The president of the Estonian Association of Engineers presented the Engineer of the Year 2021 award to Vice-Dean for Research at the School of Engineering of Tallinn University of Technology Argo Rosin (PhD) on Thursday, 2 December, at the Estonian Society for Electrical Power Engineering specialty day hosted at the Tallinn University of Technology.
“In selecting the Engineer of the Year, the Estonian Association of Engineers also takes into account the engineer’s community work in addition to their professional achievements. In addition to conducting successful research in the field of smart grids, energy consumption management and electricity savings that is essential for the energy transition, Argo Rosin is also active in several Estonian and international expert organisations. Moreover, he has actively published a number of educational articles in the Estonian media in 2021 (e.g. “Artificial Intelligence Saves Future Smart Grids from Poor Power Quality”, ERR Novaator, 19.05.2021) as well as bold opinion pieces revealing problems in his field (e.g. “Green Transition, University and Gambling”, ERR, 20.10.2021), said Leo Rummel, the president of the Estonian Association of Engineers, entrepreneur, authorised thermal power engineer and energy efficiency expert, explaining the selection of the winner.
Argo Rosin defended his doctoral thesis at the Tallinn University of Technology in 2005. He has worked in the Tallinn University of Technology in various positions, from engineer to Associate Professor, since 1995, as a project manager at AS Contactus between 1998 and 2001, and has been a Board Member of OÜ Süsteemitehnika since 2004. He is an authorised electrical engineer and a member of the School of Engineering Council as well as the Estonian Society for Electrical Power Engineering, the Estonian Society of Moritz Hermann Jacobi, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, and the IEEE Power & Energy Society. He works in close co-operation with enterprises, leads both local and international projects, and, together with his research group, participates in the work of several smart grid centres of excellence (FinEst Centre for Smart Cities, Centre of Excellence for zero energy and resource efficient smart buildings and districts).
The Engineer of the Year title has been awarded since 1999.
Estonian Association of Engineers (EIL) is a non-profit association operating in the public interest which brings together professional engineering organisations, enterprises, and educational institutions in Estonia. EIL was established in 1988 and continues the work of the Estonian Institute of Engineers founded a hundred years ago in 1921. EIL has been a member of the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI) since 1996. The aim of EIL is to promote engineering research and development, innovation, and education policy.
This article is based on the press release by the Estonian Association of Engineers.