New academy projects at the University of Oulu for research in science and technology
The Research Council for Natural Sciences and Technology of the Academy of Finland has granted four-year funding to the University of Oulu for 15 research projects.
In the funding decisions, the Research Council put particular emphasis on scientific quality, novelty, breakthrough potential and feasibility. Several of the funded projects will also make use of international infrastructures or research programmes in which Finland is a member. The funded projects promise extensive societal impact and many of them aim to produce partial solutions to challenges related to sustainable development.
The quality of project applications addressed to the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering has been improving every year. In this round, all funded Academy Project applications received a rating of 5 or 6 in the scientific review.
In one of the funded projects, Pekka Kyösti from the 6G Flagship is studying the propagation of radio waves on frequencies above 100 GHz. The research will include developing measurement systems, conducting radio channel measurements and carrying out channel modelling. Radio propagation models facilitate research on future systems and testing of future communication devices. Future communication networks aim at higher data rates than current systems to enable novel applications.
The projects that have received funding at the University of Oulu are:
Combined Ion Exchange-Reduction Process for the Elimination of Fluorinated Contaminants in Waters (Tiina Leiviskä)
LiBERATE: Liquid-based Reconfigurable Antenna and Reflector Technologies for Sub-TeraHertz 6G Communication (Jack Soh)
Multipath Structure Characterization of above 100 GHz Radio Propagation Channel (Pekka Kyösti)
Optical dimension of NMR spectroscopy (Od-NMR) (Anu Kantola)
Persuasive digital health interventions: Software features as key predictors for successful prevention and treatment of overweight, obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases (Harri Oinas-Kukkonen)
Regulating future AI systems – enabling future AI innovation through an increased level of legal certainty in technology neutral regulation (AI-REG) (Karin Väyrynen)
Socially sustainable design and making of digital technologies through value co-creation approach – making sense of technology protagonism (Marianne Kinnula)
Ultra-cyberPhysical system for tRuly wIrelesS chargING (UPRISING) (Onel López)