Head Office Staff

Eija Juurola

Interim ACTRIS Director General

Eija Juurola

Currently acting as the Interim ACTRIS Director General and leader of the Interim ACTRIS Head Office, she has more than 9 years of experience in research infrastructure construction, governance, development, and management of operations.

Paolo Laj

ACTRIS Scientific Chair

Paolo Laj

He has been involved in the establishment of ACTRIS for more than 20 years. His research focuses on atmospheric composition variability and trends and authored more than 150 scientific papers. He currently serves in the GAW/WMO SSC and in the GCOS AOPC panel.

Niku Kivekäs

Senior Officer, Operations

Niku Kivekäs

Niku has a background in aerosol- and cloud research and has been setting up ACTRIS and its Head Office since 2014. He coordinates the interactions and planning and reporting of activities between ACTRIS Head Office, Central Facilities and National Facilities.  

Carmela Cornacchia

Senior Technologist

Carmela Cornacchia

She has a PhD at the University of Basilicata in water vapor and aerosol remote sensing. She collected long experience in promoting projects in collaboration with the private sector. She has been involved in ACTRIS starting from the ESFRI process preparation in 2015. 

Giulia Saponaro

Senior Officer, Communications

Giulia Saponaro

Giulia manages the organization’s communications and outreach. She is currently involved in the EU projects ATMO-ACCESS, RI-URBANS, and ENVRINNOV. Giulia holds a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences and an MBA in business communication and strategic management.

Rosa Petracca

Project Manager

Rosa Petracca

To be added.

Anna Salonen

Senior Officer, Administration

Anna Salonen

With 14 years of experience in public administration, finances and research funding, her main duties include financial planning and financial management, and the development and implementation of HR processes in ACTRIS ERIC. She is also involved in EU projects.

Giuseppe Gargano

Project Manager

Giuseppe Gargano

To be added.

Silja Häme

Research Coordinator

Silja Häme

She has a PhD in atmospheric aerosol research and has participated in ACTRIS preparations and implementation by performing administrative and development tasks since 2017.

Mikhail Paramonov

Project Manager

Mikhail Paramonov

He has PhD from the University of Helsinki, and his background is in aerosol-cloud-climate interactions. He has been working in ACTRIS as a Project Manager since the summer of 2019.

 

Terhi Kontkanen

Administrative Officer

Terhi Kontkanen

She has a Master of Science in information and knowledge management from Tampere University (TUNI) and has been working for ACTRIS since 2016. 

Pirjo Kontkanen

Senior Legal Counsel

Pirjo Kontkanen

She has expertise in intellectual property rights in legal matters and negotiations concerning university research projects and EU research funding. Her main tasks over the last ten years are related to ESFRI research infrastructures. 

Mikko Martikainen

Administrative Officer

Mikko Martikainen

He is responsible for the tasks related to the establishment and running of ACTRIS ERIC administrational and financial processes.

Simone Gagliardi

Project Manager

Simone Gagliardi

To be added.

Francesca Ricciardi

SAMU Officer

Francesca Ricciardi

She has a PhD in Economics and Management at the University of Bari and 6 years of experience in economic research fields. She has been participated in ACTRIS since 2021 and she is involved in managerial activities of SAMU.

Central Facility Leaders

Data Centre

Cathrine Lund Myhre

Senior Scientist

Cathrine Lund Myhre

Myhre is an expert in measurements of aerosol and greenhouse gases and their sources, concentrations and long-term trends. She is working with the development and use of atmospheric observational networks and infrastructures, and access to observational data

CAIS-ECAC

Alfred Wiedensohler

Professor Doctor

Alfred Wiedensohler

He is Head of the World Calibration Center for Aerosol Physics at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) in Leipzig and is Adjunct Professor at the University of Leipzig, Germany.

CCRES

Martial Haeffelin

Senior Scientist

Martial Haeffelin

Martial Haeffelin has 25-year experience in atmospheric remote sensing research. He conducts research on cloud physical processes and remote sensing, as well as cloud effects on the solar resource for photovoltaic energy production. He is currently the Deputy Director of Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, in charge of Earth Observations, and acts as scientific director of ACTRIS-FR.

CARS

Doina Nicolae

Senior Scientist

Doina Nicolae

Coming soon!

CIS

Kristina Höhler

Senior Scientist

Kristina Höhler

As a senior researcher at KIT, Kristina Höhler investigates ice nucleating particles using the cloud simulation chamber AIDA and mobile instruments. Kristina is leading the CF CIS and the CCIce Unit.

CREGARS

Martine Maziere

Senior Scientist

Martine Maziere

Martine De Mazière is a Belgian atmospheric scientist known for her work in atmospheric satellite observations. She is director general ad interim of the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy.

CiGas

Ralf Tillmann

Senior Scientist

Ralf Tillmann

Dr. Ralf Tillmann has worked in the field of atmospheric chemistry for more than 20 years.

He is head of the research group for Volatile Organic Compounds in the Troposphere at IEK-8 of the FZJ.