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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



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