1993 …2024

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Esa Kallio is a Professor of space science and technology at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering with interest in space plasma physics, numerical space plasma simulations and space instrumentation.

The research areas are space plasma environments near different Solar System objects (Mercury, Venus, the Earth, the Moon, Mars, comets, asteroids).

The research is strongly linked both to large international planetary missions and their space plasma instruments (Aspera-3/Mars Express; Aspera-4/Venus Express; ICA/RPC/Rosetta; Serena&Mephisto&Phebus/Bepi Colombo; PEP/JUICE) and to modern small satellites (Suomi 100 CubeSat).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Natural Sciences, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 11 Apr 1996


  • Space science and technology
  • Space plasma physics
  • Space plasma instruments
  • Space plasma simulations


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