Academy of Finland funding for four researchers in the Kvantum Institute's spearhead projects

Researchers in Kvantum's spearhead projects received five-year Academy Research Fellow and three-year Postdoctoral Researcher fundings.

Postdoctoral researcher Sami Kivelä received the Academy Research Fellow funding (Research Council for Biosciences and Environment, decision 3.5.2018) for his project titled “Evolutionary consequences of urbanization”. The project examines evolutionary adaptation to urban environments by using moths as the model system. The project description at the Academy of Finland web page. Funding for the project is 438 874€. Sami Kivelä is a researcher in the Kvantum’s spearhead project Diversity of species interactions: a missing key for understanding biodiversity in a changing world.

Postdoctoral researcher Matti Silveri received the Academy Research Fellow funding (Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering, decision 17.5.2018) for his project “Many-body localization and dissipation in arrays of superconducting transmon devices” (project description). Funding for the project is 438 874€. Matti Silveri is the leader of the Kvantum’s Emerging project “Localization and dissipation in superconducting quantum simulations”.

Postdoctoral researchers Pertti Ala-Aho and Petr Stepanek received Postdoctoral Researcher funding (Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering, decision 17.5.2018). Both projects received about 255 000€. Pertti Ala-Aho’s project is titled “Where does water go when snow melts? New spatio-temporal resolution in stable water isotopes measurements to inform cold climate hydrological modelling” (project description). Ala-Aho is working in the Kvantum’s spearhead project Surface-groundwater interaction in boreal peatland-esker systems: conceptualization of hydrogeological process, integrated numerical modelling and assessment of climate change. Petr Stepanek ’s project is titled “Nuclear magneto-optic spectroscopy” (project description).  Stepanek is working in the Kvantum’s spearhead project Frontiers of Materials NMR.

Last updated: 22.5.2018