Ilona Riipinens forskning om atmosfäriska processer har relevans för t.ex. luftkvalitet och klimatförändring. Hon tar fram modeller för hur vi kan räkna vilka konsekvenserna olika utsläpp får.
This lecture is held in English.
Welcome to listen to this year’s Sixten Heyman award winner, Ilona Riipinen, who gives a lunch lecture when she receives her prize. Her research concerns atmospheric processes of relevance to eg. air quality and climate change. In recent years, she has focused on atmospheric phase transitions, especially aerosol and cloud formation, to create better knowledge of the human impact on the atmosphere and climate.
Many particles are bad for our health. They cause diseases and premature death. Ilona Riipinen creates models for how we can calculate the consequences of different emissions and possibly contribute to urban planning.
“We want to understand the self-cleaning ability of the atmosphere and develop facts so that we can make better decisions”, she says.
Ilona Riipinen was born in 1982 and defended her thesis in 2008 at the University of Helsinki with the thesis Observations on the first steps of atmospheric new particle formation. Since then, she has worked at Carnegie Mellon University and since 2011 at Stockholm University. She researches, teaches and leads the unit for atmospheric science at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) at Stockholm University. Ilona Riipinen has published over one hundred peer-reviewed articles on international scientific journals and is Wallenberg Academy Fellow in 2015 and Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher 2016.