Curriculum vitae

Name: Veli Pekka Pyykkö.
Date and place of birth: 12 October, 1941. Hinnerjoki, Finland.
Education: Matriculation 1959 at Turku Latin School (Turun klassillinen lyseo).
M.Sc. 1964, Phil. Lic. 1965, Ph.D. 1967 (University of Turku, Finland).
Publications: Over 300 scientific papers, including the books (Relativistic Theory of Atoms and Molecules I-III, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 1986, 1993, 2000).
See Publications.

Current position: Professor of Chemistry, University of Helsinki. 1984--; Emeritus status granted starting 1 November, 2009-.
Research Professor of The Academy of Finland, Aug. 1995 - July 2000.
Previous position: Associate Professor of Quantum Chemistry, Åbo Akademi, Finland, 1974-1984.
Extended visits abroad: NORDITA scholar, Aarhus, Denmark, 1968-69 (12 mo.), 'Nordisk docentstipendiat', Göteborg, Sweden, 1969-70 (12 mo.), attaché du CNRS détaché au CECAM, Orsay, France, 1973 (8 mo.), Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, 2003 (5 mo.), Bonn 2004 (1 mo.), TU Berlin 2007 (1 mo.).
Visiting professorships at the Chemistry Departments of: Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1974 (1 mo.), École Normale Supérieure de Jeunes Filles, Montrouge, 1981 (2 mo.), Université Scientifique et Médicale de Grenoble, 1981 (1 mo.), University of Auckland, 1993 (2 mo.), Universität Marburg, 1995 (2 weeks), Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg 2005 (3 weeks), École Polytechnique 2008 (1 mo.), Tsinghua University, Beijing 2010 (1 mo.), 2011 (1 mo.).

Honours: The Harry Elving Prize, Åbo Akademi, 1978. Decorated by the president of Finland (FVR R I, 1995). The A.I. Virtanen Prize, 1997. The E.J. Nyström Prize, 1998. Humboldt Research Prize (granted 2002). Palmes académiques (France) 2009. The 2012 Schrödinger medal.
Honorary Fellow of Chinese Chemical Society 2012.

Väisälä Lecture (Turku) 1991, Löwdin Lectures (Uppsala) 2003, Glenn Seaborg Lectures (Berkeley, CA) 2008, Almlöf-Gropen Lectures (Oslo and Tromsø) 2011. Davidson Lecture, University of North Texas, 2013.

Member of: European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, Paris (corr. 1981, member 1991), Finska Vetenskaps-Societeten 1985 (Chairman, April 2010-April 2013), Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia 1989 , Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences in Uppsala 1990, International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences, Menton 1992 (President, July 2009 - June 2012 ), Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (corr.) 2000, Academia Europea 2007, Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien (Sweden) (foreign member) 2011.

60th-birthday Festschrift Relativistic Electronic Structure Theory (Ed. P. Schwerdtfeger), Elsevier, Amsterdam
Part 1. Fundamentals, 2002, 926 p.
Part 2. Applications, 2004, 787 p.
70th-birthday Festschrift in Theoretical Chemistry Accounts 129 (3-5) (2011) 271-725.

Editorial boards: International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 1979-86, Chemical Physics Letters 1981-90, Molecular Physics 1983-90, Finnish Chemical Letters 1983-89, Advances in Quantum Chemistry 1987-, Theoretica Chimica Acta/Theoretical Chemistry Accounts 1992-2008, Chemistry - A European Journal 1994- , Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics ( Editorial Board 2006-11, Chairman 2009-11; Advisory Editorial Board 2012- ).

Some positions of trust:
National Research Council of Sciences, The Academy of Finland: Member 1986-91.
Finnish Center of Excellence in Computational Molecular Science (CMS): Chairman 2006-08.
European Union: Chemistry panels for HCM 1992-94, TMR 1995-96.
COST: Action D9, Management Committee (MC) 1997-2002, Vice-Chairman 1998-9, Chairman 1999-2002. Action D26 MC member 2001-07.
European Science Foundation: Steering Committee Chairman for the programme REHE ('Relativistic Effects in Heavy-Element Chemistry and Physics'), 1992-98.
Association of Finnish Chemical Societies : Chairman, 1999-2000.
Finska Kemistsamfundet - Suomen Kemistiseura : Chairman, 1988-89, 1999-2001. Honorary Fellow 2011.
13th International Congress of Quantum Chemistry, June 22-27, 2009 : Chairman of local organization committee.


9 June, 2014


E-mail: Pekka.Pyykko@helsinki.fi, home page: www.chem.helsinki.fi/~pyykko.