Short CV/Education and training


  • Since 2017
    Full Professor, ACES, Stockholm University, Sweden

  • Since 2011
    Associate Professor, ACES, Stockholm University, Sweden

  • Since 2011
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

  • 2009 – 2011
    Dreyfus Post-Doctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Selected publications

  • Riipinen, I., Pierce, J. R., Yli-Juuti, T., Nieminen, T., Häkkinen, S., Ehn, M., Junninen, H., Lehtipalo, K., Petäjä, T., Slowik, J., Chang, T., Shantz, N. C., Abbatt, J., Leaitch, W. R., Kerminen, V.-M., Worsnop, D. R., Pandis, S. N., Donahue, N. M., Kulmala. M. 2011. Organic condensation: a vital link connecting aerosol formation to cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) concentrations. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 3865.

  • Riipinen, I., Yli-Juuti, T., Pierce, J. R., Petäjä, T., Worsnop, D. R., Kulmala M., Donahue, N. M. 2012. The contribution of organics to atmospheric nanoparticle growth. Nature Geosci., 5, 453.

  • Vehkamäki, H., Riipinen I. 2012. Thermodynamics and kinetics of atmospheric aerosol particle formation and growth. Chem Soc. Rev., 41, 5160.

  • Riipinen, I., Rastak, N., and Pandis, S. N. 2015. Simplifying the dissolution behavior and CCN activation of complex organic mixtures: A theoretical study using solubility distributions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6305-6322, 2015.

  • Acosta Navarro, J., Varma, V., Riipinen, I., Seland, Ø., Kirkevåg, A., Struthers, H., Iversen, T., Hansson, H.-C., and Ekman, A. M. L., 2016. Amplification of Arctic warming by past air pollution reductions in Europe, Nature Geosci., 9, 277–281.

  • Olenius, T. and Riipinen, I., 2017. Molecular-resolution simulations of new particle formation: Evaluation of common assumptions made in describing nucleation in aerosol dynamics models, Aerosol Sci. Technol., 51 (4).

  • Rastak, N., Pajunoja, A., Acosta Navarro, J. C., Ma, J., Song, M., Partridge, D. G., Kirkevåg, A., Leong, Y., Hu, W. W., Taylor, N. F., Lambe, A., Cerully, K., Bougiatioti, A., Liu, P. Krejci, R., Petäjä, T., Percival, C., Davidovits, P., Worsnop, D. R., Ekman, A. M. L., Nenes, A., Martin, S., Jimenez, J. L., Collins, D. R., Topping, D. O., Bertram, A. K., Zuend, A., Virtanen, A., and Riipinen, I., 2017. Microphysical explanation of the RH-dependent water affinity of biogenic organic aerosol and its importance for climate, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL073056.

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