Project Chair Appointed

June 21, 2016.

The ERA Chair of the project has been selected after extensive review of the applications received after the open call for the position.

Jaakko Härkönen gives a talk at Functional Materials Technology and Industry Forum -conference in November 2015 in Xiangtan, Hunan, China

The call was open from 29th July until 10th October 2015.

The selection process included interview with three top rated applicants at the RBI and detailed discussion on the scientific program proposed by the candidates and its relation to the project impacts.

At the end, the selected ERA Chair is dr. Jaakko Härkönen.

Dr. Härkönen is world class expert in silicon detector technology and applications of the semiconductor radiation detectors in various research fields.

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Dr. Jaakko Härkönen (M)

Date and place of birth: September 21st 1972., Imatra, Finland

Academic education:

  • Doctor of Science in Technology, Helsinki University of Technology 2001.
  • Licentiate of Science in Technology, Helsinki University of Technology 1999.
  • M.Sc (engineering), Helsinki University of Technology 1997.

Academic Work Experience: European Research Area (ERA) Chair project leader at Ruder Boskovic Institute 2016-2020. Visiting professor at Xiangtan University, Hunan, China 2015-2017. Spokesperson of CERN RD39 “Cryogenic Tracking Detectors” Collaboration 2003-2016. Member of Institutional Board of Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) 2009-2013.

Project leader at HIP for “CMS Upgrade project” 2008-2016. Academy of Finland research fellow 2007-2012 at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Academy of Finland post doctoral scientist 2002-2006 at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Convener “Pad detector characterization” of CERN RD50 Collaboration 2002-2003. Project Leader at Helsinki University of Technology 1997-2001.

Research assistant at Microelectronics Center of Iowa State University, USA 07/1995-12/1995. Research assistant at Center for Electronphysics of Ebara Corporation, Fujisawa, Japan 05/1992-08/1992.

Research activities: About 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals dealing with semiconductor processing, High Energy Physics instrumentation, semiconductor material characterization and radiation hardness of silicon detectors. More than 500 physics articles with the CERN CMS Collaboration.

Referee of funding applications for Swedish Research Council, Czech Science Foundation and Research Council of Norway. Evaluation of articles for ” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A”, ”IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science”, ”Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells” and “Microelectronic Engineering”. Supervisor for five doctoral thesis and more than ten master’s thesis. Currently supervising four doctoral thesis.

Member of scientific committee of conferences “International Conference on Radiation Effects on Semiconductor Materials Detectors and Devices” and “International Conference Radiation Effects on Components and Systems”.