Jaakko Malmivuo
Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Jaakko Malmivuo, is Professor Emeritus, Tampere University of Technology, Finland. Jaakko Malmivuo received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, in 1971 and 1976, respectively. From 1974 to 1976 he served as researcher at Stanford University.

In 1976 Jaakko Malmivuo was appointed as Associate Professor and in 1987 Professor of Bioelectromagnetism at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland. From 1992 he has been Director of the Ragnar Granit Institute. He has served as Visiting Professor at Technical University of Berlin (West) (1988), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (1989), Sophia University, Tokyo (1993), and University of Barcelona (2006). He retired from Tampere University of Technology in 2010.

For over 40 years Dr. Malmivuo has made research in the theory and applications of bioelectric and biomagnetic fields. This discipline he has named Bioelectromagnetism. In Bioelectromagnetism he has made several fundamental contributions which include: first detection of vector magnetocardiogram, solution of the VMCG and MEG measurement sensitivity distributions, solution of the principle of independence/interdependence of bioelectric and biomagnetic measurements and demonstrating it with clinical ECG/MCG measurements, calculation of the spatial sensitivity of EEG and MEG and demonstrating that the EEG has better spatial sensitivity, solution of the sensitivity distribution of impedance tomography. He has over 600 scientific publications and he has co-written with R. Plonsey, “Bioelectromagnetism” (Oxford University Press, New York, 1995).

Dr. Malmivuo has lectured Bioelectromagnetism in several universities around the world. He has developed an Internet education and examination portal EVICAB which is used widely.

Dr. Malmivuo was President of the Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering in 1987-1990. He is Founder Member and was President of the International Society for Bioelectromagnetism 1995-1999. He is founder of the International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism and was Editor in Chief 1999-2006.

In 2003 he was appointed Fellow, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, in 2007 Fellow IEEE and in 2008 Honorary Member of the Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering.