Close ☰
Menu ☰

Genelec & AES Martikainen Audio Visionary Scholarship

Posted on: Friday 19th of October 2018

Coinciding with its 40th anniversary year, Genelec announced the founding of the Genelec Dr. Ilpo Martikainen Audio Visionary Scholarship, at the AES (Audio Engineering Society) expo in New York City this week.

The scholarship – to the value of $5,000 – will be offered annually to US graduate students (and also members of AES) in the field of audio engineering who demonstrate a “passion of advancing audio through innovation and technology development”.

At the launch of the scholarship at AES, Don Puluse, president of the AES Educational Foundation, said he was “thrilled” by Genelec’s contribution. He revealed that, since 1983, the AES has granted over $1m in scholarships to students. He added that there are generally between 40 and 50 applications for around 10 AES grants annually.

Dr. Ilpo Martikainen received his Master of Science Technology in Applied Electronics, Digital Techniques, Acoustics from the Helsinki University of Technology, in 1977. He also received his Dr.Tech h.c. from the Helsinki University of Technology in 2008 for his outstanding achievements and contributions to loudspeaker technology development and the industry. In 1978, Martikainen founded Genelec Oy: he was MD of the company from 1978 to 2005, during which Genelec became a leader in monitoring loudspeaker technology worldwide. From 2006 to 2017, he was the chairman of the board of Genelec. Since its founding,

Martikainen was involved for many years in the Audio Engineering Society, including being presented with the AES Fellowship Award for significant contributions in the field of loudspeaker development in 1993, and in 2015 delivering the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture at the 138th AES International Convention in Warsaw, Poland. He was also the inventor of several granted and pending patents, and was involved in numerous speaker designs, while also continuing to work on new transducer technologies.

Applications for the inaugural scholarship are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2019, with the award recipient being announced on August 1, 2019, for the 2019 school year.

http://www.aes.org/education/foundation/

Pictured (L-R):

Genelec Inc’s Will Eggleston and Lisa Kaufman; Don Puluse of AES; Howard Jones and Aki Mäkivirta of Genelec Oy
Inset: the late Dr. Ilpo Martikainen, founder of Genelec Oy



Latest News & Blog articles

  • A group led by producer Harvey Mason Jr (left). has acquired Burbank’s neighbouring Evergreen and Enterprise Studios, and is in the process of installing two new SSL Duality Fuse consoles in order continue targeting high-profile recording, film and television projects
. The five-time Grammy nominated producer, songwriter and movie producer has also taken on the twin […]
  • Rob Burrell is a double Grammy winner for his work as a mix engineer on gospel records, but he says he’s made sure to stay flexible in the projects he takes on in his Nashville studio. One look at his long list of projects and collaborators shows that he has been successful in that, and […]
  • Avid and Dolby today announced a joint venture to launch the first Pro Tools-centric Dolby Atmos training course and certification. Accessed through the Avid Learning Partners program, the self-paced, blended training course will cover the integration of the Dolby Atmos Renderer with Avid’s flagship audio software. Comprised of 40 hours of self-learning and 18 hours […]
  • Cinevideo SRL, a leading Italian provider of outside broadcasting (OB) production services, has chosen Riedel solutions to provide crew communications onboard its brand-new UHD-12G OB van. Riedel’s install includes an Artist-1024 digital matrix supporting a Bolero wireless intercom system. Roberto Buonomo, Technical Manager of Cinevideo says he opted for the Artist-1024 in order to get […]
  • Angel Studios, which closed last year after 40 years as a prime London recording location, has been leased as the new home for Abbey Road Studios’ education division, Abbey Road Institute. It was rumoured that the Islington site would be redeveloped into accommodation in the wake of the closure, but Abbey Road’s intervention will ensure […]
  •   Solid State Logic, SSL to its friends, has introduced two new modular processors as part of a revamp of its 500 Series module range. The brand new stereo Ultraviolet Stereo Equaliser (UV-EQ) and SiX Channel (SiX CH) modules both launch alongside cosmetically updated G-Comp Bus Compressor, E-EQ and E-Dynamics processing modules – which have […]
  • Los Angeles studio Blue West, run by producer/musician Bill Jabr and head engineer James Kang, has now installed an API 2448 recording console to upgrade the facility. With previous clientele including Andre 3000, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, Kiko Cibrian, Wale, Ne-Yo, Pi’erre Bourne and the late Juice Wrld, Blue West wanted to move to a mid […]
  • iZotope has launched the new iteration of its Spire Studio recording device, the entry point to the cloud-based ecosystem of recording, production, and collaboration tools. Billed as a quick and easy way of working for musicians and producers looking to quickly capture inspiration, Spire has received buzzy endorsements from artists including Phoebe Bridgers during the […]
Translate »