Tuomas Tallinen
Academy Research Fellow
Soft Matter Mechanics


I'm a scientist focusing on mathematical modeling and scientific computing. I've worked on a variety of questions related to mechanics of soft tissues, morphogenesis, nonlinear elasticity, and soft matter physics.

Starting 2014, I'm setting up Academy Research Fellow project "Biomechanical modeling of morphogenesis and regeneration" that tackles the physical principles of growth, maintenance, and repair of biological tissues. This will be a cross-disciplinary project with experimental collaborations and a number of exciting questions that I look forward to.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Applied Math Lab at Harvard University and obtained a Ph.D. degree in physics at the SoftStat group at University of Jyväskylä. My work is supported by the Academy of Finland and I use computing resources of CSC – IT Center for Science.

CV in brief

Academy Research Fellow 2014 – present
University of Jyväskylä

Academy Postdoctoral Researcher 2011 – 2014
University of Jyväskylä and Harvard University

Postdoctoral Researcher 2010 – 2012
The Applied Math Lab, Harvard University

Ph.D. in physics 2006 – 2009
The SoftStat group, University of Jyväskylä

M.Sc. in physics 2002 – 2006
University of Jyväskylä

Office FL213
Department of Physics
University of Jyväskylä
40014 Jyväskylä, Finland

Update 11/2015:
I'm currently on a leave from my academy position.