2013 Candidate for Board/Engineering: Tommi Alanko, Finland

 

Tommi Alanko is Specialist Research Scientist at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH). His research at FIOH includes the exposure assessment and health effects of electromagnetic fields in work environments. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland. He is currently involved in projects studying the EMF interference of pacemakers, movement induced effects in MRI work, and the development of a national approach and medical examination guidelines for suspected RF-overexposure incidents. He is also a coordinator of EU client projects for the entire FIOH operating field. He has an MSc (1999) and a PhD (2002) in physics from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, where he started his career as a researcher on accelerator based ion beam analysis. Before joining FIOH he also worked for Philips Medical Systems MR Technologies Finland, Inc., in MRI device development.  Tommi is author and co-author of several peer-reviewed articles and popular publications concerning electromagnetic fields in occupational environments. He is experienced in workplace risk assessments and EMF exposure mitigation. His research interests in bioelectromagnetics include exposure assessment, combined and health effects, and risk communication for the whole EMF spectrum range. He is a member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Association, and also of the Advisory Committee on Radiation Safety under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Tommi Alanko is Specialist Research Scientist at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH). His research at FIOH includes the exposure assessment and health effects of electromagnetic fields in work environments. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland. He is currently involved in projects studying the EMF interference of pacemakers, movement induced effects in MRI work, and the development of a national approach and medical examination guidelines for suspected RF-overexposure incidents. He is also a coordinator of EU client projects for the entire FIOH operating field. He has an MSc (1999) and a PhD (2002) in physics from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, where he started his career as a researcher on accelerator based ion beam analysis. Before joining FIOH he also worked for Philips Medical Systems MR Technologies Finland, Inc., in MRI device development.  Tommi is author and co-author of several peer-reviewed articles and popular publications concerning electromagnetic fields in occupational environments. He is experienced in workplace risk assessments and EMF exposure mitigation. His research interests in bioelectromagnetics include exposure assessment, combined and health effects, and risk communication for the whole EMF spectrum range. He is a member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Association, and also of the Advisory Committee on Radiation Safety under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.