The Microelectronics Research Unit

The Microelectronics Research Unit

Microelectronics Research Unit (MIC) creates new electronic materials and solutions for Devices & Things.

From materials science to manufacturing,
from manufacturing to component and
from component to application.

Our research aims for application-oriented development and demonstration of electronic materials in various applications.

Components and conditions used in the applications works as an initiator for development and utilization of new materials and manufacturing methods.

Our core strength is extensive and strong knowledge in materials science, which provides a solid basis for research to be utilized widely in e.g. sensors, energy harvesters and storages, actuators, carbon nanotube and 2D material-based semiconductor components, versatile high-frequency passive devices, and their comprehensive integration.

Devices & Things The Microelectronics Research Unit

The Microelectronics Research Unit

Key enablers and scientific breakthroughs


Ceramic materials designed for electronic applications with special electrical properties for e.g. mobile phones, TVs, computers, cars, etc.

Functional Materials / composites

Functional materials or their combinations that have special function to respond for certain external excitation electrically, for example. piezoelectric materials used in sensors.

Energy harvesting and components

Materials that convert environmental energy in different forms into electrical energy and components based on these materials, e.g. to generate power for wireless sensors.

Nanomaterials and their syntheses

Materials which external dimensions are in nanometer scale such as carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, graphene.

Self-healing materials

Stretchable soft elastomers with the designed electrical properties that are also able to repair inflicted damage to them without external energy.

Physical, chemical and biosensors

Sensors based on various phenomena that measure one or more physical or chemical quantities or biological activity.

High frequency components and applications:

Components for wireless communication and applications utilizing them, e.g. antennas, waveguides, filters, resonators, microwave sensors, etc.

Research Profiles

Jari Hannu

D.Sc. (Tech.), M.Sc.(Tech.)
University Lecturer, Adjunct Professor

Flexible and stretchable sensors, reliability testing,

Jari Hannu

Heli Jantunen

D. Sc. (technology)

High frequency materials and components, electroceramics

Jari Juuti

Senior Research Fellow / Adjunct professor


Functional materials, printed electronics and energy harvesting

Gabriela S. Lorite

Gabriela Lorite

Academy Research Fellow/ Adjunct Professor

Functional nanomaterials, biosensors and -electronics

Krisztian Kordas

Krisztian Kordas

Nanomaterials and -fabrication for ICT and energy storage

Gabriela S. Lorite

Sami Myllymäki

mmW Research Lead

RF/mmW modelling, components and characterization, packaging solutions

The Microelectronics Research unit


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