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physicist , researcher

Markus Viljo Pessa, Finnish physicist, researcher. Achievements include pioneering the development of compound semiconductor technology and industry in Finland; founder and present director of optoelectronics research centre Tampere University of Technology.

Background

Pessa, Markus Viljo was born on November 21, 1941 in Nikel, Petsamo, Finland. Son of Viljo E. and Linnea E. (Sysimetsä) Pessa.

Education

Master of Arts, University Oulu, Finland, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Turku, Finland, 1971. Docent in Physics, University Turku, Finland, 1973.

Career

Associate professor Tampere University of Technology, Finland, 1976-1986, professor Finland, since 1987, research director Optoelectronics Research Center Finland. Member Academy Finland, Helsinki, 1992-1994.

Achievements

  • Achievements include pioneering the development of compound semiconductor technology and industry in Finland. Founder and present director of optoelectronics research centre Tampere University of Technology.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 300 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Referee European Union Esprit Technology Programs, Brussels, since 1995, Soros Foundation, since 1994, and severals science journals, since 1985. Member National Academy of Engineering (foreign associate), International Union for Vacuum Science, Technology and Applications (representative since 1982).

Connections

Children: Kristiina, Alexander.

father:
Viljo E. Pessa

mother:
Linnea E. (Sysimetsä) Pessa

child:
Alexander Pessa

child:
Kristiina Pessa