Kari Ullakko

LUT School of Engineering Sciences
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Kari Ullakko is Professor (tenured) and Head of the Material Physics Laboratory at LUT University. He has worked with several universities and companies in various countries and has led a number of international research teams and projects (Finland, EU and USA) and gained research funding over 23 Million euros. His discovery of the magnetic shape memory effect has created a new field of material science, engineering and technology. Ullakko´s first paper in this field has been cited over 2600 times. Ullakko has founded two high technology companies (in 1997 and 2015). Ullakko is a member of several international professional organizations and he was a Member of the Council of Natural Sciences and Engineering of the Academy of Finland during 2016-2018.