Prof. Heli Jantunen, an expert in microelectronics and ceramic materials, was awarded Yushan Scholar by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education (MOE). Jantunen is currently Head of the Microelectronics Research Unit at the University of Oulu. Her works on extra low temperature co-firing ceramics in particular have received worldwide recognition. Jantunen will be lecturing at Taipei from 2020 to 2023 through the funding from MOE.
The Yushan Scholar Program, initiated by MOE in 2018, seeks to raise the quality of education and boost global recognition of Taiwanese universities by funding top international scholars to research and lecture in Taiwan. Through this program, Jantunen will be lecturing and doing research at Taipei Tech for three years.
“Prof. Jantunen specializes in electronic materials. She holds seventy-six patents and has published over 250 papers in the field of extra low temperature co-firing ceramics,” said Taipei Tech President Sea-fue Wang. “Her expertise in 5G material will benefit Taipei Tech greatly for our projects with the telecommunication industry to develop cutting-edge devices.”
Jantunen was the receiver of the Nokia Foundation Recognition Award in 2018 for her pioneering academic and industry work with microelectronics. In 2019, she received the Innovation Award for Women, granted by the Finnish Parliament, to woman for a scientifically significant innovation in the field of technology or economy.
At the University of Oulu, Jantunen established the Electronic Material Packaging Reliability Lab in 2004 and is currently the head of the Microelectronics Research Unit at the Electrical Engineering Department.
“Prof. Jantunen was invited as an International Chair Professor at Taipei Tech two years ago and has remained a close partner of the university,” said Wang. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, both parties are still discussing the specifics of Jantunen’s arrival at Taipei Tech. “It will be significant for the development and cooperation between Taipei Tech and the local industry if Jantunen is able to join us here as a Yushan Scholar and interact with the domestic scholars and researchers for a longer period.”