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14 août aD 2013

C U R R I C U L U M     V I T A E

  • Surname: Seitsonen
  • First Names: Ari Paavo
  • Date of Birth: 17th of April, aD 1968
  • Place of Birth: Janakkala, Finlande / Finlandia
  • Nationality: Finnish
  • Languages: Finnish, English, German (fluent), Swedish, Italian, French (basics)
  • Family Status: Unmarried
  • Present Address: Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut, Universität Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Svizzera / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizra / Switzerland
  • Previous Address: CNRS, Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condensés (IMPMC), Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Examinations at Helsinki University of Technology, Otaniemi (now Aalto University):
Year: 1993
Examination: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Subject: Physics
Grade: Oivallinen (Engl. Excellent [with distinction])
Examinations at Technische Universität Berlin:
Year: 2000
Examination: Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Dr. rer. nat.)
Subject: Physics
Grade: Sehr gut (Engl. very good)
Professional Activities (Teaching and Research):
1990-1991: Teaching assistant (part time), Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), Laboratory of Physics
1991-1993: Research associate, HUT
1993: Researcher, HUT
1994-1998: Doktorand (Ph.D. student), Fritz-Haber-Institut, Berlin
1998-1999: Post-doctoral fellow, Università La Sapienza, Roma
1999-2000: Post-doctoral fellow, Rechenzentrum Garching der MPG
2000-2001: Post-doctoral fellow, MPI für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart
2001-2002: Post-doctoral fellow, Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico, Manno (Lugano, TI)
2002-2004: Post-doctoral fellow, Physikalisch Chemisches Institut, Universität Zürich
2005-2009: Ingénieur de recherche, CNRS, Paris
2009-2013: Post-doctoral fellow, Physikalisch Chemisches Institut, Universität Zürich
2013-2014: Scientific co-worker, Physikalisch Chemisches Institut / Institut für Chemie, Universität Zürich
2014-: Ingénieur de recherche, CNRS, École Normale Supérieure, Montrouge/Paris

Scientific Publications:

Serious Article

Wagner-Kaupunki Berliini, Wagneriaani (Suomen Wagner-Seuran julkaisu/a publication of the Finnish Wagner Society), n:o 12 (1998)

Other Scientific Activities

  • PhD opponent in Finland; in PhD jury in France; in PhD committee in Switzerland/EPFL twice

Awards and Honours

  • II Goofy award, XII Workshop on Computational Materials Science, Villasimius, September 23rd-24th, 2002
  • Höpsismi Diplomi (Engl. Diploma for Flipism), January 4th 2011
  • Chair-person of the Poster Presentation Session at the 27th Symposium on Surface Science 3S14, St Christoph am Arlberg



  • Music listener:
    orchestral (Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Dmitri Schostakowitsch, ...),
    opera (Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, ...),
    chamber (Ludwig van Beethoven / String quartets, ...),
    vocal (soprano Gundula Janowitz, bass Matti Salminen)
  • Sports non-seriously: jogging, (badminton, football,) Finnish baseball, ...