Jan Runermark Award 2013
Finnish Nuclear Society Young Generation (FNS-YG) is proud to inform
that Professor Emeritus Heikki Kalli has received the 2013 Jan Runermark
Award. He was nominated by FNS-YG for his work supporting young nuclear
professionals over the last few decades.
Heikki Kalli graduated from Helsinki University of Technology 1963 in
technical physics. He received his Ph.D in 1974. The dissertation topic
was Monte Carlo Studies On Neutron Transport.
During 1975-1979, Heikki Kalli spent his time in Saclay, France, in
Service d´Etudes de Réacteurs et de Mathematique Appliquees (SERMA),
excluding one year which he was in Los Alamos. After that he transferred
to Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) where he was the
associate professor in nuclear engineering during 1979-1989, and after
that the professor in nuclear engineering until 2001 when he retired. He
is also a docent of nuclear engineering at the Helsinki University of
Professor Kalli has been an active member of national and international
nuclear societies. He has been a member of organizations and programme
committees of several international congresses and expert or external
advisory groups for EAURATOM and OECD/NEA. Professor Kalli is a member
of multiple nuclear Societies e.g. Finnish Nuclear Society (honorary
member), Société Francaise d'Energie Nucléaire, American Nuclear
Society, Finnish Physical Society, Association Franco-Finlandaise pour
la Recherche Scientifique et Technique and Finnish Academy of
Above all, professor Kalli is an inspiring educator. He has had a long
and vast career at the center of nuclear education in Finland. He has
been an inspiration for many engineers in the nuclear field. He created
a compact and large range package for M.Sc.
courses in nuclear
engineering, which has been a good backbone for solid and wide knowledge
for nuclear engineers. He has also been an active participant in FNS-YG
activities. For these reasons he was the "Lecturer of the Year 1987".
Professor Kalli has always highlighted the education and transfer of
know-how between generations. He brought the problem of increasing
retirement and need for new generations into a wider discussion. He has
showed the way and inspired younger generations to go abroad and hence
widen the professional perspectives. He also introduced tens of foreign
exchange students, master's workers and researchers into the university's
The Finnish Nuclear Society Young Generation wants to thank professor
Heikki Kalli for his support and great work for Finnish Nuclear Society.
Congratulations and thank you Heikki!