The best at TUT in 2012
It has already become a tradition to acknowledge the merits of the most remarkable people of the preceding year at Tallinn University of Technology on the Independence Day of the Republic of Estonia. Recognition takes place both on the state level (President’s marks of distinction, scientific awards, and the awards of the Cutlural Endowment of Estonia) and at the univesity itself (the best scientist, young scientist, scientific article, member of the teaching staff, student, cultural, and sports events are chosen, and the Medal of Merit „Mente et manu“ is bestowed).
This time the following people in TUT received marks of dictinction on the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia:
Order of the White Star of the fourth class was bestowed on Jüri Elken (maritime physicist, facilitator of scientific work, professor at the Marine Systems Institute);
Aadu Paist (technical scientist and power engineer, professor at the Heating Technology Institute);
Andrus Salupere (mechanical scientist, professor at the Institute of Cybernetics).
Order of the White Star of the fifth class was bestowed on Jaan Kalda (cybernetics scientist, supervisor of young physicists, senior scientist at the Institute of Cybernetics).
The following people in TUT received scientific awards of the Republic of Estonia:
academician Enn Mellikov, professor of the technology of semiconducting materials at TUT – award for long-term fruitful research and development work;
academician Tarmo Soomere, head of the laboratory of dynamics of undulation at the Institute of Cybernetics at TUT – award for the series of research in the field of technical sciences „Classification and Minimization of Threats Emanating from the Sea in the Context of the Coast of the Baltic Sea“;
professor Rainer Kattel, the Institute of Innovation and Administration, named after R.Nurkse, at TUT – award for the series of works in the field of social sciences „Development and Management of Innovation and Economic Policy in the Countires of Central and Eastern Europe in the 2000s“.
Lifework award of the Architectural Foundation of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia:
professor Karl Õiger of the Faculty of Civil Engineering for substantial scientific work in the science of civil engineering and for its implementation in construction and renovation practices as well as for his contribution into engineer training.
The best people working at TUT have also been acknowledged: on the meeting dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, which took place on 22 February in the assembly hall of the TUT, the best scientist of TUT in 2012, the best young scientist of TUT in 2012, the authors of the best scientific article, and the best members of the teaching staff were acknowledged, and also the best cultural event of 2012, the best sports event of 2012, and the best student event of 2012 were announced:
The Medal of Merit „Mente et manu“ was bestowed on:
Madli Krispin, head of the international relations office, project manager at the Institute of Industrial Psychology;
Jüri Veerits, head of the publishing house of TUT.
The best scientist of TUT in 2012 was claimed to be Peep Palumaa, the professor of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Scineces at the Insitute of Gene Technology.
The best young scientist of TUT in 2012 was claimed to be Kaarel Adamberg, the senior scientist of the Faculty of Chemistry and Material Technology at the Institute of Food Products.
The best scientific article of TUT in 2012 in the field of engineering and technology:
Dmitri Vinnikov, Indrek Roasto, (2011) Quasi-Z-Source-Based Isolated DC/DC Converters for Distributed Power Generation. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 58(1), 192-201.;
in the field of natural, exact, and health sciences:
Mari Sepp, Priit Pruunsild, Tõnis Timmusk, (2012) Pitt–Hopkins syndrome-associated mutations in TCF4 lead to variable impairment of the transcription factor function ranging from hypomorphic to dominant-negative effects. Human Molecular Genetics, 21(13), 2873-2888.;
in the field of social sciences and arts:
Tiina Randma-Liiv, Riin Kruusenberg, (2012) Policy Transfer in Immature Policy Environments: Motives, Scope, Role Models and Agents. Public Administration and Development, 32(2), 154-166.
The best members of teaching staff at TUT in 2012:
Faculty of Civil Engineering – assistant professor Alvina Reihan;
Faculty of Power Engineering – assistant professor Peeter Raesaar;
Faculty of Information Technology – assistant Margit Aarna;
Faculty of Chemistry and Materials Technology – senior scientist Marina Kritševskaja;
Faculty of Economics – professor Lehte Alver;
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences – assistant Marju Laasik;
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – lecturer Janek Luppin;
Faculty of Social Sciences – lecturer Pawan Dutt;
Kuressaare College of TUT – lecturer Eeve Kärblane;
Tallinn College of TUT – lecturer Kristo Krumm;
Tartu College of TUT – lecturer Karin Muoni;
Virumaa College of TUT – lecturer Natalja Ivleva.
Student Event 2012 – Formula Student Team Tallinn, the first place in the global product development competition of students learning technical sciences - Formula Student, which took place in Hungary in 2012.
Cultural Event 2012 – Academic Women’s Choir of TUT, celebration of the 60th anniversary of the choir, the release of the record named „Aja laulud“, and publishing the book about the history of the choir.
Sports Event 2012 –Erika Kirpu, a student of social sciences, Legnano 2012. The bronze medal in the European Championship in the sport female epee team.
The report was prepared by Kersti Vähi, the inside information specialist at the Marketing and Communication Office of TUT, kersti dot vahi at ttu dot ee.