Professor Jaakko Puhakka
Professor Jaakko Antero Puhakka is the President of Tampere University of Technology (TUT). Earlier he has served as Academic Rector of the University of Eastern Finland, Vice-President for Research among other leadership positions and leads the Industrial Bioengineering research group at TUT. He has 30 years of experience in national and international research programs with the industry and academic partners in the field of industrial and environmental biotechnology. He has held visiting faculty positions at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) in 1990-1994 and at CSIRO (Perth, Western Australia) in 2001-2002. He is a member of International Water Academy and the Technical Academy of Sciences, Finland. He has supervised over 130 M.Sc. and 28 Doctoral theses and has over 200 papers with over 5,000 citations in Scopus.