Professor of Nuclear Engineering awarded Espoo’s Congress Ambassador 2015

Filip Tuomisto
Engineering physics professor, Filip Tuomisto from Aalto University School of Science is chosen as EspooAmbassador 2015. EspooAmbassador operates as a congress ambassador of Espoo in Finland and abroad. The award was presented 27th of August 2015 during the annual EspooAmbassador event at Aalto University Design Factory, hosted by the City Mayor Jukka Mäkelä. Professor Tuomisto is the 7th Congress Ambassador in Espoo.

The decision was based in Tuomisto’s active work in national and international scientific research groups and organizations. Professor Tuomisto has been involved in a number of program and organizing committees of international congresses, and thus have had a positive impact for the role of Espoo and Finland within the international scientific communities. In summer 2015 Tuomisto was the chairman of 28th International Conference on Defects in Semiconductors conference held at Aalto University Otaniemi Campus in Espoo. Conference attracted more than 300 industry leaders to Otaniemi.  

Filip Tuomisto feels excited about his new position and award, commenting, "EspooAmbassador Award is a great honor and I'm going to encourage my research fellows to organize conferences in Espoo. In particular here at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus, but why not elsewhere, for example in our stunning Nuuksio National Park."  

Filip Tuomisto, Doctor of Science (Tech.), stepped into his position as a Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the School of Science on 1st May 2012. Professor Tuomisto, 36, has a background in material physics and researching the structure of materials at their atomic level. As a professor, one of his key areas of research is examination and prediction of the resistance to radiation of the energy materials. He is also the head of the Positron Physics research group.

EspooAmbassador programme produces visible results  

Seven years ago, in 2009, City of Espoo together with Visit Espoo launched the EspooAmbassador programme in order to win more international conferences to Espoo. The goal is to encourage all scientists in Espoo to invite and host conferences from their own field of research expertise.  

The Espoo City Mayor Jukka Mäkelä is delighted to see the results, saying “Espoo has constantly increased the number of conferences held in the city and we have maintained our position as the second most popular destination for conferences in Finland after capital Helsinki. Conferences make innovations visible and is one of the best ways to show our expertise and vast knowledge here in Espoo Innovation Garden to the world.”  

Visit Espoo together with the City of Espoo annually chooses and awards the Ambassador of the year. The award is announced in annual EspooAmbassador event, hosted by the Mayor of Espoo and Aalto University. Wide range of representatives from scientific institutions are invited in this event.

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