Research Group

Juha Töyräs

Professor, Chief physicist,
Co-head of the BBC group

Personal information

  • Phone: +358 40 3552026
  • Email: juha.toyras [at] uef.fi (please fix the address before mailing!)
  • Date of birth: 3 July 1975
  • Present position: Professor, Department of Physics, University of Kuopio. Chief physicist, Diagnostic Imaging Centre, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
  • 28 supervided Phd-theses, 185 scientific papers, H-index 36(Scopus)-44(Google Scholar)

  • Current research interests: Ultrasonic evaluation of articular cartilage and trabecular bone, Cartilage biomechanics, Cartilage MRI, Cartilage CT, Sensor technology and Sleep diagnostics.

  • Previous research experience:
    • Part-time research assistant, 1st February,1998 - 31st May, 1998, Kuopio University Hospital
    • Research assistant, 1st June, 1998 - 31st November, 1998 Dept. of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital
    • Assistant physicist/research associate, 1st January, 1999 - 30th April, 2001, Dept. of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital
    • Research Associate, 1st May, 2001 - 30th June, 2001, Department of Anatomy, University of Kuopio
    • Post Doctoral Researcher, Academy of Finland 1st July, 2001 - 31th December, 2002, Department of Applied Physics, University of Kuopio
    • Post Doctoral Researcher, 1st January, 2003 - 11th July, 2003, Department of Applied Physics, University of Kuopio
    • Officer Candidate Researcher, 1st February - 9th July, 2004, Finnish Defence Forces Technical Research Centre, Lakiala, Finland

  • Education:
    • Secondary school graduate, 4th June, 1994, Muurolan lukio, Muurola, Finland
    • Master of Science (medical physics), 7th January, 1999, University of Kuopio, Finland
    • PhD (medical physics), 15th August, 2001, University of Kuopio, Finland. Title:”Mechano-acoustic Characterization of Articular Cartilage and Trabecular Bone”
    • Docent [Medical Physics, (Biomechanics)], 30th March, 2004, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    • Hospital Physicist, 7th March, 2007, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland

  • Skills:
    • Biomedical ultrasonics, radiology physics, cartilage biomechanics. Qualified radiation safety officer in the fields of medicine, industry, science and education.

  • Language proficiency
    • Finnish, native language
    • English, good
    • Swedish, fair

Contact: +358 20 7872211 (Switch), email: bbc-l [at] lists.uef.fi