At the University of Oulu, two research infrastructures are making new headway in fundamental research which will have far-reaching consequences for future systems and communication technologies. These two projects - PII, Printed Intelligence Infrastructure and FUWIRI, Research Infrastructure for Future Wireless Communications - received major funding totalling 3,1 million euros from the Academy of Finland in the previous funding round.
As part of the Printed intelligence Infrastructur a new PiezoMeter PM300 have been installed at Tampere University.
Prof. Tapio Fabritius is acting as the deputy head of Printed Intelligence Infrastructure.
Researchers of the Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Unit (OPEM) at the University of Oulu have invented a new method of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery are colloidal quantum dots, developed together with the researchers at the University of Toronto, Canada. Quantum dots are tiny particles of 15-150 atoms of semiconducting material that have extraordinary optical and electrical properties due to quantum mechanics phenomena. By controlling the size of the dots, the researchers are able to finetune how they react to different light colors (light wavelengths), especially those invisible for the human eye, namely the infrared spectrum.
The Zetasizer Nano ZSP is used for the measurement of protein size, electrophoretic mobility of proteins, zeta potential of nanoparticles and surfaces, and optionally the microrheology of protein a
A new XH STS Stencil and screen printing system has been installed into the Microelectronics Research Unit. The Printing system is developed for printing substrates in thick film applications.
The Printed Intelligence Infrastructure at the University of Oulu has been complemented by Microprosessor controlled inductive heating unit (CEIA PowerCube 32/900) suitable for non-contact heating
Paula Risikko, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, has given the innovation award for women to professor Heli Jantunen for inventing a low-temperature method for producing ceramic components. Jantunen works at the University of Oulu. The prize is worth EUR 110,000.