Meet the new SIOS director!

SIOS-KC is happy to announce that our new director, Heikki Lihavainen (46) from Finland, will commence his work on 1 April 2018.

Heikki Lihavainen has been working at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) since 1996. He obtained his PhD in 2000 in aerosol physics, after which he spent some years working for the private sector. His latest position at FMI was as head of the Atmospheric Composition Research Unit. He was appointed to research professor in 2017. His responsibility was to develop the Pallas Atmosphere-Ecosystem Supersite and several other stations in Finland and abroad. He has also been involved in developing the ACTRIS and ICOS research infrastructures.

He writes:


I am looking forward coming on board SIOS. I got my PhD from experimental aerosol physics and have worked with experimental devices and combining experiments with satellite retrievals and modelling all my career. I have always loved all kind of experimental devices and systems and how they can reveal us secrets of Mother Nature. I got attracted to holistic approach of SIOS, I think there is a huge potential to really make an impact in many arenas with SIOS.

Welcome to SIOS Heikki!