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Description of research and teaching

Research: mineralogy, igneous petrology, petrology of Proterozoic granitic rocks and massif-type anorthosites, Precambrian bedrock geology, isotope geochemistry (U-Pb dating and isotopic tracer applications: Sm-Nd, O, Pb-Pb, Rb-Sr)

Teaching: mineralogy, petrology, petrography, bedrock mapping

Education information

PhD, 2012
Petrology and Bedrock geology
University of Helsinki


  • 1171 Geosciences
  • geology
  • petrology
  • bedrock geology
  • isotope geology
  • geochemistry

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2007 2019

Tracing the styles of mafic-felsic magma interaction: A case study from the Ahvenisto igneous complex, Finland

Fred, R., Heinonen, A. & Heikkila, P., 2019, In : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland . 91, p. 5-33 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Refraction seismic studies along the Kokkola-Kymi transect, Central Fennoscandia

Väkevä, L. S. O., Tiira, T., Janik, T., Veikkolainen, T. H. K., Skrzynik, T., Heinonen, A. P., Komminaho, K. J. & Korja, A., 2018, Lithosphere 2018. Tenth symposium on structure, composition and evolution of the lithosphere. Programme and extended abstracts.. Oulu: Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki, Vol. 10. p. 127-130

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

Projects 2012 2021


K.H. Renlundin Säätiön pro gradu -palkinto

Aku Heinonen (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prizes and awards

Paras geologian alan väitöskirja Suomessa 2011-2012

Aku Heinonen (Recipient), Mar 2012

Prize: Prizes and awards

Pikku Karhu -palkinto

Aku Heinonen (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prizes and awards

Vuoden opettaja -palkinto 2018, Vasara Ry

Aku Heinonen (Recipient), Mar 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2008 2019

Geologi (Journal)

Aku Heinonen (Editor in chief)
1 Jan 201331 Dec 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of communication journal

University of Leeds

Aku Heinonen (Visiting researcher)
3 Jun 201314 Jun 2013

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

VII Hutton symposium on granites and related rocks

Aku Heinonen (Speaker: Presenter)
4 Jul 20119 Jul 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Cambridge University Press (Publisher)

Aku Heinonen (Reviewer)
Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Pro gradu -työn ohjaus

Aku Heinonen (Supervisor)
Feb 2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Press / Media


Aku Heinonen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media