October 1, 2011
Tuomo Kärnä is the chief research scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He specializes in the fields of dynamic environmental actions and mitigation of structural vibrations. Kärnä has designed more than 30 dampers that are successfully working in high-rise masts and chimneys. He has also worked as a coordinator of domestic and international research projects.
Since April 2003, he is a Visiting Professor at the Dalian University of Technology in China. He found his research and consulting firm, Karna Research and Consulting, in 2006 and is working in investigating structures and dynamic actions.
Tuomo Kärnä got his doctoral degree in 1984 with the best possible scores in structural mechanics, mathematics. More details on Kärnä can be found in his website karna.eu. (Photo credit: Tuomo Karna)