CV Jaakko Kukkonen
Fields of expertise
Prof. Kukkonen has worked as a research professor at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) since 2005. He has also been a Docent (Adj. Prof.) in Physics at the University of Helsinki since 1992, and a Visiting Professor in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire in U.K, since 2002. Prof. Kukkonen is the author of more than 500 scientific publications; more than 150 of these are peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals. His h-index is 51, with more than 8600 citations (Google Scholar). He currently leads a Horizon 2020 project called “Evaluation, control and Mitigation of the EnviRonmental impacts of shippinG Emissions (EMERGE)”. He has led also numerous other national and international research projects, participated in more than 24 EU projects and has procured more than 8 M€ in research income. He has worked on atmospheric physics and chemistry, including especially the development, evaluation and application of mathematical models. He has also worked as the Head of Air Quality Research Department (which included more than 60 persons) at the FMI for a decade, 2004–2013, and as a Deputy Director of Research of the FMI, during 2005–2013.
Transport related Air Pollution and Health impacts – Integrated Methodologies for Assessing Particulate Matter (TRANSPHORM), 2010–2014.
Health and Environment Network, HENVINET. Coordination action, European Union, 2007–2010.
Megacities: Emissions, urban, regional and Global Atmospheric POLlution and climate effects, and Integrated tools for assessment and mitigation MEGAPOLI, 2008–2011.
COST action ES0602 "Towards a European Network on Chemical Weather Forecasting and Information Systems (ENCWF)", 2007–2011.
The development of the consequence model for hazardous substances ESCAPE for the needs of fire rescue authorities, 2013–2015. Funding by the Fire Protection Fund in Finland. https://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/chemical-accident-model, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.11.050
The Influence of Air Pollution, Pollen and Ambient Temperature on Asthma and Allergies in Changing Climate (APTA), 2013–2017. Funding by the Academy of Finland. http://www.oulu.fi/apta-en/
Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate Interim Implementation - MACC-II, 2011–2014.
Pan-European Gas-AeroSOls-climate interaction Study, PEGASOS, 2011–2014.
Non-exhaust road traffic induced particle emissions - Evaluating the effect of mitigation measures on air quality and exposure (NORTRIP-2), Nordic Council of Ministers, 2013–2015.
Integrated assessment of meteorology and air quality in Helsinki, using air-quality supersites and a meteorological observation network, 2015–2017. Nessling foundation.
Understanding the link between Air pollution and Distribution of related Health Impacts and Welfare in the Nordic countries, 2015–2018, NordicWelfAir, funded by Nordforsk. http://projects.au.dk/nordicwelfair/
Environmental impact assessment of airborne particulate matter: the effects of abatement and management strategies (BATMAN), 2015–2018.
The assessment of the dispersion of pollutants from fires, for the needs of rescue services, 2017–2019. Funded by the Fire Protection Fund in Finland.
The assessment of the dispersion of pollutants from fires, for the needs of rescue services, 2017–2019. Funding granted by the Fire Protection Fund. doi:10.5194/gmd-7-2663-2014
Global health risks related to atmospheric composition and weather (GLORIA). Consortium, principal investigators Jouni Jaakkola (University of Oulu) and Jaakko Kukkonen. 2017–2021, funding by Academy of Finland. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8041-2018
Evaluation, control and Mitigation of the EnviRonmental impacts of shippinG Emissions (EMERGE), 2020–2024. Funding: European Commission, Horizon 2020 Programme. J. Kukkonen is the project coordinator. https://emerge-h2020.eu/
Exposure to heat and air pollution in EUrope – cardio-pulmonary impacts and benefits of mitigation and adaptation (EXHAUSTION), 2019–2023. https://www.exhaustion.eu/
University and other degrees
M. Sc., Physics, University of Helsinki, 1986
Doctor, Physics, University of Helsinki, 1990
Docent, Physics, University of Helsinki, 1992
Previous professional appointments
Finnish Meteorological Institute, 1986–present:
Head of Air Quality Research, 2004–2013
Deputy Director of Research, 2005–2013
Research Manager and Manager of Research team on Dispersion Modelling, 1997–2004
Acting Director of Air Physics Division, 1992–1995
Manager of Research Section, 1992–1993, 1995, 1996–1998
Research scientist and senior research scientist, 1986–1991
University of Helsinki (UH), Department of Physics, 1982–1985:
Research assistant and research scientist, Environmental Physics Laboratory, 1983–1985
Teacher and assistant in various courses in physics, 1982–1985
List of publications
Prof. Kukkonen is the author of more than 500 scientific publications; more than 158 of these are peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals. His h-index is 51 in Google Scholar; with more than 8600 citations.
List of publications pdf (in April 2021)