Tallinn University of Technology

Scientist, inventor, and innovator Mart Min was announced alumnus of the year at the academic ceremony of the 102-year-old Tallinn University of Technology.

Mart Min contributes to various applications of electrical bio-impedance. In an international collaboration with medical and technical scientists, he has developed solutions for modern pacemakers and Euro-coin validation. Together with Estonian medical doctors and engineers, the development of methods for diagnosing the cardiovascular system through measurement and analysis of the aortic blood pressure curve is ongoing. Mart Min's newest application is a pioneering sensor prototype, which monitors lung ventilation and the oxygen delivery to the tissues through the blood circulation. The new sensor enhances the monitoring and treatment of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and can be used to monitor the breathing of patients with different respiratory problems. The sensor solutions are being patented currently in Europe, America, and China. 

The Alumni Association of Tallinn University of Technology has decided to acknowledge Mart Min for his contributions as an inventor, an excellent scientist, and a lecturer. “Mart Min is the epitome of an exceptional engineer and scientist. Together with his colleagues, he has tirelessly implemented his inventions, making our lives better, healthier, and safer. Mart Min is a bright personality, who has inspired his students and his companions in science to find innovative solutions,” highlighted Ergo Metsla, a member of Tallinn University of Technology Alumni Association Board. Mart Min is a professor emeritus of Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics in the School of Information Technologies. In addition to impedance field, he has also worked with vector measuring instruments for electrochemical and biomedical measurements, but also with the development of measuring instruments for atmospheric physics, such as the tele-spectrometer "Faza" for orbital space station "Mir".

Mart Min has 50 patented inventions and utility models, 224 scientific publications, and he has supervised 13 doctoral dissertations. He is currently a supervisor for 4 doctoral students. In 2011 he was nominated for the European Inventor Award. 

Today, he is a member of editorial boards of many prominent international scientific journals, he has been acknowledged by the state of Estonia, as well as by professional organizations all over the world. 

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, Tallinn University of Technology celebrated its 102nd anniversary. In addition to announcing the alumni of the year, 55 doctors were promoted, and six Mente et Manu medals were awarded. The anniversary speech "Challenges related to the Green Agreement - will we accept them?" was held by Maarja Grossberg, a materials scientist and a L’Oréal Baltic - UNESCO program for Women in Science grantee.