Engineering Research Seminar Series 2, 2012: Current Trends in Solid State Lighting Research

Professor Timo Jaaskelainen, University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

Date: 2012-02-24
Time: 09:00 to 13:00
Venue: Classroom 9-3-03 (Building 9, Level 3, Room 03)


Photonics is becoming one of the important enabling technologies in industry. Research and applications of this technology range from the nanoscale material studies to the large scale networked lighting systems. In the lighting technology, the Solid State Lighting (SSL) as well as the Organic and Large Area Electronics (OLAE) are improving rapidly energy efficiency, innovation possibilities and human well being by lighting in build environments. A global trend in the governmental encouragement to move from the traditional lighting technology into the Solid State Lighting technology brings economical and political issues into this topic. In this presentation the recent development in photonics technology, especially in Solid State Lighting and Organic and Large Area Electronics is overviewed. Also a view of current trends and priorities in research is given.

About the Speaker

Professor Timo Jaaskelainen is the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Forestry at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Finland. He is a Professor of Physics specialized in Photonics and it’s applications, in which fields he has over 150 refereed scientific publications. Earlier, as the Head of Department of Physics he has led the development of the Photonics degree curriculum and an International MSc program in UEF. Professor Jaaskelainen has served in a number of expert groups and advisory panels in the field of Photonics, both in Finland and internationally. He has been a scientific advisor for companies and he is a cofounder of five university spin-off companies, latest specialized in nanophotonics and having 25 employees, mostly PhD’s.

Professor Jaaskelainen has been a member of Academy of Finland, Science and Technology Council responsible e.g. for international collaboration in the field of Energy and Photonics research. He is a
member of Photonics21 group, a foresight group for the EU commission in the field of Photonics Technology.