News in Technical Sciences

Modern renal replacement therapy is undergoing significant changes

A doctoral thesis defended at TTÜ recommends optical monitoring for improving the efficiency of renal replacement therapy.

Why extreme water levels are rapidly rising on the Estonian coasts of the Baltic Sea?

A doctoral thesis to be defended at TTÜ explains the reasons why extreme water levels are rapidly rising on the Estonian coasts of the Baltic Sea.

A study carried out by TTÜ scientists investigated the links between work arrangements and tiredness of R&D employees

A study on the working arrangements of research and development (R&D) employees was completed under the leadership of the economists and medical researchers of Tallinn University of Technology.

A TTÜ research project investigated the links between work arrangements and sleep of R&D employees

A study on the working arrangements of research and development (R&D) employees was completed under the leadership of the economists and medical researchers of Tallinn University of Technology. The study was based on a...

Does flexible work make R&D employees happier?

A TTÜ research group sought an answer to the question "Does flexible work make R&D employees happier?"

Energy consumption of wooden rural houses can be reduced four times by smart renovation

A PhD student of the Nealy Zero Energy Buildings Research Group of the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture at TTÜ School of Engineering Üllar Alev defended his doctoral thesis "Renovation and Energy...

The performance of ventilation must be improved in unrenovated apartment buildings

A PhD student at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of TTÜ School of Engineering Simo Ilomets will defend his doctoral thesis "Renovation Need and Performance of Envelopes of Concrete Apartment Buildings in...

Natural Sciences and Geoinformatics Together Give a Clue about the Past

In the Baltic Sea region, many Stone Age shore-connected settlement sites have been found, which are presently located far from the seashore. The post-glacial land uplift has caused this situation.

Stormwater quality has improved significantly in the area of Tallinn

Recently Bharat Maharjan defended his doctoral thesis ‟Stormwater Quantity and Quality of Large Urban Catchment in Tallinn”.

Artificial sweeteners: a growing environmental hazard

Recently an article "Oxidative degradation of emerging micropollutant acesulfame in aqueous matrices by UVA-induced H2O2/Fe2+ and S2O82-/Fe2+ processes" on the research of a group of TTÜ scientists was published in a prestigious peer reviewed...

Improving Enzymes help to produce Alternative Energy

Rising living standards and increasing world population make it necessary to search for alternatives to petroleum-based products as energy carriers.

A Step Closer to the Mass Production of Soft Robots

Imagine a smartphone that can be bent around your arm so it would be more comfortable during jogging. Or a soft-shell jacket that can store energy during hiking in the forest. Or soft and...

A TTÜ doctoral thesis provides opportunities for preventing musculoskeletal overload diseases in the upper extremities

Viive Pille defended her doctoral thesis "Development of a Model for the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Upper Extremities" at the Technomedicum of Tallinn University of Technology.

Thermal Impacts from Stormwater are Strongly related to Urbanization and Climate Change

As people are increasingly aware of climate change, a strong drive to implement novel solutions in stormwater management has emerged. Urbanization is an important issue that should be addressed to get better representations...

Simple Methodology gives New Insight into Ecology of Coastal Fish

Various fish species of the Baltic Sea have different habits and daily routines. In order to quantitatively and fully describe the fish assemblage of the surf zone of the Baltic Sea, samples should be...

Power quality issues are becoming increasingly topical

The world is heading rapidly towards more intensive employment of renewable energy sources, which will increasingly affect conventional electricity grids. This change will in turn affect, among other indicators, the power quality.

TTÜ scientists are seeking solutions for cleaning the air from toxic pollutants

The possibilities for reducing toxic air pollution have been investigated for many years under the leadership of Marina Kritševskaja, Senior Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Environmental Technology of the Department of Materials and...

New spin-off in motion sensing for rehabilitation

In cooperation with the Estonian Society of Multiple Sclerosis, Eliko has developed a solution to improve the care of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. The technology enables care providers to objectively assess patients’ motor abilities,...

