Tallinn Technical University News & PhD Dissertations

Taltech Master's Programmes Info Seminar

5 days 20 hours ago

TalTech English-taught Master's programmes info seminar is aimed at everyone interested in acquiring a Master's degree from TalTech.

Info seminar will take place on Monday, the 18th of February at 18:00-19:30 at TalTech Student House. Address: Ehitajate tee 5, 19086 Tallinn

We kindly ask you to register for the event via the registration form provided on our Master's Programmes Page.

Programme

17:45-18:00 Registration and welcome coffee
18:00-18:15 Opening words by Vice-Rector Mr. Hendrik Voll
18:15-18:30 Master's programmes and scholarships 
18.30-18:50 Admission requirements for Master's studies
19.00-19.30 Introduction of programmes by the faculties

You can find out more about English-taught degree programmes offered at TalTech here.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at polina.polyakoff@taltech.ee 

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Simulation and Prototyping of Sociotechnical Systems Using Agent-Oriented Modelling"

3 weeks 2 days ago

22.02.2019, 12:00 PM
Msury Rogasian Mahunnah, "Simulation and Prototyping of Sociotechnical Systems Using Agent-Oriented Modelling"

Supervisor: Kuldar Taveter, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Department of Software Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Alexander Horst Norta, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Software Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Olegas Vasilecas, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Information Systems, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Ghassan Beydoun, Ph.D., Professor, School of Information, Systems and Modelling, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

 

Defence of the PhD Thesis "The Roles of Class XI Myosins in Arabidopsis Development"

3 weeks 2 days ago

19.02.2019, 12:00 PM
Eve-Ly Ojangu, "The Roles of Class XI Myosins in Arabidopsis Development"

Supervisor: Prof. Erkki Truve, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Dr. Heiti Paves, Optika & Diagnostika OÜ, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Prof. Luis Vidali, Biology and Biotechnology Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.
  • Prof. Hannes Kollist, Institute of Technology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Risk Management Model: Human Factor Related Risks and Their Impacts in Road Transportation of Dangerous Goods"

3 weeks 2 days ago

6.02.2019, 1:00 PM
Jelizaveta Janno, "Risk Management Model: Human Factor Related Risks and Their Impacts in Road Transportation of Dangerous Goods"

Supervisor: Dr Ott Koppel, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Professor Emeritus, Dr Jüri Laving, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Dr Pekka Leviäkangas, Principal Scientist, Faculty of Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
  • Dr Olga Nežerenko, Associate Professor, Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn, Estonia

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Anion Recognition and the Templated Solid-State Synthesis of Hemicucurbiturils"

1 month 1 week ago

25.01.2019, 11:00 AM
Sandra Kaabel, "Anion Recognition and the Templated Solid-State Synthesis of Hemicucurbiturils"

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Riina Aav, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Prof. Kari Rissanen, Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

Opponents:

  • Prof. Michaele Hardie, School of Chemistry, Head of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Risto Laitinen, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Chemical Processes Involved in Cu2ZnSnSe4 Synthesis and SnS Recrystallization in a Molten Salt Medium"

1 month 1 week ago

24.01.2019, 1:30 PM
Inga Leinemann, "Chemical Processes Involved in Cu2ZnSnSe4 Synthesis and SnS Recrystallization in a Molten Salt Medium"

Supervisor: Dr. Mare Altosaar, School of Engineering: Department of Materials and Environmental Technology, TalTech, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Dipl.-Chem., Dr. Rer. Nat., Dr. H.C. Dieter Meissner, School of Engineering: Department of Materials and Environmental Technology, TalTech, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Dr. Kaia Ernits, Crystalsol OÜ, Head of Powder Development, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Dr. Jonathan Scragg, Department of Engineering Sciences, Solid State Electronics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Defence of the PhD Thesis "On Statistical Topography of Self-Affine Sets"

1 month 1 week ago

15.01.2019, 2:00 PM
Indrek Mandre, "On Statistical Topography of Self-Affine Sets"

Supervisor: Jaan Kalda, PhD, Department of Cybernetics, School of Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Alex Hansen, PhD, Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • Els Heinsalu, PhD, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Reliability Management Approach for a Virtual Enterprise of SMEs in a Manufacturing Domain"

1 month 1 week ago

15.01.2019, 4:00 PM
Kashif Mahmood, "Reliability Management Approach for a Virtual Enterprise of SMEs in a Manufacturing Domain"

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Eduard Ševtšenko, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Prof. Tauno Otto, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Prof. Marcello Urgo, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  • PhD Researcher, Tõnu Leemet, Institute of Technology, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Bidirectional Isolated Current-Fed Soft-Switching Secondary-Modulated DC-DC Converters"

1 month 1 week ago

15.01.2019, 2:00 PM
Roman Kosenko, "Bidirectional Isolated Current-Fed Soft-Switching Secondary-Modulated DC-DC Converters"
Public defence during Symposium Toila 2019 "Topical Problems in the Field of Electrical and Power Engineering" and "Doctoral School of Energy and Geotechnology III"

Supervisor: Dr. Dmitri Vinnikov, Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Co-supervisors:

