CV

CURRICULUM VITAE

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I am currently an associate professor of space physics at the University of Helsinki (UH). I have strong  and long-time experience in studying and modelling solar eruptions using both solar and  interplanetary observations, including also their effects in the Earth’s magnetosphere. Now my research focus is shifting more towards their initiation at the Sun and early evolution in the solar corona.  I am  extending my research to study their effects on planetary magnetospheres, in particular at Mercury.  I am an active publisher.  I have over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and ISI-H index 20. I also have a very active and wide international collaboration network. 

I have solid leadership/supervising experience and have obtained successfully research funding. I got an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2016 for the project “Unravelling the Structure and Evolution of Solar Magnetic Flux Ropes and Their Magnetosheaths (SolMAG)”. I am a team leader of Finnish Centre of Excellence of Research in Sustainable Space and co-PI of Academy of Finland funded consortium SMASH. My other most important past/currently active research projects include Academy of Finland Research Fellowship project (2009-2015, PI),  EU/FP7 HELCATS project (2014-2017, local task leader), Academy of Finland Consortium SWIFT (2014-2017, Co-PI), and  UH Three Years Research Grant Project (PI). I have supervised over 20 post-docs, PhD students, and MSc/BSc theses and I participate actively in institutional responsibilities at UH.

I have lectured/am lecturing several master’s level courses on plasma physics and their space applications, and electromagnetisms for the first year students. I also take very actively part in science outreach, e.g., visit schools, give public seminars, organise outreach events and tweet actively (http://@EmiliaKilpua)