Research Manager, Adjunct Professor Sensing and Integration Research Area, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Prof. Hast received M.Sc. (Tech.) and D. Sc. (Tech.) degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Oulu, Finland in 1999 and 2003 respectively. Currently he holds the position of Research Manager of Sensing and Integration research area at VTT. Prof. Hast is responsible for self – and jointly funded research project portfolio which covers wide range of electronics hardware including nano- and microelectronics, sensors and circuits, photonics measurement techniques, flexible printed, and hybrid electronics as well as biosensors. As VTT representative Prof. Hast has actively contributed to OE-A activities and LOPEC conferences as publication chair, short course chair, member of demonstrator jury board etc. He is also working with several stakeholder networks.