Division of Biogeoscience
Division of Geology and Geochemistry
Division of Urban Geograpahy and Regional Studies
Study Office

P.O. Box 64
(Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Department Office
Institute of Seismology

P.O. Box 68
(Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

phone +358 294 1911 (university exchange)
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Laboratories and Facilities


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Head of Department

Karhu Karhu, Juha, Ph.D.
Professor of Geology and Mineralogy




maapallo Johansson, Tino
Research Coordinator
+358 2941 50825, +358 50 448 9425

Jylhä, Markus
Geopiste, Luma-keskus
+358 2941 51623, +358 50 448 8821

Student Office

The Student Office is located at the Kumpula campus, on the ground floor of the Physicum building, in the A-wing in room A122.

Kosonen Kosonen, Katariina, Ph.D.
Academic affairs officer, student advising/geography
+358 2941 50788
history of cartography, cartographic communication, methodology
kotilainen Kotilainen, Mia, Ph.D.
Academic affairs officer, student advising/geology
+358 2941 50827
sedimentology, luminescence dating

Laboratory Personnel

Laboratory personnel is located at the Kumpula campus, on the ground floor of the Physicum building, in the C-wing.

Environmental laboratories:
Virkanen Virkanen, Juhani, Ph.D.
Laboratory engineer
+358 2941 50769, +358 40 704 1830
Specialities: Physical geography, Chemical analyses
Reijola Reijola, Hanna, Bachelor of Laboratory Sciences
Laboratory Assistant
+358 2941 50764
laboratory analysis
Vaahtojärvi Vaahtojärvi, Tuija, B.Sc.
+358 2941 50831
Mineralogical laboratories:

Heikkilä, Pasi, M.Sc.
University Instructor
+358 2941 50806
Mineralogical laboratories

Michallik, Radoslaw M., Dipl.-Min.
Laboratory Engineer
02941 50841
microbeam laboratory, sample preparation