  • Dr. Andrei Blinov, Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Dr. Oleksandr Husev, Department of Biomedical Radioelectronic Apparatus and Systems, Chernihiv National University of Technology, Ukraine

Opponents:

  • Prof. Andrés Barrado Bautista, Power Electronics Systems Group, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Prof. Staffan Norrga, Department of Electric Power and Energy Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Numerous recent studies have focused on the development of the soft-switching CF converter topologies that have led to the development of various clamping techniques using auxiliary networks or circuits as well as clampless solutions. At the same time, there is a limited number of current-fed topologies with bidirectional functionality that preserve soft-switching operation and the same high level of efficiency in both energy transfer directions.
The aim of the doctoral thesis is to study bidirectional soft-switching DC-DC converters that accommodate snubberless clamping methods. Special attention was paid to the development of the topologies with a reduced number of switches. Five novel SMC topologies were proposed, analyzed and experimentally verified.
The theoretical and practical results of the work are a substantial contribution in the field of the bidirectional isolated soft-switching DC-DC converters. The proposed assessment tool is not limited to current-fed converters and can be used for a selection of the most suitable power converter topology for a specific application. Practical results obtained by the author show the benefits of the PS-SMCs topologies and increase industrial awareness and attraction of the isolated CF DC-DC converters.

 

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Smart Contracting for the Proactive Governance of Digital Exchange"

1 month 1 week ago

15.01.2019, 1:00 PM
Maria Claudia Solarte Vásquez, "Smart Contracting for the Proactive Governance of Digital Exchange"

Supervisor: Professor Tanel Kerikmäe, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisors:

  • Professor Matti Rudanko, Aalto School of Business, Aalto University, Helsinki,Finland
  • Adjunct Professor Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Prof Emeritus Juha Karhu, Faculty of Law, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Associate Professor Rafael Ventura-Fernandez, Department of Economy and Business Administration, Pro-rector for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Malaga UMA-TECH

Defence of the PhD Thesis "Alumina-graphene Hybrid Materials for Electrochemical Sensing of Bio-analytes" kaitsmine

2 months 1 week ago

19.12.2018, 12:00 PM
Masoud Taleb, "Alumina-graphene Hybrid Materials for Electrochemical Sensing of Bio-analytes"

Supervisor: Prof. Irina Hussainova, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Prof Michael Gasik, AALTO University Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
  • Prof Kaupo Kukli, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Defence of the PhD Thesis "The Influence of Conductive Additives on the Mechanical Properties of Electrospun Mats"

2 months 1 week ago

19.12.2018, 1:00 PM
Tiia Plamus, "The Influence of Conductive Additives on the Mechanical Properties of Electrospun Mats"

Supervisor: Professor Andres Krumme, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisors:

  • Research Scientist Natalja Savest, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Senior Research Scientist Professor Emeritus Urve Kallavus, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Professor Silvija Kukle, Faculty of Material Science and Applied Chemistry, Institute of Design Technologies, Riga Technical University
  • Senior Researcher Mati Arulepp, Skeleton Technologies OÜ

Defence of the PhD Thesis “Defining metacompetencies for entrepreneurship education”

2 months 1 week ago

17.12.2018, 11:00 AM
Sirje Ustav, "Defining metacompetencies for entrepreneurship education"

Supervisor: Professor Urve Venesaar, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Professor Paula Kyrö, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Opponents:

  • Professor Petri Nokelainen, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
  • Professor Agnieszka Kurczewska, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

The thesis contributes into entrepreneurship education (EE) development exploring the new to the field concept of metacompetencies. The aims of EE have been in change looking for enhancing students abilities coping with hectic and changing environment, as well as increasing enterprising behaviour. This thesis finds metacompetencies serving these aims through self-awareness of own cognition, conation and affection, directly influencing attitudes, motivation and interest towards entrepreneurship. The assessment instrument has been developed and differences between students possessing lower and higher scores appear. Moreover, interesting gaps come out when comparing results from students to entrepreneurs. The study confirms that metacompetencies can be developed and demonstrates how it can be done through EE. Additional findings claim that participation is related to changes in students’ attitudes, motivation, emotions and interest while demographic variables (international samples) have no correlation.

 

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2 months 1 week ago

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Defence of the PhD Thesis "Parameter Estimation by Sparse Reconstruction with Wideband Dictionaries"

2 months 3 weeks ago

17.12.2018, 10:00 AM
Maksim Butsenko, "Parameter Estimation by Sparse Reconstruction with Wideband Dictionaries"

Supervisor: Prof. Olev Märtens, Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Co-supervisor: Prof. Yannick Le Moullec, Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Prof. Andi Kivinukk, School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Associate Prof. Thomas Arildsen, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark

Defence of the PhD Thesis "The Economics of Late Development, Industrialization and Economic Integration: with Case Studies of Ethiopia"

3 months ago

19.12.2018, 3:00 PM
Zinabu Samaro Rekiso, "The Economics of Late Development, Industrialization and Economic Integration: with Case Studies of Ethiopia"

Supervisor: Prof. Rainer Kattel, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Opponents:

  • Prof. Smita Srinivas, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Julius Mugwagwa, Department of Science, Technology Engineering and Public Policy, University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom
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