Ilkka Nissinen
Associate professor Ilkka Nissinen

Ilkka Nissinen

D.Sc. (Tech.)

Associate professor
Electronics

40 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 728 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 118 citations. The author has a h-index of 14.00. (Google scholar)

Biography

Ilkka Nissinen received  D.Sc.(Tech.) degree in electrical engineering from University of Oulu, Finland, in 2011. Ilkka Nissinen started as an Associate professor in Circuits and Systemes Research Unit on November 2018.

His research interests include the design of time interval measurement architectures for the integrated sensors arrays (SPAD arrays) that can be used in a time-gated Raman spectroscopy, time domain diffuse optics and a pulsed time-of-flight laser range finding.

Research interests

  • Time resolving CMOS single-photon avalanche line sensors
  • CMOS Raman line sensor
  • Integrated time-to-digital converter

Project funding

  • Academy of Finland program: Radiation detectors for health, safety and security RADDESS, 2018-2021: Consortium project, Single-photon detector array for simultaneous label-free Raman and fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy.
  • Academy of Finland Project: 9/2019-8/2023, Development of a time resolving CMOS single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) sensor enabling a depth resolving Raman radar (DepthRamanDet)

Teaching

  • Principles of Electronics Design 5 cp. (521431A)
  • Electronics Design I 5 cp. (521432A)
  • Electronics Design II 6 cp. (521401S)
  • Electronics Design III 6 cp. (521435S

Research groups

  • Associate professor, Circuits and Systems

Selected publications

  • Zini, J.; Kekkonen, J.; Kaikkonen, V.A.; Laaksonen, T.; Keränen, P.; Talala, T.; Mäkynen, A.J.; Yliperttula, M.; Nissinen, I. (2021) Drug diffusivities in nanofibrillar cellulose hydrogel by combined time-resolved Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy. - Journal of controlled release 334, 367-375 . [Original]
  • Talala, T.; Kaikkonen, V.A.; Keranen, P.; Nikkinen, J.; Harkonen, A.; Savitski, V.G.; Reilly, S.; Dziechciarczyk, U.; Kemp, A.J.; Guina, M.; Makynen, A.J.; Nissinen, I. (2021) Time-Resolved Raman Spectrometer with High Fluorescence Rejection Based on a CMOS SPAD Line Sensor and a 573-nm Pulsed Laser. - IEEE transactions on instrumentation and measurement 70, 9335980 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Kekkonen, Jere; Talala, Tuomo; Nissinen, Jan; Nissinen, Ilkka (2020) On the Spectral Quality of Time-Resolved CMOS SPAD-Based Raman Spectroscopy with High Fluorescence Backgrounds. - IEEE sensors journal early access, early access . [Original]
  • Kekkonen, Jere; Finnilä, Mikko A. J.; Heikkilä, Jarkko; Anttonen, Vuokko; Nissinen, Ilkka (2019) Chemical imaging of human teeth by a time-resolved Raman spectrometer based on a CMOS single-photon avalanche diode line sensor. - Analyst 144 (20), 6089-6097 . [Original]
  • Kekkonen, Jere; Nissinen, Ilkka (2019) Single Burst Depth-Resolving Raman Spectrometer Based on a SPAD Array with an On-Chip TDC to Analyse Heterogenous Liquid Samples. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2019 IEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference (NORCAS): NORCHIP and International Symposium of System-on-Chip (SoC) 29-30 Oct 2019 Helsinki, Finland. Ei sarjaa/No series. 1-5. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Kekkonen, Jere; Nissinen, Jan; Kostamovaara, Juha; Nissinen, Ilkka (2018) Distance-resolving raman radar based on a time-correlated CMOS single-photon avalanche diode line sensor. - Sensors 18 (10), 3200 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Romppanen, Sari; Häkkänen, Heikki; Kekkonen, Jere; Nissinen, Jan; Nissinen, Ilkka; Kostamovaara, Juha; Kaski, Saara (2019) Time‐gated Raman and laser‐induced breakdown spectroscopy in mapping of eudialyte and catapleiite. - Journal of Raman Spectroscopy online, online . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Kekkonen, Jere; Nissinen, Jan; Nissinen, Ilkka (2019) Depth Analysis of Semi-Transparent Media by a Time-Correlated CMOS SPAD Line Sensor-Based Depth-Resolving Raman Spectrometer. - IEEE sensors journal 19 (16), 6711-6720 . [Original]
  • Nissinen, Ilkka; Nissinen, Jan; Keränen, Pekka; Stoppa, David; Kostamovaara, Juha (2018) A 16 x 256 SPAD Line Detector With a 50-ps, 3-bit, 256-Channel Time-to-Digital Converter for Raman Spectroscopy. - IEEE Sensors Journal 18 (9), 3789-3798 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Nissinen, J.; Nissinen, I.; Jahromi, S.; Talala, T.; Kostamovaara, J. (2018) Time-gated CMOS SPAD and a Quantum Well Laser Diode with a CMOS Driver for Time-Resolved Diffuse Optics Imaging. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2018 IEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference (NORCAS): NORCHIP and International Symposium of System-on-Chip (SoC),30-31 October 2018, Tallinn, Estonia . Ei sarjaa/No series. 1-4. [Original]
  • Heilala, Bryan; Mäkinen, Ari; Nissinen, Ilkka; Nissinen, Jan; Mäkynen, Anssi; Perämäki, Paavo (2018) Evaluation of time-gated Raman spectroscopy for the determination of nitric, sulfuric and hydrofluoric acid concentrations in pickle liquor. - Microchemical journal 137, 342-347 . [Original]
  • Nissinen, J.; Nissinen, I.; Jahromi, S.; Talala, T.; Kostamovaara, J. (2018) Time-gated CMOS SPAD and a Quantum Well Laser Diode with a CMOS Driver for Time-Resolved Diffuse Optics Imaging. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2018 IEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference (NORCAS): NORCHIP and International Symposium of System-on-Chip (SoC),30-31 October 2018, Tallinn, Estonia . Ei sarjaa/No series. 1-4. [Original]
  • Holma, Jouni; Nissinen, Ilkka; Nissinen, Jan; Kostamovaara, Juha (2017) Characterization of the Timing Homogeneity in a CMOS SPAD Array Designed for Time-Gated Raman Spectroscopy. - IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 66 (7), 1837-1844 . [Original]
  • Nissinen, Ilkka; Nissinen, Jan; Keränen, Pekka; Kostamovaara, Juha (2017) On the effects of the time gate position and width on the signal-to-noise ratio for detection of Raman spectrum in a time-gated CMOS single-photon avalanche diode based sensor. - Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 241, 1145-1152 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Kostamovaara, Juha; Huikari, Jaakko; Hallman, Lauri; Nissinen, Ilkka; Nissinen, Jan; Rapakko, Harri; Avrutin, Eugene; Ryvkin, Boris (2015) On Laser Ranging Based on High-Speed/Energy Laser Diode Pulses and Single-Photon Detection Techniques. - IEEE Photonics Journal 7 (2), 7800215
  • Nissinen, I.; Nissinen, J.; Holma, J.; Kostamovaara, J. (2014) A TDC-based 4x128 CMOS SPAD array for time-gated raman spectroscopy. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - Proceedings of the 40th European solid-state circuit conference (ESSCIRC 2014). Proceedings of the European Solid-State Circuits Conference. 139-142
  • Nissinen Ilkka Kristian ja Kostamovaara Juha Tapio (2010) Jitter characteristics of an on-chip voltage reference-locked time-to-digital converter. - Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing 64 (3), 271-280 . [Original]
  • Nissinen Ilkka, Kostamovaara Juha (2009) On-Chip Voltage Reference-Based Time-to-Digital Converter for Pulsed Time-of-Flight Laser Radar Measurement. - IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 58 (6), 1938-1948 . [Original]
  • Nissinen Jan, Nissinen Ilkka, Kostamovaara Juha (2009) Integrated receiver including both receiver channel and TDC for a pulsed time-of-flight laser rangefinder with cm-level accuracy. - IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 44 (5), 1486-1497

