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electrical engineering educator

Veikko Tapio Porra, Finnish electrical engineering educator. Postdoctoral research fellow Finland United States Educational Foundation, 1967-1968, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn; recipient SL-1 The Lion of Finland 1st Class, 1987, Espoo City medal, 1994.

Background

Porra, Veikko Tapio was born on November 17, 1938 in Kannus, Finland. Son of Jouko and Charlotta (Löfqvist) Porra.

Education

Master of Science, Helsinki (Finland) University of Technology, 1961. Licentiate technical, Helsinki (Finland) University of Technology, 1966.

Career

Laboratory supervisor Radio Laboratory HUT, Helsinki, 1962-1967, associate professor electrical engineering, 1968-1972, 77-85, acting professor radio engineering Espoo, Finland, 1972-1976, professor electrical engineering Finland, since 1985, board directors Institute Radio Communications Finland, 1993-1999, board directors MILLILAB Finland, since 1995. Board directors Lifelong Education Center, Dipoli, 1985-1998, Center Continuing Education, 1974-1974, Fulbright Center, since 1998. Member State Technology Research Council, Finland, 1976-1980.

Chairman SEFI Ethics WS, since 1998.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Electronics. Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals. Editorial board International Journal Circuit Theory and Applications, since 1973.

      Associate editor Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers transactions Circuits & Systems II, 1995-1997.

Membership

Board of directors Tampere Peace Research Institute, 1986-1991. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior), Finnish Association Graduate Engineers (county member, Jeton award 1975, plaque 1996), Society Electronics Engineers (vice-chairman 1970-1972), Ethics Engineering, Amnesty International.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: brass music.

Connections

Married Ulpu Maritta Vainio, June 28, 1959. Children: Riikka Maija, Johanna Maria.

father:
Jouko Porra

mother:
Charlotta (Löfqvist) Porra

spouse:
Ulpu Maritta Vainio

child:
Johanna Maria Porra

child:
Riikka Maija Porra