Laser Physics and Quantum Optics Project

Former members of the Project

Kalle-Antti Suominen Project leader
Moved in 2000 to Turku for a professorship
Directed the project (part-time) 1997-2003 and directed the remnants until 2006
Left in 2000
Stig Stenholm Project leader
Moved to KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Now retired
Left in 1997
Erika Andersson Graduate student
Moved to KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Now in Scotland
Left in 1997
Patrik Öhberg Graduate student
Moved to KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
First in Hannover, Germany, now in Scotland
Left in 1997
Mark Mallalieu PostDoc
Moved to Weizmann Institute of Science, Chemical Physics Department, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Present location unknown
Left in 1997
Asta Paloviita Graduate student
Graduated and moved to Nokia Research Center (NRC), Tampere, Finland
Now at Nokia Research Center (NRC), Helsinki, Finland
Got married and is now Asta Kärkkäinen.
Left in 1997
Päivi Törmä Graduate student, later Ph.D.
Moved to the University of Ulm, Germany;
Then to the University of Innsbruck, Austria
Back at HIP November-December 1999
Started January 1st, 2000 at the Helsinki University of Technology
In Autumn 2001 to Jyväskylä as a newly appointed professor in electronics. Since Oct. 2007 a professor at Helsinki Univ. of Technology.
Left in 1996
Back in 1999
Left again in 2000
Olli Pakarinen Summer student in 1999
Came and left in 1999
Mirta Rodriguez Graduate student
November-December 1999
Started on January 1st, 2000 as a graduate student with Päivi Törmä at the University of Technology, the moved to Jyväskylä, where obtained her PhD.
Came and left in 1999
Norbert Lütkenhaus Postdoc
October 1997-August 2000
Started on Sept. 1st, 2000 as an employee at:
MagiQ Technologies
Then went to Erlangen, Germany, but is now in Canada.
Left in 2000
Martti Havukainen Graduate student, later Ph.D.
- November 2000
Went to work for IT industry.
Left in 2000
Tomi Maila student
- December 2000
Went to work for IT industry.
Left in 2000
Mika Jahma student
- December 2000
Went to perform military service, then to work with Prof. Tony Green at HIP/HU.
Left in 2000
Nikolay Vitanov PostDoc
- January 2001
Moved to the Univ. of Sofia, Bulgaria, for a faculty position (but can be often found in Kaiserslautern, Germany).
Left in 2001
John Calsamiglia Graduate student
- December 2001
Graduated and moved as a postdoc to ITAMP (Cambridge, MA, USA).
Left in 2001
Florian Haug Visiting graduate student
June 2001 - June 2002
Spent a year with us and then returned to Ulm.
Left in 2002
Jani-Petri Martikainen Graduate student/ PostDoc (Turku)
- June 2002
Graduated in Dec. 2001 and moved as a postdoc to Utrecht (H. Stoof) after a period as a postdoc (affiliated with the Univ. of Turku). Now an Academy Researcher in Helsinki, but will move to Nordita, Stockholm.
Left in 2002
Emil Lundh EU PostDoc
January 2002 - June 2003
Moved to KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, for a postdoctoral position.
Left in 2003
Jyrki Piilo Graduate student/ PostDoc (Turku)
- August 2003
Moved first to the Univ. of Sofia, Bulgaria, for a postdoctoral position. Then a postdoc at University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, now in Turku
Left in 2003
Matt Mackie PostDoc
October 2000 - February 2004
Moved to University of Aarhus, Denmark, for a postdoctoral position, then back to US (Temple University)
Left in 2004
Anssi Collin Graduate student
- April 2006
Moved to Canada as a postdoc.
Left in 2006
Olavi Dannenberg Graduate student

Still works in Helsinki on his thesis.

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Last update September 24, 2007 by K-A S