Jaakko Malmivuo and Robert Plonsey:

Bioelectromagnetism -
Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields

Oxford University Press, New York, 1995


Jaakko Malmivuo

Jaakko A. Malmivuo (S'71-M'92-SM'95-FIEE'07) received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, in 1971 and 1976, respectively. From 1974 to 1976 he served as researcher at Stanford University.

In 1976 he was appointed as Associate Professor and in 1987 Professor of Bioelectromagnetism at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland. Since 1992 he has been Director of the Ragnar Granit Institute at TUT. He has served as Visiting Professor at Technical University of Berlin (West) (1988), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (1989), Sophia University, Tokyo, (1993), and University of Barcelona (2006). He has over 500 scientific publications and he has co-written with R. Plonsey, "Bioelectromagnetism" (Oxford University Press, New York, 1995).
Dr. Malmivuo was President of the Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering in 1987-1990. He is Founder Member and was President of the International Society for Bioelectromagnetism 1995-1999. He is founder of the International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism and was Editor in Chief 1999-2006.
In 2003 he was appointed Fellow, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, and in 2007 Fellow IEEE. In 2008 he was appointed as Honorary Member of the Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

Robert Plonsey

Robert Plonsey (1924-2015) was a Pfizer-Pratt Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. He received the PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of California in 1955. He received the Dr. of Technical Science from the Slovak Academy of Science in 1995 and was Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve, University, 1976-1980, Professor 1968-1983.

Awards: Fellow of AAAS, William Morlock Award 1979, Centennial Medal 1984, Millenium Medal 2000, from IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Ragnar Granit Prize 2004, (First) Merit Award, 1997, International Union for Physiological & Engineering Science in Medicine, the Theo Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award, 2005, Distinguished Service award, Biomedical Engineering Science, 2004, ALZA distinguished lecturer, 1988. He was elected Member, National Academy of Engineering, 1986 ("For the application of electromagnetic field theory to biology, and for distinguished leadership in the emerging profession of biomedical engineering").