Jarkko Tolvanen

Jarkko Tolvanen

D.Sc. (Tech.)

Postdoctoral Reseacher
Deformable electronic materials and devices

7 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 32 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 10 citations. The author has a h-index of 4.00. (Google Scholar)


Jarkko graduated as M.Sc. in electrical engineering in 2015 from the University of Oulu. 3-years later he received D.Sc. (Tech.) from the University of Oulu at the age of 29. His doctoral thesis was awarded with the highest possible grade (pass with distinction). After graduation, he has been Postdoctoral Reseacher in the Microelectronics Research Unit for the Infotech Oulu Entity project. Since 2008, he has been also working as a part-time Research Assistant in the University of Jyväskylä (Methodology Centre for Human Sciences, etc.) for data analysis and management. His current research interest include flexible and stretchable, biodegradable, and self-healing electronic materials and components, especially for wearable sensors.

Research interests

  • Stretchable electronic materials
  • Mechanosensitive sensors and switches
  • Polymers and nanocomposites


Reviewer of the Year for Flexible and Printed Electronics (2018, IOP Publishing)

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Research groups

  • Postdoctoral researcher, Microelectronics Research Unit

Selected publications

  • Tolvanen, Jarkko; Hannu, Jari; Jantunen, Heli (2018) Stretchable and washable strain sensor based on cracking structure for human motion monitoring. - Scientific Reports 8 (1), 13241 . [Original] [Self-archived]