Mikko  Nissi

Mikko Nissi

Associate Professor

Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology, Department of Technical Physics

mikko.nissi@uef.fi | +358 50 595 5517

050 5955517
050 595 5517
+358 50 595 5517
+35850 595 5517
050 5955 517
+358 50 5955 517
+35850 5955 517
+358 50 5955517
+35850 5955517

Dr. Nissi is an Associate Professor at the Department of Technical Physics at the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland. Dr. Nissi leads a research group focusing on pre-clinical quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (qMRI). In 2021, Dr. Nissi also served as a deputy head of the department. The research topics in the group include relaxometry methods, such as various rotating and laboratory frame relaxation methods and imaging strategies, as well as quantitative susceptibility mapping. While the primary field of target applications for qMRI in Dr. Nissi’s group has been musculoskeletal diseases and their diagnostics, the research interests of his group concern especially methodological development of ultra-short echo time / SWIFT imaging sequences as well as image acquisition and reconstruction strategies for various target applications.

The most recent project fundings granted to Dr. Nissi concern development of rapid quantitative ultra-short echo time MRI methods using primarily the SWIFT sequence and its variants and iterative compressed sensing reconstruction methods (Academy of Finland, grant #325146) and developing an innovation and development environment for industrial applications of material research using microMRI, consisting of investment of an 11.74 T microMRI device and of various pilot projects on microMRI of agricultural and industrial products (European Regional Development Fund, grants #A73998 and #A74016).

Teaching and other activities

Teaching Activities

Lecturing a course on Magnetic Resonance Imaging, principles and applications (5 credits). Supervision of undergraduate and graduate studies.

Societal Activities

Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering, member of the board; Finnish Physical Society, member of the board; International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, member; The Radiological Society of Finland, member

Research projects

Academy Research fellowship project: Magnetic resonance imaging anisotropy of articular cartilage and subchondral bone (Academy projects 285909, 293970, 319440) Academy project: Novel rapid ultra-short echo time quantitative MRI methods (QuUSTE) (325146) European regional development fund project: MicroMRI – innovation and development environment for industrial applications of material research, development and investment


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