• Ainijärventie 114

    00014

    Finland

20062021

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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum Vitae                                                      3.12.2020

 1.     Personal details

Värriö sub-arctic research station

Ainijärventie 114, 98840 Ruuvaoja, Finland

 2.     Web-addresses

  • Title of Docent, University of Helsinki, Physics, 30th Oct 2015.
  • PhD, University of Helsinki, Physics, 29th Oct 2010. Doctoral thesis: Insights into Atmospheric Nucleation, grade: ‘Laudatur’ (highest possible grade given to 2% of theses).
  • MSc, University of Helsinki, Physics, 24th Feb 2006.

 4.     Other studies

  • Basic studies in university pedagogy 10 ECT, University of Helsinki 2020
  • Electrical engineering, 2 years, Tampere polytechnic University, 1999 – 2001.
  • Mechanic in automation technique, Tampereen Ammattioppilaitos, Tampere, Finland, 1998.
  • Upper secondary school graduate, Tampereen Aikuislukio, Tampere, Finland, 1998.

 5. Current employment

  • Associate Professor (1.10.2017 – ) and Head of Värriö Sub-Arctic Research Station (1.1.2020 – ), Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, INAR, University of Helsinki. Salla, Finland.
  • Leader and founder of Polar and Arctic Atmospheric Research group (‘PANDA’) at INAR.
  • also: Finnish Academy Research fellow (1.9.2016 –31.8.2021).
  1. Previous work experience
  • Assistant Professor 1.10.2015 –1.10.2017, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki.
  • Post-doctoral researcher. 1.7.2011 – 31.9.2015, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki.
  • Laboratory Engineer 1.11.2010 – 31.6.2011, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki.
  • Researcher. 1.1.2009 – 6.7.2009, Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung, Leipzig, Germany.
  • PhD student 1.3.2006 – 31.12.2008 and 7.7.2009 – 31.10.2010, Helsinki Institute of Physics.
  • Research assistant 6/2004 – 2/2006, 6/2003 – 8/2003, 6/2002 – 8/2002. Dept. Physics, Univ. Helsinki.
  • Trainee, 6/2001 – 8/2001, Nokia Networks Ltd, Espoo.
  • Electrician, 6/2000-8/2000, Nokian teollisuusapu OY, Nokia.         
  • Electrician, 2/1999-7/1999, Kuljetinsähkö OY, Tampere.
  • Parental leave, 9/2003 – 5/2004.
  • Military service, Artillery, Tykistöprikaati, Niinisalo, 1/1998 – 7/1998.
  1. Research funding as PI
  • Total external funding as PI: 4.5 Million EUR.
  • Academy of Finland 292 392 EUR “Antarctic Climate Forcing Aerosol”, 1.1.2021 – 31.12.2024.
  • Academy of Finland 277 373 EUR “Consistent and Mobile Direct Observation of Cluster Formation in Diverse European Environmental Zones” 1.9.2017 – 31.8.2021.
  • European Research Council 1 950 000 EUR. “Molecular steps of gas to particle conversion:  From oxidation to precursors, clusters and secondary aerosol particles (GASPARCON)”, 1.2.2017 – 31.1.2022.
  • Academy of Finland 140 000 EUR: “Molecular steps of gas to particle conversion” - research costs 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2021.
  • Academy of Finland 210 000 EUR: “Molecular steps of gas to particle conversion” - research costs 01.09.2016 - 31.08.2019.
  • Academy of Finland 434 485 EUR: “Molecular steps of gas to particle conversion” – Academy research fellowship, 01.09.2016 - 31.08.2021.
    • Business Finland (previosuly Tekes) 700 000 EUR: Tutkimusideoista uutta tietoa ja liiketoimintaa: ”APCI teknologia CBRNE markkinalle / APCI technology to CBRNE market” 1.8.2014 - 31.7.2016.
    • Business Finland (Tekes) 219 234 EUR: Tutkimusideoista uutta tietoa ja liiketoimintaa: ”APCI-teknologian kaupallistaminen / Commercialization of APCI-technology” 1.7.2012-31.12.2013.
    • Academy of Finland 286 887 EUR: “Nucleation of particles and ice in the atmosphere: from surface layer to upper troposphere” postdoctoral researcher position 1.9.2011-31.8.2014, 2011.
    • Few smaller grants incl: INTERACT – TNA 11 800 EUR 2016, Kone-foundation 10 200 EUR, 2008, Otto Malm-foundation 3000 EUR, 2008. Travel grants: Väisälä-foundation 2009, Univ. Helsinki Chanchelor travel grant 2008, 2010).
  1. Publication record
  • Clarivate Analytics (earlier Thompson Reuters) Highly Cited Scientist 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • 113 peer reviewed publications in international journals out of which Nature: 8, Science: 6
  • First author in one Science and one Nature publication.
  • 8 first, 10 second and 6 last author publications (plus 3 last-author in press).
  • Total number of citations: 8949, H-index: 49
  1. Innovation record

