Docent Juha Kangasluoma has specialised in research on aerosol measurements and related physical-chemical phenomena. Kangasluoma defended his doctoral thesis in aerosol physics at the University of Helsinki in 2015, and has subsequently worked e.g. as an R&D scientist at Karsa Oy and as visiting researcher in the Beijing University of Chemical Technology as a visiting scientist for establishing an atmospheric research station in Beijing, besides working at the University of Helsinki. With his research group at the University of Helsinki, Kangasluoma has developed measurement methodologies in his field, such as aerosol number and size distribution instruments, and cluster synthesis and characterization methods, as well as cooperating with instrument manufacturers.
In her research, physicist Katrianne Lehtipalo focuses on measuring aerosol nanoparticles and the formation processes of particles in the atmosphere. Lehtipalo defended her thesis on aerosol physics at the University of Helsinki in 2011, and then worked as post-doc researcher at the University of Helsinki and as visiting researcher at the Paul Scherrer institute in Switzerland. Since 2018, Lehtipalo has worked as associate professor and since 2023 as professor at INAR at the University of Helsinki and at the Finnish Meteorological Institute. Lehtipalo has received honours such as the Vaisala Prize of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters in 2022.
University Lecturer in atmosphere sciences, Laura Riuttanen, PhD, is the INAR coordinator of Climate University, a national university network for education in climate and sustainability. She has participated in developing and teaching many popular online climate and sustainability courses, such as Ilmasto.nyt and Leadership for sustainable change, and establishing the European network for climate teaching, Climademy, and a new specialist training programme for climate experts. She is a meteorologist and studied the effects of air pollutants on the climate in her doctoral research. Today, she is the head of a research group in climate competence at the University of Helsinki.