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Dr. Pekka Pursula


Pekka Pursula was born in Vantaa, Finland, in 1978. He received the M.Sc. degree (with distinction) and technical physics from Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, in 2002 and 2009, respectively.


Since 2003 Dr. Pursula has been with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in several research and research management positions, where he is currently Research Manager in Microelectronics and Quantum Technologies. His interests include microelectronics, electronic components and system integration from RF and millimetre wave frequencies to THz, in addition to quantum technology in general. Between 2011 and 2016 he was also an adjunct professor of Electronics at Tampere University of Technology. In 2012 Dr. Pursula has been a visiting researcher at IMTEK Department of Microsystems Engineering at University of Freiburg, Germany in 2021 and at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, USA in 2018.


D.Sc. Pursula was the vice chair of IEEE MTT/AP/ED chapter in Finland 2014-2020. He received Microwave Prize at European Microwave Week, Nürnberg, October 8-13th 2017. He has authored and co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles, and he is a co-inventor in 11 patent applications.

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