CV Mia Aarnio neé Pohjola

Title Research scientist
Postal address PL 503, FI-00101 Helsinki
Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, FI-00560 Helsinki
Phone number Phone number +358(0)295395457 Mobile +358(0)503802849

Fields of expertise

Dr. Mia Aarnio has worked as a research scientist at the Finnish Meteorological Institute since 1999. Her expertise is on mathematical modelling and atmospheric physics; particularly evaluation of urban air quality, the dispersion of pollution from traffic with specific focus on particulate matter. Currently she is working in application of Computational Fluid Dynamics, specifically in Large-Eddy Simulation of urban air quality problems.  Her doctor's thesis (2006) dealt with atmospheric dispersion modelling of urban air quality and particle number concentration modelling including dispersion and aerosol processes. Dr. Aarnio is the author of 81 scientific publications; 21 of these in refereed international journals. She has given 18 presentations at scientific conferences.

University and other degrees

  • M. Sc.(Eng), Metallurgy, Helsinki University of Technology, 1996

  • Lic.Tech., Metallurgy, Helsinki University of Technology, 2001

  • Ph.D, Physics, University of Helsinki, 2006

Previous professional appointments

  • Helsinki University of Technology: - Laboratory of Metallurgy, research assistant, 1995-1996 - Laboratory of Metallurgy, research scientist, 1996-1999

  • Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan - Laboratory of Materials Science, researcher, 1996 (3 months)