Researchers seek new opportunities for making better use of the increasing stormwater volumes

Increasing stormwater volumes caused by climate changes is becoming more and more a global problem. A couple years ago the Mechanics of Fluids and Structures Research Group of Tallinn University of Technology set a...

Developing IT-industry invites Talents to stay in Tartu

Both Carlos Paniagua from Guatemala and Chris Willmore from California, US got their software engineering master’s degree from the Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu a few years ago. Although Paniagua is one...

The biggest obstacle in commissioning automated factories is the human factor

This autumn Rommi Källo defended his doctoral thesis "Synergy-Based Chaos Control in the Multi-Agent Hierarchical Systems" at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of Tallinn University of Technology.

The trainer modelled in a TUT doctoral thesis can be used for rehabilitation of musculoskeletal traumas

Recently Sergei Žigailov defended his doctoral thesis "Experimental and Analytical Modelling of Pelvic Motion" at the Department of Mechatronics of Tallinn University of Technology.

Research group investigates acoustics and eliminates noise

Vehicle acoustics has been investigated at Tallinn University of Technology under the leadership of Professor Jüri Lavrentjev since the 1990s. According to Hans Rämmal, a member of the technical acoustics and vibrations research group...

Young Scientist expands Boundaries

Talented and young Kristjan Kongas graduated from the Tallinn Secondary School of Science this spring. Although he has not yet started his university studies, he is already on the way to becoming a really...

TUT scientists are developing a helmet device for emergency diagnosis of traumatic brain injury

The scientists of Tallinn University of Technology have worked on a research project for two years to develop a portable device for detection of traumatic brain injury. It is a portable device, which could...

A doctoral thesis defended at TUT found ways to save energy in power and civil engineering sectors

Recently Andrii Chub defended his doctoral thesis "Research, Design and Implementation of Galvanically Isolated Impedance-Source DC-DC Converters" at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tallinn University of Technology.

Scientist Mart Min enjoys seeing Results working in Real Life

Estonian scientist Mart Min, born in 1943, is a multifaceted man. He started his career in the electronics industry as an engineer but soon united engineering and science, which has brought him to participate...

Nanomaterial can accelerate Wound Treatment

Chronic wounds are a big problem for the society because they cause long-term incapacity for work for the patient, a high mortality rate and major spending on public health. In 2011 more than 40...

The research group of academician Andres Öpik is engaged in capturing carcinoma cells

At the TUT Department of Materials Science a research group with a long name "Investigation and development of new generation biosensing selective recognition elements based on molecularly imprinted polymers", which has carried out research...

Estonian Buildings need Sustainable Solutions

One important aspect to observe in constructing or renovating a building is energy consumption. In Estonia the energy consumption indicators of existing buildings are often higher than in other European countries. This gives great...

Energy researchers of Tallinn University of Technology investigate consumption patterns in the Estonian power system

The power system dynamics and control research group of the TUT Department of Electrical Power Engineering, in collaboration with Elering AS, investigates the nature of electrical loads and their impact on the Estonian power...

A doctoral thesis explain the most suitable wastewater treatment methods for Estonian landfills

Aare Kuusik defended his doctoral thesis "Intensifying the wastewater and biodegradable waste treatment in Estonia" at the Department of Environmental Engineering of Tallinn University of Technology.

An international research carried out by TUT scientists values Estonian wood as a building material

The research group of wooden materials and composites of Tallinn University of Technology participates in the COST Action FP1303 cooperative performance test in order to examine resistance of a test table with boards made...

A novel digital computer chip designed by TUT’s scientists and students

The dependable computing systems design research group of the TUT Department of Computer Engineering has designed an innovative digital computer chip that can localize all of its faults and inform the external environment (i.e....

Health from safe food

Intensive conventional agriculture causes increased risks: decreased biodiversity, pollution of water, soil and food with pesticides. Organic farming as alternative agriculture faces challenges in improving environmental factors and food quality by using balanced renewable...

