Prizes & awards:   2009: Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, Discovery Accelerator Award.   2009: Faculty of Science Distinguished Research Professor, U. Western Ontario, London.   2008: The Province of Ontario Early Researcher Award.   2007: DEISA EU High Performance Computing Award.   2004: Young Center of Excellence Award, Helsinki University of Technology. Funding in the past 10 years (>3M Euros). Sources include: Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) National Institutes of Health (USA) Province of Ontario Academy of Finland Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Pharmaceutical industry (names confidential). Editorial board memberships: Associate Editor: Journal of Biological Physics Review Editor: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences Associate Editor: PeerJ Supervision of graduate students & postdoctoral fellows: Independent research group since 9/2000. Supervised 12 PhD and 6 MSc theses, and 14 postdoctoral researchers. They have continued to professorships, postdoctoral fellowships in Oxford, UCSB, Berkley, Max Planck Institute, FU Berlin, etc., and top tier companies including IBM, Zeiss, Tesla Motors, and so on. They have been awarded, e.g., Marie Curie, Humboldt, Academy of Finland, Sir Frederick Banting, Alexander Graham Bell and Volkswagen Fellowships, and the John Polanyi Prize. Commission of trust includes: Review panels: o Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) o Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) o NSERC, Research Tools and Instruments o Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Reviewer for o National Science Foundation (USA) o European Union o Academy of Finland o United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation o Austrian Academy of Science o Czech Academy of Sciences o Slovak Academy of Sciences o The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) o National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development of Chile
Metrics H-index (WoS / Scopus): 48 Citations (WoS/Scopus): >6,500 Peer reviewed papers: >170 Invited conference talks: >50

Resumé: Dr. Mikko Karttunen

Education: 1999: PhD: Theoretical Materials Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Supervisor: Prof. Martin Grant 1993: MSc Engineering Physics, Tampere University of Technology, Finland. Minors: Mathematics, Medical Engineering. Supervisor: Prof. Kimmo Kaski Current positions: 2017- Full Professor, Department of Chemistry & Department of Applied Mathematics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada 2015- Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada 2012- Affiliate of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada 2008- Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Materials Science & Eng., McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada 2006- Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Physics, Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland Previous positions: 2015-2017 Full Professor, Chair of Mathematics of Complex Systems, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science & Inst. for Complex Molecular Systems,  Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands 2011-2016: Full Professor, Chemistry & Waterloo Inst. for Nanotechnology, Univ. of Waterloo, CAN 2008-2011: Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, CAN 2008-2011: Director of the Graduate Program in Scientific Computing, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, CAN 2006-2008: Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, CAN 2003-2005: Academy of Finland Fellow (similar to the Royal Society Fellowship in the UK) in “Multiscale modelling in biological systems and materials physics”. 2000-2003: Senior Researcher and Group Leader, Laboratory of Computational Engineering (Natl’ Centre of Excellence), Helsinki Univ. of Technology. 1999-2000: Post-doctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz Visiting positions: 2014: Visiting Professor: Dept. of Physics, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland 2008: Visiting Professor: National Key Laboratory for Surface Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 2007: Visiting Professor: Dept. of Physics, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland 2005: Japan Soc. for the Promotion of Science Fellowship: Univ. of Hokkaido, Sapporo 2004: Visiting Professor: Dept. of Physics, University of Santiago, Chile. Organization of scientific meetings: Organizer, co-organizer or chair of 17 international meetings in Finland, USA, Ireland, Canada, France, Germany and Denmark.
General themes: Theoretical and computational soft matter and biological physics / chemistry. Nanomaterials. Selected topics:  Intrinisically disordered proteins, cell division, DNA based nanosensors, hydrophobity, magnetic materials, Ag/Au nanoparticles, drug delivery and transport, biomembranes & nanoparticles, statistical mechanics, force fields for molecular simulations. Methods include:  Multiscale simulations (ab initio, atomistic & particle-based coarse-grained models), phase field methods, hydrodynamic (lattice Boltzmann) simulations,  analytical theory, GPU acceleration
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