Group overview


Personal profiles

Group leaders

Post Doc researchers

Ph.D. Students



Laboratory engineer

Active Collaborators

Emeritus and Emerita members



Research Group

Petro Julkunen
Ph.D.

Professor, University of Eastern Finland

Assistant chief physicist, Kuopio University Hospital


Neuromuscular biomechanics and imaging

Personal information

  • Phone: +358 500 960181
  • Address 1: Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, POB 1627, 70210, Kuopio, Finland
  • Room: Me330
  • Address 2: Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Kuopio University Hospital, POB 100, 70029 KYS, Kuopio, Finland
  • Email: petro.julkunen[at]uef.fi (please fix the address before mailing!)

  • Date of birth: 11 June 1980

  • Current research interests: Modeling of articular cartilage and chondrocyte, Development of cartilage function, Cartilage structure, Neurophysiology, Transcranial magnetic stimulation.

  • Education:
    • Docent (Neurophysiology physics), 2009, University of Kuopio
    • Medical Physicist, 2009, University of Kuopio
    • Doctor of Philosophy University of Kuopio, (medical physics), 2008, (see pdf)
    • Master of Science in Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, (medical physics), 2004
    • Graduate of Finnish Secondary School (Porin suomalaisen yhteislyseon lukio, 1999)

  • Skills: Mechanical modeling, Neuromuscular research, Brain stimulation, Electromyography, Evoked potentials, Software programming, Image processing, Statistical analysis, EEG analysis. Qualified responsible supervisor proficiency for radiation safety in medicine according to the 18th article of Finnish radiation law (592/1991).

  • Language proficiency:
    • Finnish, native language
    • English, fluent
    • Swedish, fair

  • Membership in professional organizations:
    • Member, Association of Medical Physicists in Finland
    • Member, Finnish Association of Graduate Engineers
    • Member, Academic Association for Mathematics and Natural Sciences
    • Member, Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering
    • Member, Radiological Society of Finland
    • Member, European Society of Radiology
    • Member, Finnish Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
    • Member, Finnish Red Cross

  • Reviews for Scientific Journals:
    • Acta Biomaterialia
    • Annals of Neurology
    • Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
    • Clinical Neurophysiology
    • Connective Tissue Research
    • Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
    • Journal of Biomechanics
    • Journal of Physiology
    • Journal of Neural Transmission
    • Journal of Neurology
    • Journal of Neuroscience Methods
    • Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
    • Medical Engineering & Physics
    • NeuroImage
    • Neuroscience
    • Neurosurgery
    • Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
    • etc.

  • Hobbies: Gym, floorball, guitar playing.

Publications:

(full papers, 50 previous)

  1. Notice: Undefined variable: pmid in /data/home/http/html/content/group/petro_julkunen.txt on line 223

    Notice: Undefined variable: title in /data/home/http/html/content/group/petro_julkunen.txt on line 223

    Notice: Undefined variable: end in /data/home/http/html/content/group/petro_julkunen.txt on line 224


(book sections)
  1. Julkunen P, Karhu J. Brain plasticity in neurosurgery. In: Navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation in neurosurgery, Krieg S (ed.), Springer, 2017, 267-285.
  2. Karhu J, Julkunen P. Therapeutic applications of nTMS in neurosurgery. In: Navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation in neurosurgery, Krieg S (ed.), Springer, 2017, 233-254.
  3. Julkunen P, Jäppinen H, Tenhunen M, Kulkas A, Saastamoinen A, Holm A, Starck T, Ahtola E, Hälli T, Mervaala E. Laitteet, luokitukset, standardit ja turvallisuus. In: Kliininen neurofysiologia, Mervaala E, Jääskeläinen S, Haaksiluoto S, Kallio M, Himanen S-L, Vanhatalo S (ed.), Duodecim, 2019, 422-427.
  4. Julkunen P, Jäppinen H, Tenhunen M, Kulkas A, Saastamoinen A, Holm A, Starck T, Ahtola E, Hälli T, Mervaala E. Elektrodit, anturit ja stimulaattorit. In: Kliininen neurofysiologia, Mervaala E, Jääskeläinen S, Haaksiluoto S, Kallio M, Himanen S-L, Vanhatalo S (ed.), Duodecim, 2019, 428-433.
  5. Vaalto S, Julkunen P, Säisänen L, Jääskeläinen S, Hyppönen J, Paavola J, Kallio M, Starck T, Huuskonen U, Määttä S, Himanen S-L, Heinonen H, Kallioniemi E. Navigoitu TMS ja neuromodulaatio. In: Kliininen neurofysiologia, Mervaala E, Jääskeläinen S, Haaksiluoto S, Kallio M, Himanen S-L, Vanhatalo S (ed.), Duodecim, 2019, 354-377.
Contact: +358 29 4451111 (Switch), email: bbc-l [at] lists.uef.fi