Education and aftergrowth

Merko scholarship 2013

Since 2007, we have recognised engineering students and young lecturers at TalTech with scholarships to help secure the future of the construction industry and to provide better education to future professionals.

The 2013 engineering scholarship was awarded to Alan Väli, a student of construction economics and management at the Tallinn University of Technology. Alan has also been working at the Chair of Construction Physics and Energy Efficiency since autumn 2012 and is participating in a joint project with Uppsala University titled “Sustainable Management of Historic Rural Churches in the Baltic Sea Region” under the supervision of Targo Kalamees. Alan’s tasks are planning and carrying out indoor climate research, measurements, calculations, evaluating and reporting results, and writing scientific articles.

The young researcher’s scholarship was awarded to Andrus Räämet, Doctor of Construction and Environmental Engineering at Tallinn University of Technology, who is a valued lecturer of construction mechanics and technical mechanics among his colleagues and students. Andrus works in the Institute of Mechanics at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and in the Laboratory of Wave Engineering at the Department of Cybernetics. He studies changes in the wave climate of the Baltic Sea in Estonian coastal areas. Andrus has compiled a database of the Baltic Sea wave climate, published his research in several prestigious journals, prepared teaching materials and computer programs used in studies. Those nominating him and his colleagues appreciated the importance of Andrus’ research in the field of coastal engineering and port construction, his research publications recognised by international experts, and a voluminous online textbook for students on the calculations of rod structures.

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