Department of Mechanical Engineering

Energy Conversion and Systems

The research group of energy conversion and systems in the department of mechanical engineering.

Hydrogen combustion
HVAC test house

Our mission is to educate game-changing energy and HVAC engineers and researchers, to support industries and communities in their decarbonization and green energy transition processes, to make world top class research and to actively communicate research findings to general public and focus on active publishing in high quality scientific journals.

Wind turbine

Our research group covers the energy value chain, from production by sustainable energy sources, to energy conversion, storage and end use. We have strong focus on energy markets and economics, and their modeling and optimization in dynamic environments.

Cold crystallization thermal heat storage
Cold crystallization thermal heat storage

Impact

Our research team is an internationally recognized front-runner in education and research on sustainable energy solutions and technologies. Our main driver is to aid society and industry in the transformation for a sustainable and carbon neutral future. Our focus is on high-level research that has also practical relevance. We accomplish this by educating future game-changers and with international and national cooperation in research projects. 

To meet the requirements from energy industry and society on energy specialists, our research group is also coordinating Aalto’s three master’s programs in energy: Aalto Advanced Energy Solutions (AAE), Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering (ISEE of Nordic5Tech consortium) and Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT of EIT Innoenergy). In total, the intake to these is 120-160 students per year. We constantly develop new learning methods, such as Virtual Reality tools in remote locations site visits, and we are also developing hands-on learning experiences in our new Renewable Energy Learning laboratory, RELab. 

Infrastructure (EES)

The main infrastructure in Energy Conversion and Systems

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HVAC test room

Research topics

Diesel combustion

Advanced experimental flow and combustion diagnostics

Advanced experimental flow and combustion diagnostics

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H2 combustion simulations

High-performance CFD, simulation and modelling in energy applications

Our main focus is modelling energy applications with CFD

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Test dolls

Energy systems of buildings and communities

Modern energy systems research focuses on finding optimal solutions for ensuring a comfortable and healthy indoor environment while minimizing energy use. This is achieved both by utilizing computer simulation and optimization and by conducting experimental research on novel technologies.

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Energy storage systems and materials

In the energy storage team, we work with a large variety of different energy storage technologies to support the transition to renewable energy production.

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System modelling for societies and industry

We focus on large-scale energy systems, integrated assessment models, industrial energy systems and simulation and optimization techniques

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Wind turbines

Wind energy solutions

We aim to optimize wind turbine technologies, energy system and energy storage couplings, and siting strategies to increase the overall contribution of wind energy to the global energy mix.

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Hydrogen solutions

We focus on methanol synthesis and hydrogen production.

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Latest publications

Analysis of machine learning models and data sources to forecast burst pressure of petroleum corroded pipelines : A comprehensive review

Afzal Ahmed Soomro, Ainul Akmar Mokhtar, Hilmi B Hussin, Najeebullah Lashari, Temidayo Lekan Oladosu, Syed Muslim Jameel, Muddasser Inayat 2024 Engineering Failure Analysis

Experimental Study on Engine Performance Fueled with Ammonia-Hydrogen Blend Ignited by Diesel Pilot

Muhammad Saad Akram, Qiang Cheng, Maryam Yeganeh, Ossi Kaario, Martti Larmi 2024 SAE Technical Papers

Evaluating thermal response when elderly people using local cooling devices : Correlation among overall and local thermal sensation with skin temperature

Minzhou Chen, Jaafar Younes, Azin Velashjerdi Farahani, Simo Kilpeläinen, Risto Kosonen, Nesreen Ghaddar, Kamel Ghali, Arsen Krikor Melikov 2024 Building and Environment

2D Diesel Spray Droplet Size Mapping Based on Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence and Mie-Scattering Technique Using Sparsity Deconvolution

Qiang Cheng, Viljam Grahn, Muhammad Akram, Jari Hyvonen, Ossi Kaario, Martti Larmi 2024 SAE Technical Papers

An Experimental Study on the Efficacy of Local Exhaust Systems for the Mitigation of Exhaled Contaminants in a Meeting Room

Farhan Ejaz, Simo Kilpeläinen, Panu Mustakallio, Weixin Zhao, Risto Kosonen 2024 Buildings

Hot Summers in Nordic Apartments : Exploring the Correlation between Outdoor Weather Conditions and Indoor Temperature

Azin Velashjerdi Farahani, Juha Jokisalo, Natalia Korhonen, Kirsti Jylhä, Risto Kosonen 2024 Buildings

Overheating assessment for apartments during average and hot summers in the Nordic climate

Azin Velashjerdi Farahani, Ilia kravchenko, Juha Jokisalo, Natalia Korhonen, Kirsti Jylhä, Risto Kosonen 2024 BUILDING RESEARCH AND INFORMATION
More information on our research in the Aalto research portal.
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Members

Mika Ahlgren

Laboratory Technician
Atmadeep Bhattacharya

Atmadeep Bhattacharya

Academy Postdoctoral Researcher
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Otto Blomstedt

Laboratorioinsinööri

Vadim Desyatnyk

Käyttöinsinööri

Olli Himanen

Professor of Practice

Muddasser Inayat

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mika Järvinen

Professori (Associate professor)
Shervin Karimkashi Arani

Shervin Karimkashi Arani

Coordinator, Academic
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Ali Kasebi

Doctoral Researcher

Jari Kivivuori

Laboratoriomestari
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Markus Miihkali Petäjä

Tutkimusapulainen

Jesse Pirhonen

Laboratorioinsinööri

Olli Ranta

Tutkimusinsinööri

Antti Sinkkonen

Tutkimusinsinööri

Roza Yazdani

Academy Postdoctoral Researcher

Maryam Yeganeh

Doctoral Researcher
Xiaolei Yuan

Xiaolei Yuan

Postdoctoral Researcher
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