Jarkko E. Antila
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I have extensive background on spectroscopic measurement technologies and applications, such as MEMS-based spectral sensors. I have a long experience in leading a research team (Optical Sensors at VTT, Finland) and also hold 10+ patents, but in the recent years I have concentrated in setting up and expanding a new company, Spectral Engines, to bring NIR spectroscopic measurements and related applications to the masses. With the company we won the first ever SPIE Prism Award (2016) as a Finnish company, and we also won the 1-Meur EU Horizon Foodscanner Prize (2017). Among other customerships in e.g agritech and pharma, we set up a subsidiary Purpl Scientific in the US, who is bringing Spectral Engines's technology to the newly legalized cannabis business for measuring quantities such as THC, CBD and moisture for QA/QC and development purposes. Spectral Engines also launched the first MEMS NIR -based consumer sensor solution 'X-Spect' together with Bosch. I have exited Spectral Engines in 2020 and now have my own consulting company, Leaping Boulder, in order to help especially early-stage, deep-tech companies, create new business successfully.
Publications (14)

Proceedings Article | 26 August 2019 Open Access Paper
Jarkko Antila, Heikki Saari, Erkki Kyrölä
Proceedings Volume 10565, 105655C (2019) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2551535

Proceedings Article | 9 June 2017 Presentation
Proceedings Volume 10210, 102100B (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2262597
KEYWORDS: Near infrared, Microelectromechanical systems, Sensors, Intelligent sensors, Spectrometers, Inspection, Fabry–Perot interferometry, Clouds, Infrared sensors, Spectroscopes

Proceedings Article | 27 February 2015 Paper
Jarkko Antila, Uula Kantojärvi, Jussi Mäkynen, Matti Tammi, Janne Suhonen
Proceedings Volume 9375, 93750F (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2078635
KEYWORDS: Sensors, Calibration, Microelectromechanical systems, Near infrared, Temperature metrology, Spectrometers, Control systems, Fabry–Perot interferometry, Monochromators, Data modeling

Proceedings Article | 8 March 2014 Paper
Uula Kantojärvi, Aapo Varpula, Tapani Antila, Christer Holmlund, Jussi Mäkynen, Antti Näsilä, Rami Mannila, Anna Rissanen, Jarkko Antila, Rolf Disch, Torsten Waldmann
Proceedings Volume 8992, 89920C (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2036336
KEYWORDS: Carbon monoxide, Mirrors, Absorption, Mid-IR, Silicon, Fabry–Perot interferometry, Interferometers, Tunable filters, Sensors, Spectroscopy

Proceedings Article | 7 March 2014 Paper
A. Rissanen, R. Mannila, M. Tuohiniemi, A. Akujärvi, J. Antila
Proceedings Volume 8977, 89770X (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2035732
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Microopto electromechanical systems, Sensors, Silicon, Etching, Fabry–Perot interferometry, Low pressure chemical vapor deposition, Near infrared, Thin films, Reflectors

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