Archives: Members

Markku Kulmala

Environmental Physics, elected 2023 Professor, University of Helsinki (1996)Academician of Science of the Academy of Finland (2017)

Mare Kõiva

Ethnology and folkloristics, elected 2023Head of the department of folkloristics, Estonian Literary Museum (since 2000), Leading researcher (since 2014)Born on February 26, 19541979 University of Tartu, folkloristics, Estonian philology1990 PhD, Estonian Institute of Literature and Language, VAK

Maarja Grossberg-Kuusk

Engineering sciences, elected 2023Tenured Full professor, Tallinn University of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Materials and Environmental Technology (since 2021)Director, Tallinn University of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Materials and Environmental Technology (since 2023)Born on May 20, 19811999 Tallinn Technical Gymnasium2003 Tallinn University of Technology, Engineering Physics, Bachelor’ s studies2005 Tallinn University of … Continued

Pärt Peterson

Biomedicine, elected 2023Professor of Molecular Immunology, University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine (since 2008)Born on Aprill 18, 19661984 Tartu Secondary School No 21991 University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology1992 MSc, University of Tartu1996 PhD, (molecular immunology), University of Tampere

Dan Bogdanov

Computer and engineering sciences, elected 2022 Research Director at Cybernetica Born on February 28, 1983 2013 PhD studies in computer science, University of Tartu 2007 MSc in computer science (4+2 system), University of Tartu 2005 BSc in computer science (4+2 system), University of Tartu 2001 Pärnu Sütevaka School of Humanities, secondary school

Ellu Saar

Sociology, elected 2022 Tallinn University, Professor (since 2001) Born on October 08 1955 1983 Doctor’s Degree, Byelorussian University 1978 University of Tartu, applied mathematics (cum laude)

Toomas Rõõm

Physics, elected 2022 National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, research professor Born on November 7, 1961 1993 PhD, University of Tartu 1984 University of Tartu, department of physics and chemistry, diploma in solid state physics 1979 Tallinna Reaalkool (Tallinn Secondary Science School)

Marek Tamm

Cultural History, elected 2021 Tallinn University, School of Humanities, Professor of cultural history (1,00) Born on November 4, 1973 1998 University of Tartu, (B.A.) 1999 Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) (M.A.) 2009 Tallinn University, PhD

Maris Laan

Public Health, elected 2021 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, professor in human genetics (since 2017) Born on February, 2 1968 1986 Tallinn Secondary School No. 7 1992 University of Tartu 1997 University of Helsinki, PhD studies (human genetics)

Elmo Tempel

Astronomy and Astrophysics, elected 2021 University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tartu Observatory, Professor of Astronomy (since 2018) Born on June 16, 1980 2003 University of Tartu, B.Sc. in astrophysics 2005 University of Tartu, M.Sc. in astrophysics 2011 University of Tartu,  PhD in astrophysics

Dmitri Vinnikov

Engineering and Computer Sciences, elected 2021 Research Professor, Head of Power Electronics Group, Tallinn University of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics (since 2019) Born on April 7, 1976 1993 Tallinn Pae Secondary School 2001 Tallinn University of Technology, M.Sc. studies at the Department of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics … Continued

Krista Fischer

Mathematics and mathematical statistics, elected 2020 University of Tartu, Professor of Mathematical Statistics (since 2018) Born on August 5, 19701988 Paide 1st Secondary School1992 University of Tartu1994 MSc, University of Limburg (Belgium), Biostatistics1999 PhD, University of Tartu, Mathematical statistics

Veiko Uri

Forestry, elected 2020 Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering, Chair of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, Professor (since 2015) Born on December 19, 1969 1993 Estonian Agricultural University, Engineer of Forest Management2001 Estonian Agricultural University, PhD. in forest science

Elmo Nüganen

Dramatic Art, elected 2020 Tallinn City Theatre’s artistic director (1992–2021) Professor of performing arts, Drama School of Estonian Academy of Music (since 2008) Born on February 15, 1962 in Jõhvi 1982 Tallinn 4th Technical School1988 Tallinn State Conservatory, actor

Tarmo Soomere

Informatics and engineering, elected 2007 President, Estonian Academy of Sciences (since 2014)Lead. Research Scientist, Manager of Wave Engineering Laboratory, Department of Cybernetics,Tallinn University of Technology (since 2009)Professor of Coastal Engineering, School of Engineering, TUT (since 2005)  Born on October 11, 19571974 Kohila Secondary School1977 University of Tartu1980 Moscow State University1984 Cand.Sc. (PhD) in physics and mathematics1992 … Continued

Rein Küttner

Engineering sciences, elected 1997 Professor Emeritus, Tallinn University of Technology (since 2010)  Born on November 25, 1940 in Tallinn1959 Tallinn Polytechnic School1965 Tallinn University of Technology1971 Cand.Sc. (PhD)  in engineering1992 Professor2010 Professor Emeritus

Jarek Kurnitski

Engineering, elected 2018 Adjunct Professor, Aalto University (since 2013)Professor of Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Environment, Tallinn University of Technology (since 2015)Director, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Tallinn University of Technology (since 2017) Born on 22 October 19701988 Väike-Õismäe Gymnasium1990 Tallinn University of Technology1995 MSc in structural engineering and building physics, Helsinki University of … Continued

Jakob Kübarsepp

Materials engineering, elected 2011 Head, Division of Informatics and Engineering, Estonian Academy of Sciences (since 2014)Professor emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology (since 2021) Born on February 9, 1947 in Tallinn1965 Tallinn Secondary Science School1970 Tallinn University of Technology1980 Cand.Sc. (PhD) in engineering1992 D.Sc. in engineering1997 Professor2013–2016 Vice Rector for … Continued

Jaan Undusk

Humanities, elected 2007 Director, Under and Tuglas Literature Centre at the Estonian Academy of Sciences (since 2000) Born on November 14, 1958 in Otepää1977 Tallinn Secondary School No.211982 University of Tartu1986 Cand.Sc. (PhD) in philology1982 University of Tartu1986 Cand.Sc. in philology

Tiit Tammaru

Human geography, elected 2018 Professor of Urban and Population Geography, University of Tartu (since 2012) Born on February 4, 19721994 University of Tartu1996 MSc, University of Tartu2001 PhD (human geography), University of Tartu

Hando Runnel

Literature, elected 2012 Freelance writer (since 1971) Born on November 24, 1938 in Järva County1956 Paide Secondary School1957–1962 Estonian University of Life Sciences, agronomy

Anu Realo

Cultural studies, elected 2018 Visiting professor, University of Tartu (since 2022)Professor, University of Warwick (since 2016)Professor of Personality and Social Psychology, University of Tartu (2014–2019) Born on 15 February 19711993 BSc in Sociology, University of Tartu1995 MSc in Psychology, University of Tartu1999 PhD in Psychology, University of Tartu200–2002, Post-doctoral studies, University of Leuven, Belgium

Anu Raud

Art, elected 2016 Professor emeritus, Estonian Academy of Arts (since 2009) Born on May 10, 1943 in Moscow1961 Tallinn Secondary School No.221967 State Art Institute of Estonian SSR (now Estonian Academy of Arts)

Tiina Randma-Liiv

Social sciences and governance, elected 2018 Vice-Dean for Research, School of Business and Governance (Faculty of Social Sciences until 2017), Tallinn University of Technology (since 2010)Professor, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology (since 2007) Born on 8 August 1968 in Tallinn1986 Tallinn Secondary School No.211991 University of Tartu1993 MSc in … Continued