upconversion and Photoswitching

- D.Sc. (Technology) Veera Koskue, environmental engineering
Nitrogen Recovery from Digested Sewage Sludge Reject Waters Using (Bio)Electroconcentration

- D.Sc. (Technology) Jarno Reuna, physics
Advanced Functional Antireflection Coatings for Broadband Multijunction Solar Cells

- D.Sc. (Technology) Miikka Vilander, mathematics
Succinctness and Formula Size Games

- D.Sc. (Technology) Iina Korkka, biomedical engineering
Ionic Signaling in Retinal Pigment Epithelium : From physiological characterization to stem cell

- PhD Heidi Teppola-Gürel, biomedical technology
Rodent and Human Neuronal Networks: Analysis of Functional Maturation, Synaptic Transmission, and Spontaneous Activity in Vitro

Recipients of the dissertation prize from the Industrial Research Fund at Tampere University of Technology. (Photograph: Jonne Renvall/Tampere University).

University of Tampere Foundation sr dissertation prizes  

Prizes of €1.500 

- M.Sc. (Economics) Aleksi Niittymies, business management
The Cognitive Foundations of Firm Internationalization

- M.Sc. (Economics) Ulla-Maija Sutinen, marketing
Socio-Cultural Approach to Social Marketing: Fostering food waste reduction

- M.Sc. (Economics) Riikka Tapaninaho, business management
Stakeholder value creation at the intersection of business and sustainability

- PhD Golaleh Makrooni, filosofian tohtori, education
First-Generation Migrant Family Students in Higher Education on Their Educational Journey in Finland

- PhD Markus Klemetti, mathematics
Generalized Persistence and Graded Structures

- PhD Mark Francis, epidemiology
Vaccination Coverage and Factors Associated with Routine Childhood Vaccination Uptake in India: Findings from a National Survey and Household Surveys in Vellore, Southern India

- PhD Penelope Gray, epidemiology
Human Papillomavirus Type Replacement Following the Implementation of HPV Vaccination

- D.Soc.Sc. Sakari Ilomäki, social psychology
Distant but Present: Rebuilding intersubjectivity in video-mediated interaction

- Doctor of Health Sciences Sushmita Katuwal, epidemiology Socioeconomic
Reproductive and Lifestyle Factors and Risk of Breast Cancer in Women: Registry-based studies in Finland and other Nordic countries

- PhD (Psychology) Felix Nyarko
War, Stress and Mental Health in Adolescence: The role of meaning-making, social relations, emotional intelligence and cognitive skills

- D.Soc.Sc. Vadim Romashov, peace and conflict research
Living Together with Difference: Narratives and Practices of Co-existence in Armenian-Azerbaijani Rural Communities in Georgia

- D.Soc.Sc. Nina Savela, social psychology
ready for Robot Colleagues? Affective Attitudes and Prejudice Toward Sharing the Work Domain with Robots

D.Soc.Sc. Pieta Savinotko, gender studies
Omakätisen ruoantuotannon monilajiset taloudet

D.Soc.Sc. Maiju Tanninen, sociology
The Datafied Customer Relationship in Behavioural Life Insurance

PhD Ilaria Tucci, peace and conflict research
Community-Based Theatre as Conflict Transformation in Lampedusa: Co-Producing Knowledge about Life at the Militarised Border of Europe

PhD, (pediatrics) Joel George
Epigenetic Regulation of Specialized Epithelial Cell in the Gut - Microfold cell (M cell)

PhD Meri Vattulainen, cell and tissue engineering
Human Pluripotent Stem Cells for Corneal Applications: Therapeutic potential of human pluripotent stem cell-derived corneal limbal stem cells

Dissertation prize recipients awarded by the University of Tampere Foundation. (Photograph: Jonne Renvall/Tampere University).