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SESKO Achievement Award 2015

TUT news (07.12.2015)

“ Professor Leena Korpinen receives SESKO Achievement Award
To mark its 50th anniversary, the Finnish National Electrotechnical Standardization Organization SESKO presented, on December1, 2015, the first ever SESKO Achievement Awards to two people in recognition of their work in electrotechnical standardization.

The award winners were Professor Leena Korpinen from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and Specialist Janne Nyman from SGS Fimko Oy. The award comprises a certificate, a badge and a medal.

Leena Korpinen received the SESKO Achievement Award for her contribution to electrotechnical standardization and for the long-standing, wide-ranging collaboration with SESKO. She has promoted awareness of electrotechnical standards, especially among researchers and students in the field. Finland’s leading researcher in electromagnetic fields, professor Korpinen has, since the early 1990s, taken part in the standardization work of the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) relating to electromagnetic fields and their potential risks as well as in the relevant committees at SESKO and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

When SESKO started the work on smart grid standardization in 2012, she was among the first to contribute.
Leena Korpinen has had an important role in promoting collaboration between SESKO and the educational sector and was one of the organizers of the first ”Standardeilla tuloksia” (Standards for Results) seminars held in 2006 at educational institutions in the cities of Vaasa and Tampere. At the 2007 SESKO spring seminar, she explored the ways of dialogue between standardization and research.

In 2009, Professor Korpinen pioneered the first Finnish training course for the certification of personnel recovering fluorinated greenhouse gases (SF6) from high-voltage switchgear. Here, she used the standards on the characteristics of SF6.

The TUT anniversary seminar on electric and magnetic fields in our working and living environment, organized by Ms. Korpinen in 2013, stressed the importance of international collaboration. It was stated, for example, that global research and world-wide harmonization of standards can create added value for the users of standards, especially in terms of measurement methods for electromagnetic fields.

– I would like to say a big thank you for this acknowledgement of my work in standardization. In my opinion, standardization is something that is important for all of us. The results can be seen even in the most basic daily activities, such as charging mobile phones: increased hardware compatibility makes life easier, said Leena Korpinen in her speech.

– For scientific research in the technical field, standards offer a firm foundation for measurements, for example, thus improving the quality of research. Also, they are reliable sources of information to be used in teaching. I enjoy participating in standardization work and making use of standards in my teaching and research. “

Tutkimuksen ’Kartoitus etäluettavien sähkömittarien sähkömagneettisille kentille altistumisesta’ tulokset Sähkö & Tele -lehdessä

Vuoden kestäneen hankkeen ”Kartoitus etäluettavien sähkömittarien sähkömagneettisille kentille altistumisesta? tulokset on juuri julkaistu Sähkö & Tele -lehdessä 4/2014 (sivut 15-18).

Tutkimuksessa todettiin, että etäluettavien sähkömittarien aiheuttama kokonaisaltistus on varsin merkityksetöntä sähkönkuluttajille, eikä ole aihetta alkaa mitata etäluettavien sähkömittarien kenttiä systemaattisesti. TTY lähetti aiheesta myös tiedotteen, joka löytyy TTY:n verkkosivulta.

TTY tiedottaa ”Tolppaan kiipeävä ei altistu sähkökentille yli raja-arvojen

TTY lähetti tällä viikolla tiedotteen liittyen hankkeeseen, jossa on tutkittu ihmisiin indusoituvia virrantiheyksiä 400 kilovoltin sähköasemilla ja voimajohdoilla työskenneltäessä. Hankkeen mittausaineistoa liittyen 400 kV voimajohdoilla työskentelyyn on äskettäin julkaistu Bioelectromagnetics lehdessä. Tiedote löytyy TTY:n verkkosivulta.

Leena Korpinen, Harri Kuisti, Jarmo Elovaara. Current densities and total contact currents associated with 400 kV power line tasks. Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 34 Issue 8 (December 2013) p. 641–644.

The Electrical Engineer of the year 2012

Professor, Adjunct Professor Leena Korpinen

Leena Korpinen is Professor of Energy and Process Engineering at Tampere University of Technology.

She is a long-time head of research in health issues relating to electrical engineering. She previously ran a laboratory for electrical engineering and health, until it was incorporated into the Department of Energy and Process Engineering as part of a university restructuring process and consolidation of academic activities in larger units. In research, she focuses on exposure to electric and magnetic fields in living and working environments as well as related health effects. The current topics of her research group include, for example, the effects of electromagnetic fields on cardiac pacemakers and implanted cardioverter defibrillators in the vicinity of 400 kV power lines and power stations.

Through the years, Leena Korpinen has greatly contributed to the provision of online study materials, some of which are still available on the Internet. An example is the series of E-Girls projects, which took place a few years ago, aimed at encouraging girls to study electrical engineering.
Leena Korpinen has enjoyed swift career progression in research. She completed a Master of Science in Technology at Tampere University of Technology in 1986 and a Licentiate of Medicine at the University of Tampere in 1989. In the area of electrical engineering, she chose to focus on electrical power engineering, completing a Licentiate of Science in Technology in 1990.

Having keen interest in both technology and medicine, Leena Korpinen undertook doctoral studies in the two fields. In 1993, she completed a Doctor of Medicine in neurology at the University of Tampere, and three years later, a Doctor of Science in Technology at Lappeenranta University of Technology. Technology and medicine were also brought together in her two dissertations. The one in medicine examined computer-aided decision making for epilepsy and sleep diagnosis, while the other, in electrical engineering, focused on the effects of short-term occupational exposure to electric and magnetic fields, especially on the heart.

Of the two interest areas, technology has gradually become the more prominent for Leena Korpinen. In 1995, she was appointed Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering, and in 1998, Professor. However, she never left the medical field either. She has been a licensed medical doctor since 1989 and an Adjunct Professor of Medical Technology at the University of Tampere since 1996. With the establishment of the laboratory for electrical engineering and health at Tampere University of Technology in early 2001 and the related changes to professorship, she found new opportunities to combine her two areas of expertise.

Recent research projects led by Leena Korpinen include:

  • Public exposure to broadband electric and magnetic fields
  • Occupational exposure to 110-kV electric and magnetic fieldsE
  • Effects of electric fields on cardiac pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators

(Funded and commissioned by, for example, ABB, Finnish Energy, Fingrid, Finnish Electricity Association Sener, the Finnish association for promotion of electrical safety STEK, and energy companies such as Fortum, Helen, Wattenfall and Pohjolan Voima.)

Leena Korpinen has published books related to her core competences as well as a large number of articles in both Finnish and foreign scientific publications. She is also actively involved in standardization.