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FI-00014 University of Helsinki

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Division of Geology

Kuva: Ville Rinne

Division of Geology
Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 ( Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

The Division of Geology is located at the Kumpula campus, on the ground floor of the Physicum building, in the C-wing.

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Personnel alumni

Kähkönen Kähkönen, Yrjö, Ph.D.
University lecturer, retired
+358 50 4156680
Teaching: structural geology, petrology, field geology
Research: Precambrian Geology and Geochemistry, Paleovolcanology
Torvela Torvela, Taija, Ph.D.
University lecturer, adjunct professor
Teaching: structural geology, field courses, 3D modelling
Research: shear zones, mid-crustal flow in orogeneses, application of structural geology to interpreting seismic reflection data
Törnroos Törnroos, Ragnar, Ph.D.
Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, retired
Teaching and research:Economic geology, Mineralogy, Crystallography

Ph.D. alumni

Research: palaeolimnology, palaeoecology, fossil Cladocera and diatoms
arppe Arppe, Laura, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher
Research: Stable isotope paleoclimatology, - ecology and -oceanography
Fang Fang, Keyan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher
Research and teaching: Paleoclimatology and paleoecology, Holocene treeline dynamics and the interactions with climate
Heikkilä Heikkilä, Maija, Ph.D.
Research: paleoclimatology and -ecology, pollen analysis, sediment isotope tracers
Heilimo Heilimo, Esa, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher
Teaching: petrology, fieldgeology
Research: sanukitoids, TTGs, geochemistry, petrology, isotopegeology
Heinonen Heinonen, Jussi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher
Teaching: petrography (thin section studies), petrology , structural geology, bedrock mapping
Research: ferropicrites, continental flood basalts, Earth's mantle, petrology, geochemistry
Kubischta Kubischta, Frauke, Ph.D.
Teaching: Quaternary foraminifers
Research: Quaternary foraminifers, sedimentology, palaeoenvironmental reconstructions
Kurhila Kurhila, Matti, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher
Teaching: petrology
Research: geochronology, geochemistry of radiogenic isotopes
Liu Liu, Liping, Ph. D.
Postdoctoral researcher
Located at present:
Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research: mammalian paleontology, East-Asian Neogene
Mirzaei Mirzaei Ataabadi, Majid, Ph.D.
Located at present:
Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Rinne Rinne, Katja, Pd.D.
Postdoctoral researcher