Projects funded by European Research Council

The European Research Council (ERC) supports investigator-driven, bottom-up breakthrough research by individual research teams. Scientific quality is the sole criterion when the ERC selects projects to be funded. The host institution of the research must be based in an EU Member State or an associated country.

Currently in the School of Science nine reserch groups are funded by the ERC Grants.

ERC Advanced Grant

  • for scientifically advanced and recognised researchers regardless of their age.
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Päivi Törmä Olli Ikkala Pertti Hakonen Grigori Volovik


Condensation in Designed Systems

Biomimetic nanomaterials

Field driven materials

Quantum devices in topological matter Topological quantum matter and RQV  
Jukka Pekola        
Superconducting quantum heat engines and refrigerators        

ERC Consolidator Grant

  • for researchers, who intend to consolidate their research groups 7–12 years after their PhD.


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Mika Sillanpää
Cavity quantum phonon dynamics

Mikko Möttönen

Quantum Environment Engineering for Steered Systems

Robin Ras

Superslippery Liquid-Repellent Surfaces

ERC Proof of Concept grant

  • explores the innovation potential of research or support the commercialisation of the results of ERC-funded research.

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Sebastiaan van Dijken
Electric-Field Control of Magnetic Domain Wall Motion and Fast Magnetic Switching

Mikko Möttönen

Self-calibrating nanobolometer based on superconductor–normal-metal hybrids

ERC Starting Grant

  • for researchers, who intend to establish independent research groups 2–7 years after their PhD.
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Lauri Parkkonen
Development and application of high-resolution magnetoencephalography for studying human brain function

Sebastiaan van Dijken
Ferroelectric and ferromagnetic materials and the underlying physical phenomena at their interfaces

Tero Heikkilä
Mesoscopic heattronics: thermal and nonequilibrium effects and fluctuations in nanoelectronics
Petteri Kaski
Theory and Practice of Advanced Search and Enumeratio




Peter Liljeroth

Atomically precise nanoelectronic materials

Mikko Möttönen
Single-Photon Microwave Devices: era of quantum optics outside cavities
Lauri Nummenmaa
Brain mechanisms behind human social interaction

Jani Oksanen

LED structures suitable for cooling and heat transfer


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Advanced Grants 2013 - Overview, outcome step 2 evaluation


Advanced Grants 2013 - Grantees by country of Host Institution & domain

Graphs: European Research Council

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