Contact Details

Jussi Heinonen
M.Sc., doctoral candidate

Department of Geosciences and Geography, P.O. Box 64
University of Helsinki
FI-00014 Helsinki




Anorogenic magmatism in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica


Jussi Sakari Heinonen

Date and place of Birth

30th of March, 1981, Nokia, Finland

Language skills

Finnish (native), English (very good spoken and written), Swedish (rudimentary spoken and written)


2006: M.Sc., Geology and Mineralogy (grade: 5/5), University of Helsinki. Thesis titled “Petrology and geochemistry of the Paleoproterozoic metavolcanic rocks of the Takamaa area at Ylöjärvi, southern Finland” approved with grade magna cum laude approbatur. Secondary subjects: Chemistry (extent: cum laude approbatur; grade: 4/5) and Geophysics (extent: approbatur; grade: 4/5)

2000: Upper secondary school graduate, Senior High School of Nokia, Finland (overall grade magna cum laude approbatur)

Previous professional occupations

2003–2005: Teaching assistant, University of Helsinki, Department of Geology (part-time)

2004–2005: Field-work assistant, Au-ore prospecting in southern Finland, Northern Lion Gold Corporation (6 months)

Proffesional memberships

2007-> American Geophysical Union
2007-> Mineralogical Society of America
2005-> Geological Society of Finland

Other academic and professional activities

Teaching of graduate students:
2003–> Petrography (thin section studies), petrology, structural geology, bedrock mapping

Other academic duties:
2007–2010: University of Helsinki, Kumpula Science Library; Post-graduate student member of the library board

2008–2009: Geological Society of Finland; Secretary

2008: Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, United States; Visiting scientist (2 months)

2007–2008: Finnish Institute of Marine Research; FINNARP 2007 expedition to Antarctica; Director of the geological research party

Field work:
2007–2008: Bedrock mapping and sampling at western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica (2 months)

Invited oral presentations:
2008: Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, United States: “Ferropicrites of Vestfjella, western Dronning Maud Land (Antarctica): evidence for mixing of magmas from ‘enriched’ (recycled) and ‘depleted’ mantle sources?”

Oral presentations in international symposia:
2007: Santa Barbara, CA, United States; 10th international symposium on Antarctic earth sciences: “Ferropicritic dikes of Vestfjella, western Dronning Maud Land: Fe-enriched mantle source for late-stage Karoo magmas”

2008: Reykjavik, Iceland; International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior – General Assembly 2008: “Ferropicrites: concepts and controversies”