CV Anu Heikkilä

Title Senior research scientist
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, POB 503, 00101 Helsinki FINLAND
Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki FINLAND
Phone number +358 29 539 4151

Fields of expertise

  • Solar UV radiation

  • Artificial UV radiation

  • Measurement and modeling of UV radiation

  • Effects of UV radiation

  • Solar UV radiation and human health: UV index forecasting and sun awareness

  • Instrumentation and metrology of solar radiation measurements

  • Spectroscopy

  • Scientific data management

University and other degrees

  • PhD, Physics, University of Helsinki, 2014 Title of PhD Thesis: Methods for Assessing Degrading Effects of UV Radiation on Materials

  • Diploma in Leadership and Management (68 cr), University of Helsinki, 2013

  • MSc, Physics, University of Helsinki, 1995 Title of MSc Thesis: Bentseeni-jodi-kompleksin muodostumisreaktion tasapainovakion ja eliniän määritys spektroskopian keinoin (Determination of Equilibrium Constant and Life-Time of Benzene-Iodine Complex by Means of Spectroscopy)

Previous professional appointments

  • Senior research scientist, Finnish Meteorological Institute, 2005 -

  • Research scientist, Finnish Meteorological Institute, 1996-2004

  • Part-time teacher, University of Helsinki, 1990; 1993-1994

  • ADP Consultant, Helsinki City Health Department, 1992-1996

  • Research assistant, University of Helsinki, 1994

Other professional activities

  • Member of the SAG-UV (Scientific Advisory Group of UV Radiation) of WMO/GAW (World Meteorological Organization / Global Atmosphere Watch)

  • Member of UNEP/EEAP (United Nations Environment Program / Environmental Effects Assessment Panel)

  • Member of the Management Committee of COST Action ES1207 EUBREWNET

  • Member of the UV Technology Group of COST Action FA0906 UV4Growth (UVB radiation: A specific regulator of plant growth and food quality in a changing climate, 2011-2014)

  • Member of the International Association for Plant UV Research UV4Plants