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Jyrki Väinö Kalervo Saarinen, business executive. Grantee The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finland, 1991, 92, 93, 94, 95, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan, 1994, National Natural Science Foundation China, 1995.


Saarinen, Jyrki Väinö Kalervo was born on June 5, 1965 in Kokkola, Finland. Son of Kalervo and Terhi (Koski).


Master of Science in Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, 1990. Doctor in Technology, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, 1995.


Research assistant Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, 1987-1989, acting teaching assistant, 1989-1991, acting senior teaching assistant, 1991-1993. Research associate The Academy of Finland, Helsinki, 1993-1996, junior fellow, 1997-1998. President Heptagon Oy, Espoo, Finland, since 1998.

Docent in micro-optics Helsinki University of Technology, since 1997. Chairman Heptagon Oy, Espoo, Finland, 1994-1998. Visiting researcher École Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada, 1992, Osaka University, Japan, 1994, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 1995.

Visiting invited professor University Jean Monnet, St.-Etienne, France, 1999.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Computer-Synthetized Diffractive Elements in Micro-Optics, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Senior lieutenant Finnish Coast/Field Artillery Reserve, since 1990. Member American Institute Physics, European Physical Society, International Society for Optical Engineering, Optical Society of America, American Institute Physics, Finnish Physical Society, Finnish Optical Society (secretary general 1996-1998, vice chairman 1998-2000, chairman since 2000).


  • Other Interests

    Squash, jogging, travel.


Son of; married Mervi Suikkonen, September 14, 1991.

Kalervo Son

Terhi (Koski) Son

Mervi Suikkonen