Markku Kulmala - Biography#

Professor Markku Kulmala is the Head of Division of Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Helsinki, and the leader of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Meteorology of Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change. The research unit consists of 150 scientists. M. Kulmala has also been the head of two Nordic centres of Excellence (Research Unit on Biosphere – Aerosol – Cloud – Climate Interactions and Cryosphere-Atmosphere Interactions in a Changing Arctic Climate) as well as the corresponding NordForsk Graduate school (Carbon - Biosphere – Aerosol – Cloud – Climate Interactions). He has also coordinated the European Integrated project on Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality Interactions (EUCAARI), and participated in 30 other EU-projects, four of which as co-ordinator and 20 as PI. In his nearest research environment, M. Kulmala leads a research group in Aerosol and Environmental Physics consisting of 60 people, among them 5 professors from abroad.

M. Kulmala has published over 600 original research papers; 8 of which in Nature, 11 in Science and 6 in Physical Review Letters. According to the ISI Web of Knowledge, Kulmala is 1st in the Citation Ranking in Geosciences (since 1.5.2011). His H-factor is 61. The total number of citations is over 15000 (from over 5000 different papers).

M. Kulmala has a long and successful experience in research training. Under his supervision, 48 doctors have been educated, of which 9 (Vesala, Laaksonen, Hämeri, Kerminen, Lazaridis, Buzorius, Vehkamäki, Hussein, Riipinen) currently act as professors at various Universities and Institutions. The Laboratory of Aerosol and Environmental Physics offers more than 60 ECTS in postgraduate studies, with some of the courses being organised jointly with other universities and departments.

For his extended CV and full publication list see
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