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Physics educator

Tapio Tuomas Rantala, Finnish Physics educator. Lieutenant Finnish military, 1980.

Background

Rantala, Tapio Tuomas was born on February 16, 1955 in Pielisjärvi, Finland. Son of Leo Alpertti and Pirkko Marjatta (Peltonen) Rantala.

Education

Master of Science in Physics, University Oulu, Finland, 1978. Master of Science in Engineering, University Oulu, Finland, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Oulu, Finland, 1987.

Career

Visiting scientist department physics Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, 1984-1985. Junior research scientist Academy Finland, 1987-1990. Visiting scientist department physics State University of New York, Buffalo, 1989-1990.

Assistant professor University Oulu, 1990-1999. Professor physics Tampere (Finland) University of Technology, since 1999.

Membership

Lieutenant Finnish military, 1980.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: squash, soccer, alpine skiing, badminton, orienteering.

Connections

Married Maire Lahja Irmeli Laukka, February 6, 1980. Children: Anne-Maria Helena, Mona-Marika Kristiina, Tomi Harri Matias.

father:
Leo Alpertti Rantala

mother:
Pirkko Marjatta (Peltonen) Rantala

spouse:
Maire Lahja Irmeli Laukka

children:
Anne-Maria Helena Rantala

Tomi Harri Matias Rantala

Mona-Marika Kristiina Rantala