CV Hilkka Timonen

Title Head of Aerosol Composition research group
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, PL 503, FIN-00101 Helsinki, Finland
Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, Helsinki
Phone number +358-50-3802864

Fields of expertise

  • Atmospheric aerosol and emission studies

  • Aerosol composition, primary and secondary emissions

  • Carbonaceous aerosols, Black carbon, Brown carbon

  • Aerosol mass spectrometry

  • Low-cost sensors


  • Business Finland/BC Footprint, BC emissions, atmospheric concentrations and metrics;

  • H2020/RI-URBANs, Research Infrastructures Services Reinforcing Air Quality Monitoring Capacities in European Urban & Industrial AreaS

  • Jane ja Aatto Erkko Foundation/ Proof-of-Concept: Compact and precise sensor for global black carbon monitoring

  • H2020/SCIPPER, Shipping Contributions to Inland Pollution Push for the Enforcement of Regulations,

University and other degrees

  • Docent (Aerosol physics/aerosol composition analysis), Tampere University of Technology, 1.7.2016

  • Ph.D in physics, University of Helsinki 2011

  • M.Sc. in chemistry, University of Eastern Finland

Previous professional appointments

  • Senior research scientist at Finnish Meteorological institute, 2013-2020

  • Visiting scientist at VTT Technical Research centre, 01.10.-31.12.2016

  • Post-doctoral scientist at University of Washington, USA, 2011 – 2013

  • Research scientist at Finnish Meteorological institute, Helsinki, Finland 2004 – 2011

  • Researcher at Disperse Technologies plc., UK, 2001-2002

  • Teaching assistant at University of Helsinki, 2000-2001

List of publications