PLENARY
SPEAKERS

Hanna Vehkamäki

Professor, University of Helsinki

Hanna Vehkamäki completed her PhD in theoretical physics at the University of Helsinki, Finland 1998. After that she worked for two years at University College London, UK. She returned to the University of Helsinki 2000, and was appointed a professor in computational aerosol physics 2009. Since 2001 she has been leading a research group focusing on computational studies of molecular cluster formation in the atmosphere leading to aerosol particle formation. She has has received an ERC starting grant 2009 and an ERC advanced grant 2015. She is currently the director of Research Council of Finland Centre of Excellence ‘Virtual Laboratory for Molecular Level Atmospheric Transformations’ 2022-2029 and the vice dean responsible for equality and work well-being at the Faculty of Science.

Adam Boies

Professor, Cambridge University

Adam Boies is Professor of Nanomaterials and Aerosol Engineering and Head of the Energy Faculty Group at the Cambridge University Engineering Department. His research focuses on characterizing the evolution, dynamics and impacts of gas-phase nanoparticles with an emphasis on energy applications, aerosol instrumentation and emissions. He is director of the Advanced Nanotube Application and Manufacturing (ANAM) Initiative and is Partnership Director of the Aerosol Doctoral Training Centre. He is a Fellow of Trinity College and has over 100 publications and 15 patents. His group has prized innovation and has produced three spin-outs, where he serves as Research Director for Catalytic Instruments and as a co-founder of Echion Technologies and AetoSense.

Andre Prevot

Professor, Paul Scherrer Institut

Andre Prevot is a leading scientist in the fields of source apportionment and atmospheric aging studies. Highlights include advanced analyses of winter haze regarding sources, formation of secondary organic aerosols and health impacts in China, India and Europe. He is heading the group of Air Pollution Sources in the Laboratory of Atmospheric chemistry at the Paul Scherrer Institute since 2000 and is adjunct professor at ETH Zurich. He has published more than 460 peer-reviewed publications and was awarded a highly cited researcher by Clarivate every year since 2014. He co-supervised more than 70 PhD students and 30 postdocs.

Ulla Wandinger

Deputy Head, TROPOS

Ulla Wandinger is Deputy Head of the Department of Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Processes at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) in Leipzig, Germany. She studied physics and received her PhD in 1994 from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Since then, she has worked on the development of lidar instruments and the investigation of tropospheric and stratospheric processes with remote sensing techniques and has published more than 160 papers. She has participated in several international field experiments and was involved in the establishment of the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET) and the Aerosol, Clouds, and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure (ACTRIS). She is the coordinator of the German ACTRIS consortium and a member of the European ACTRIS Research Infrastructure Committee. For the European Space Agency, she has conducted studies on spaceborne lidar instruments and worked on the development of satellite retrieval algorithms for the Earth Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE). She is also a long-standing member of the EarthCARE Mission Advisory Group.

Jakob Löndahl

Professor, Lund University

The association between inhaled particles and lung disease is one of the most intriguing areas of aerosol science. This is also the main research interest for Jakob Löndahl, Professor in aerosol technology at Lund University in Sweden, and serving as the director of the Aerosol and Climate Laboratory in Lund. He has spent most of his research career in close collaboration with lung medicine, infection control, and clinical microbiology, delving into the many mysteries around airborne transmission of infectious diseases and inhalation of aerosols. Löndahl obtained a PhD in physics in 2009 and thereafter conducted postdoctoral studies on bioaerosols at McGill University, Canada, and Aarhus University, Denmark. Together with Professor Per Wollmer, he is the inventor of the Airspace Dimension Assessment (AiDA) technique – a new method for the detection of lung disease that has been awarded several prizes. When not occupied with science, Löndahl may be found trying to catch up with his children at the local athletics center.

EAC2024 – Tampere, Finland