 10.  Research supervision and leadership

  • 2020 – cont. The head of Värriö Subarctic Research station in Salla, Finnish Lapland (6 full time employees).
  • Leader 2015 – cont. (shared 2020 ->) of “Polar and Arctic Atmospheric Research” group (PANDA), which I established in 2015 comprising 12 members (myself, research coordinator, 4 post-doctoral researchers, 5 PhD students, 2 MSc students).
  • PI of Finnish Academy funded Research Fellow position and 2 other Finnish academy projects.
  • Holder of a European Research Council Starting Grant (ERC-StG).
  • PI of a large Business Finland (formerly TEKES) funded projects employing several persons.
  • Officially supervised 6 MSc and 4 PhD students to completion. Currently supervising 2 MSc and 4 PhD works.

 

  1. Merits in teaching

 

  • Lectured 11 full University courses (5 ECT each) at the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki:

-       2013 – 2019 (yearly) Aerosol physics I (5 ECT)

-       2016 & 2017 Laboratory works II (5ECT)

-       2016 Laboratory works I (5ECT)

-       2013 Transport Phenomena (5 ECT)

  • Other teaching experience

-       2012 – 2013 Supervising 2nd to 3rd year undergraduate laboratory exercises, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki.

-       2006 – 2008 Supervising 4th to 5th year undergraduate laboratory exercises, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki.

-       2008 – 2017 Eight visiting lectures on intensive courses at Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station, University of Helsinki and Stockholm University.

-       2010 Assistant on “Intensive course on atmospheric aerosols”, Abisko, Sweden (5 ECT credits, 1 week).

-       2007 Assistant on intensive course “Aerosol measurement techniques”, Hyytiälä, Finland (5 ECT credits, 1 week)

-       2006 Assistant on course “Aerosol measurement technique” (5 ECT credits, 14 hours)

  • Supervised 4 PhD, 6 MSc theses and 2 Bachelor theses to completion, currently supervising 4 PhD theses and 2 MSc theses.
  • Studied basics (10 ECT) of University Pedagogy.
  1. Awards, prizes and honours
  • GaEF “Marian Smoluchowski Award for Aerosol Research” 2017.
  • Finnish Association for Aerosol Research “Award for excellent work in aerosol science” 2011.
  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Scientist 2020
  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Scientist 2019
  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Scientist 2018
  1. Other academic merits
  • Associate Editor for Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.
  • Referee for multiple scientific journals, incl. Science Advances, Nature Communications, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheric Research, Atmospheric Environment and Aerosol Science & Technology.
  • Opponent in PhD examination of Sampo Saari, Tampere Technical University, Finland 2015. Pre-examiner of Riikka Räsänen Univ. Helsinki, 2017.
  • Invited lectures abroad in major conferences: American Association of Aerosol Research 2014 Conference, Oct, 2014, Orlando, USA. (Few other, without possibility to accept.)
  • Participated and organized several field expeditions, including polar expeditions to Aboa, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica (2014 – 2015); Station Nord, Greenland (2015); Marambio Base, Antarctica (2017-2018); Ny Ålesund, Svalbard (2017-2020); Neumayer III, Antarctica (2018) as well as field campaigns in Europe – Ireland, Hungary, Finland, Greece. Also contributed to organizations of MOSAIc expedition 2019-2020 and involved in CERN CLOUD experiment since 2006.
  • Steering Board member SIOS (Svalbard Integrated Observation System) ESFRI IP – Project 2017-2018.
  • One of two Finnish representatives in Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Physical Sciences Group 2017-2020.
  • University of Helsinki representative in SIOS (Svalbard Integrated Observation System) 2018 -
  1. Societal impact and other merits
  • Co-founder of Helsinki Aerosol Consulting Oy/Ltd (2008), Airmodus Oy/Ltd (2010), Karsa Oy/Ltd (2016), HSolutions Oy/Ltd (2016). Airmodus Oy (www.airmodus.fi) and Karsa Oy (www.karsa.fi) are spinoff-companies of University of Helsinki that largely base on innovations listed in my patent portfolio.
  •   Board member of Helsinki Aerosol Consulting Oy/Ltd. (2008-2010), Airmodus Oy/Ltd. (2010 - 2016), Karsa Oy/Ltd (2016), HSolutions Oy/Ltd (2016-cont, chairman of the board of directors).
    • Several appearances in public media (TV, radio, newspapers and magazine journals). Lectures for elementary and high school students, etc.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Fysiikka, Dosentti

Award Date: 30 Oct 2015

Physics, PhD

Award Date: 19 Oct 2010

Fields of Science

  • 114 Physical sciences

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.