Pasi Vahimaa, PhD, Professor

Pasi Vahimaa got his MSc in 1994 and PhD in 1996, both in Department of Physics in University of Joensuu. He has been a research fellow and senior assistant in University of Joensuu and Research manager in Heptagon Oy before becoming a professor in theoretical optics in 2007. His long-term scientific visits in foreign universities includes 2 months in University Roma 3 (Rome, Italy) and 6 months in Friedrich-Schiller Univeristet (Jena, Germany)

His research interests include micro-optics, nanophotonics, biophotonics, physical optics, electromagnetic optics, diffractive optics, and optical coherence theory. He is leader of Biophotonic research group and The Scientific Director of the Institute of Photonics in University of Eastern Finland. He has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and over 50 other publications. He is member of Finnish Optical Society.

His teaching experience includes Thermodynamics, Quantum mechanics, Quantum physics, Physical optics, and Solid state physics.

Pasi Vahimaa has born in 1970. He is married and has three children.