Risto Ilmoniemi

http://www.becs.tkk.fi/en/personnel/staff/ilmoniemi_risto.html

Professor Risto Ilmoniemi is a physicist and neuroscientist at Aalto University, Finland; he is the Head of the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. He built and designed multichannel MEG instruments in the 1980’s and co-invented for MEG use the minimum-norm estimate, the signal-space projection, formulas for the forward problem, the channel-capacity measure for comparing sensor arrays, the triangle phantom, and several TMS techniques. He is founder and former CEO of Nexstim Ltd., a company that introduced navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and the combined use of TMS and EEG. As professor of Applied Physics since 2006, he has led the development of new technologies for MEG–MRI and for a new generation of TMS. He is currently the Chair of the Biodesign Finland Program, which started in 2016.


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