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Geology and mineralogy educator

Ilmari Johannes Haapala, Finnish Geology and mineralogy educator. Decorated Order of White Rose of Finland. Fellow Geological Society American; member Finnish National Academy Science and Letters, Mineral. Society Finland (president 1973-1974), Geological Society Finland (president 1979).


Haapala, Ilmari Johannes was born on November 22, 1939 in Ylievieska, Finland. Son of Matti Heikki and Lempi Selina (Heinistö) Haapala.


Bachelor of Science, University Helsinki, 1960. Master of Science, University Helsinki, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, 1966.


Geologist, Geological Survey of Finland, Espoo, 1966-1972; state geologist, Geological Survey of Finland, 1972-1980; acting head of exploration department, Geological Survey of Finland, 1980-1981; docent of geology and mineralogy, U. Helsinki, 1971-1981; professor geology and mineralogy, U. Helsinki, since 1982; head department geology, U. Helsinki, 1984-1994. Leder International Geological Correl. Program Project 315, 1991-1996.

Leader National Graduate School Lithosphere, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Author monographs and articles.


Member executive board Finnish Geodetic Institute, 1993-1998. Member executive board Institute Seismology, University Helsinki, since 1995, president, since 1999. Fellow Geological Society of America.

Member Finnish National Academy of Sciences and Letters, Mineralogical Society Finland (president 1973-1974), Geological Society Finland (president 1979), Finnish Geodetic Institute (executive board 1993-1998), Institute of Seismology University Helsinki (executive board since 1995, president since 1999).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: studying the history of Finland.


Married Raija Maria Ranto, June 19, 1964. Children: Sanna Maria, Hannu Tapio, Johanna Päivi Helena.

Matti Heikki Haapala

Lempi Selina (Heinistö) Haapala

Raija Maria Ranto

Johanna Päivi Helena Haapala

Hannu Tapio Haapala

Sanna Maria Haapala