Markku Tapio Kulmala#


Markku Kulmala
Email:markku.kulmala 'at' helsinki.fi
Membership Number:3278
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FINLAND
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:mkulmala
Homepage: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/fellow/kulmala.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1996 - Professor, University of Helsinki
  • 1993 - Docent, University of Kuopio
  • 1990 - Head of Laboratory of Aerosol and Environmental Physics, University of Helsinki
  • 2001 - Head of the Division of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Helsinki
  • 2004-2009, 2011- Academy Professor, The Academy of Finland
  • 2009-2010 King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Visiting professor in Environmental ScienceUniversity of Stockholm, ITM and University of Lund, Department of Physics and Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystems Analysis
  • 2010 - Chair Integrated Land Ecosystem – Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS)
  • 2006-2010 EUCAARI, Coordinator

Fields of Scholarship
  • Atmospheric sciences, physics, chemistry, earth system science, biosphee-aerosol-cloud-climate interactions
  • Formation and growth mechanisms of atmospheric aerosols, aerosol dynamics, dynamics of atmospheric clusters
  • Aerosol-cloud-climate interactions
  • The effect of secondary biogenic aerosols on global aerosol load
  • The relationships between the atmosphere/climate and different ecosystems, particularly the Boreal Forest
  • Climate – air quality interactions

Honours and Awards
  • 1988 The Finnish Aerosol Award for theoretical work in aerosol science, Sipoo 21.6.1988, the Finnish Association for Aerosol Research.;
  • 1989 NOSA Aerosologist 1989, Copenhagen 9.11.1989, Nordic Society for Aerosol Research;
  • 1994 KATL Award for University assistants, Helsinki 9.4.1994.;
  • 1997 GAeF Marian Smoluchowski Award for Aerosol Research, Hamburg 17.9.1997, Gesellschaft fur Aerosolforschung.
  • 2003 The World Cultural Council, Honorary Member, Helsinki 17.11. 2003,
  • 2003 The Finnish Science Award, Helsinki 18.11 2003.
  • 2004 The International Aerosol Fellow Award, Budabest 8.9. 2004.
  • 2004 Honorary member of the Committee on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols, 29.7.2004, Kyoto, Japan;
  • 2005 Doctor of Natural Sciences, Honorus Causa, University of Stockholm, 30.9. 2005;
  • 2007 Wilhelm Bjerkenes medal (EGU), 17.4. 2007;
  • 2008 Honorary Chair, Finnish Association for Aerosol Research, 30.10. 2008;
  • 2008 Doctor, Honorus Causa, University of Tartu, 1.12. 2008.
  • 2009 Fellow, American Geophysical Union, May 2009,
  • 2010 Fuchs Memorial Award (American Association for Aerosol Research, Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung, Japan Association of Aerosol Science and Technology), Helsinki 1.9.2010.
  • 2004- Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, member
  • 2007- The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, member
  • 2009-2013 ERC AdG

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