Thesis supervisions

Supervision of PhD thesis
  • Jere Kekkonen (2021) pass with distinction

    Belal Amin (work started 2020)

    Marko Pakaslahti (work started 2020)

    Tuomo Talala (work started 2018)

Supervision of Master thesis
  • Master's thesis (2021): Utilization of Simulation Tools in Switched-Mode Power SupplyDesign, Juho-Tuomas Matero (Supervised)

  • Master's thesis (2019): A Pulse Width-Controlled CMOS Pulser for a Semiconductor Laser Diode, Marko Pakaslahti (Supervised)

  • Master's thesis (2018): Timing skew compensation methods for time-gated Raman spectroscopy, Tuomo Talala (Supervised)

  • Master's thesis (2018): Depth-resolving Raman spectrometer based on a time-correlated CMOS single-photon avalanche diode line sensor for depth analysis of turbid media, Jere Kekkonen (Supervised)

  • Master's thesis (2021): Design and Verification of a Digitally Controllable Delay-Line Based Pulse Generator, Antti Herronen Co-supervised)

  • Master's thesis (2020): A Method for Comparison Measurements of the Current Consumption of NB-IoT Radio Devices in Different Operating Situations, Aaro Kitunen Co-supervised)

  • Master's thesis (2020): Mbed OS configuration and platform software for a Cortex-M development board, Santeri Valkama Co-supervised)

  • Master's thesis (2013): FPGA controlled SPAD matrix test environment, Jouni Holma (Co-supervised)

  • Master's thesis (2011): Time-gated 128 x 8 pixel SPAD matrix for Raman spectroscopy, Antti-Kalle Länsman Co-supervised)