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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
  • 31 supervided Phd-theses, 206 scientific papers, H-index 39(Scopus)-48(Google Scholar)

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

  • Current and previous experience:
    • Professor (Part time, 60%), Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland, 15.2.2010 -
    • Chief Physicist (Part Time, 40%), Diagnostic Imaging Centre, Kuopio Univeristy Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, 15.2.2010 -
    • Vice/Co-Head of Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage group, Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland, 1.6.2004 -
    • Professor and Chief Physicist. Department of Physics, University of Kuopio and Diagnostic Imaging Centre, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, 1.6.2008-31.10.2009
    • Medical Physicist, Diagnostic Imaging Centre, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, 1.5.2007-31.5.2008
    • Assistant Medical Physicist, Departments of Clinical Neurophysiology, Oncology and Clinical Radiology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, 12.7.2004-30.4.2007
    • Officer Candidate Researcher, Finnish Defence Forces Technical Research Centre, Lakiala, Finland, 1.2.2004-9.7.2004
    • Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Applied Physics, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland, 1.1.2003-11.7.2003
    • Post Doctoral Researcher, Academy of Finland, Department of Applied Physics, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland, 1.7.2001-31.12.2002
    • Research Associate, Department of Anatomy, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland, 1.5.2001-30.6.2001
    • Assistant physicist/research associate, Dept. of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, 1.1.1999-30.4.2001,
    • Research assistant, Dept. of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, 1.6.1998-31.11.1998
    • Part-time research assistant, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, 1.2.1998 - 31.5.1998

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

  • Hobbies: Scuba diving (PADI Divemaster, CMAS***, IANTD Nitrox), underwater photography, sport horses

  • Awards:
    • Awarded as a member of The Bone Index-team in the National business plan competition Venture Cup, 2007
    • The primus doctor of the 6th Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees by the University of Kuopio, 2005.Kantti
    • The Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation Award for the Dux of the Finnish Reserve Officer's School Course Nr. 223.(Course Kipinä, 24.10.2003-29.1.2004, Hamina).
    • Innovation award (INNOINT 2004) for military time research on the effects of nuclear weapons, 2004.
    • Kuopio City Award for Young Scientist, 2002.
    • Award for the Best Poster: "Effects of Variation in Sound Velocity on Cartilage Ultrasound Indentation Measurements". XXXVI Conference of the Finnish Physical Society, Joensuu, Finland, 14-16.3.2002.
    • Award for Distinguished Scientific Presentation: ”Mechano-Acoustic Evaluation of Articular Cartilage”. Association of Finnish Anatomists, Anatomici Fenniae, Helsinki, Finland, 20.8.1999.
    • Young Researcher Award 2nd prize, IV Scandinavian Congress on Medicine and Science in Sports, Lahti, Finland, 5-8.11.1998.

  • Lecturing
    • Physics for Diagnostic Radiology, Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland (Primary lecturer since 2002)
    • Physics of Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Protection for Clical Radiologists, Kuopio University Hospital (Lecturing since 2005)
    • Medical Imaging, Department of Physics, University of Kuopio (Primary lecturer since 2008)

    Publications:

    The recent 200 publications
Contact: +358 29 4451111 (Switch), email: bbc-l [at] lists.uef.fi