TalTech recognised the best researchers, lecturers, students and support staff
At the ceremony of the 101st anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, TalTech recognised the best researchers, lecturers and support staff in 2018 and noted the best authors of research articles and students.
TalTech researcher of the year in 2018 is Professor Tõnis Timmusk, School of Science: Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology: Division of Gene Technology, and the junior researcher of the year in 2018 is Professor Vasileios Kostakis, School of Business and Governance: Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance.
TalTech's Best Research Articles in 2018:
- in natural sciences, precision and health sciences: Arvo Kaldmäe, Ülle Kotta Realization of time-delay systems. Automatica, 90, 317-320
- in technology: Martin Thalfeldt, Jarek Kurnitski, Eduard Latyshov. Exhaust air heat pump connection schemes and balanced heat recovery ventilation effect on district heat energy use and return temperature. Applied Thermal Engineering 128, 402-414.
Akinrinade George Ayankojo, Jekaterina Reut, Andres Öpik, Andreas Furchner, Vitali Sõritski. Hybrid molecular imprinted polymer for amoxicillin detection. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 118, 102-107.
Olga Kovaleva, Maris Eelsalu, Tarmo Soomere (2017). Spots of large wave energy resources in relatively sheltered sections of the Baltic Sea coast. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 74, 424-437.
- in social sciences and humanities: Kadri Männasoo, Heili Hein, Raul Ruubel (2018). The contribution of human capital, R&D spending and convergence to total factor productivity growth. Regional Studies, 52:12, 1598-1611.
TalTech's Best Developments for 2018:
1st place - development "Iseauto", research group included Raivo Sell, Johannes Mossov, Mairo Leier, Juhan-Peep Ernits, Anton Rasslkin.
2nd place - development “Development of Ceramics and Cermets for Applications in the Clock and Jewelry Industry”, research group included Jakob Kübarsepp, Kristjan Juhani, Lauri Kollo, Jüri Pirso, Mart Viljus, Märt Kolnes, Marek Tarraste.
3rd-4th place - development “Estonian Language Speech Recognition System”, research group included Tanel Alumäe, Asad Ullah, Ottokar Tilk, and Development “Impedance Spectro Tomograph QT18” research group included Paul Annus, Mart Min, Raul Land, Marek Rist, Olev Märtens.
TalTech's best teaching staff in 2018
- Paavo Kuuseok, Lecturer of Mathematics at the Estonian Maritime Academy;
- Merik Meriste, Associate Professor at the School of Engineering, Tartu College;
- Sergei Pavlov, Lecturer at the School of Engineering, Virumaa College;
- Anton Rassõlkin, Research Scientist at the School of Engineering: Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics;
- Tiia Rüütmann, Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering;
- Nadežda Furs- Nižnikova, Lecturer at the School of Information Technologies: IT College
- Kalju Meigas, Professor at the School of Information Technologies: Department of Health Technologies;
- Tõnis Timmusk, Professor at the School of Science: Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology: Division of Gene Technology;
- Paavo Siimann, Senior Lecturer at the School of Business and Governance: Department of Business Administration;
- Kaido Künnapas, Senior Lecturer at the School of Business and Governance: Department of Law.
TalTech's Best Support Staff of 2018:
- Katri Kadakas, Student Counsellor at the Dean's Office at School of Information Technologies
- Tõnis Liibek, Head of Collections at the Library and Head of Museum;
- Tiina Väljas, Chief Settlement Officer of the Finance Office;
- Kerti Sönmez, Incoming Exchange Students Manager at the Office of Academic Affairs: Mobility Centre;
- Anu Teder, Graphic Designer of the General Office: Marketing and Communications Division
TalTech's student of the year 2018 is Erik Teder.
The student activity of the year 2018 is TalTech's Christmas party, performed by the Student Councils of the School of Information Technologies, the School of Engineering, the School of Business and Governancethe School of Science, and TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy;
The sports activity of the year 2018 is the TalTech Basketball Team’s 3rd place in the European Student Championships.
TalTech’s Cultural Activities of the year 2018 are:
- TalTech Brass Band – for the first place in the higher category of the state brass band competition “Turniir 2018”; effective organisation of the concert performance “My Estonia” in Tallinn, Tartu and Viljandi in spring 2018; and active help in repairing and designing new practice space in Tõnismäe.
- TalTech Academic Female Choir – for the 2nd place in category A at VII singing competition for female and girls' choir; for the participation in the performance of C. Orff's cantata “Carmina Burana” in the Baltic Student Song Festival Gaudeamus; and for the participation in TalTech 100th anniversary rock opera at the campus.