Non-invasive medical monitoring and smart needles: electronics makes it possible

Electronics makes it possible to perform medical monitoring, diagnosing and treatment almost continuously—everywhere at every moment—day and night at the home, workplace, gym, clinics. For that, the remote sensing of health indicators is required....

A TUT doctoral thesis investigates how to optimize power supply network investments in Estonian rural areas

Recently Tiit Hõbejõgi defended his doctoral thesis "Possibilities to Optimize Low Voltage Network Investments in Rural Areas" at the TUT Department of Electrical Power Engineering.

A doctoral thesis defended at TUT investigated how to build cost-effective and energy-efficient façades for office buildings in the Nordic countries

In March, Martin Thalfeldt, a PhD student of the Department of Structural Design of TUT, defended his doctoral thesis "Total economy of energy-efficient office building façades in cold climate".

Smartovkas and Finest Twin Cities—How Estonia Is Creating Smart Cities

Less than a month ago the climate agreement was concluded in Paris, and it challenges both city planners and scientists to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as energy efficient and smart solutions are a big...

Physicists Gather in Estonia to Find New More Optimal Ways to Use the Power of Luminescence and Radiation

Recent work in this field concerns both medicine and security—it’s all about making detection more efficient and meeting societal challenges in a better manner.

Estonians one step closer to The Nobel Prize

The chances of winning a Nobel Prize will increase tremendously for Estonian scientists soon, when the brightest synchrotron light source facility will be opened in Lund, Sweden, where Estonians will share a beamline with...

Technology gives new meaning to work-place learning

People tend to learn something new at their work places almost every day, but sharing that knowledge with colleagues could be tricky in many industries. Learning Layers tries to find ways how to create...

Unique method of producing nanofiber

Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) has worked out a unique method of electrospinning, which makes it possible to produce large quantities of extremely thin yarn or nanofiber in the future.

Estonian science on its way to space

The idea of helping to build a real space ship may not be just a dream for Estonian scientists any longer – after being an apprentice at the European Space Agency (ESA) for five...

Researchers develop ‘space grease’

The Estonian Materials Technologies Competence Centre (MATECC) has just signed an agreement with the European Space Agency. Researchers of the centre and of the University of Tartu will start to develop a nanotechnology lubricant...

University of Tartu sends the Self-Deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments on its way

Today, the researchers of the University of Tartu (UT) Institute of Technology will send the unique “Mars house”, the Self-Deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments (SHEE), off to France, where the structure will be added...

Interactive textiles to change hospital experience

In the future more and more textiles will be “smart”, interacting with us when we touch them or gathering data about their surroundings. Lead by internationally acknowledged pioneer of smart textiles, Kärt Ojavee, a...

Physicists in the University of Tartu made a groundbreaking discovery in materials science

Researchers found that silver nanowires can be made almost indestructible and highly bendable by covering the minuscule wire with silicon dioxide. The new material can be used for making next generation optical cables, which...

Wireless Smart Street Light Control solution using latest technology developed in Tallinn University of Technology will be used in Asian cities

The Estonian undertaking Cityntel, developing smart street lighting solutions, concluded a cooperation agreement with the cities of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya in Malaysia.

The number of lakes in the world is three times smaller than thought

In cooperation with foreign partners, the scientist of the University of Tartu counted one by one all the lakes in the world and found out that there number of lakes is approximately three times...

Young scientist from the University of Tartu catching Skype scammers

A group of Microsoft researchers has used supervised machine learning to try and improve detection of fraudulent user accounts.

Powder semiconductors in flexible solar cells – the brilliantly efficient solution in energy production

In cooperation with their spin-off company Crystalsol, the Department of Material Science in Tallinn University of Technology has become one of the pioneers in developing monograin powders and solar cells in a monograin layer...

Robot Senses Like Fish to Swim Upstream

European engineering team based in Estonia has built an electronic version of lateral line sensing on an underwater vehicle called FILOSE (Robotic FIsh LOcomotion and SEnsing).