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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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.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

Embedded direct numerical simulation of ignition kernel evolution and flame initiation in dual-fuel spray assisted combustion

Mahmoud Gadalla, Shervin Karimkashi, Islam Kabil, Ossi Kaario, Tianfeng Lu, Ville Vuorinen 2024 Combustion and Flame

District heating load patterns and short-term forecasting for buildings and city level

Pengmin Hua, Haichao Wang, Zichan Xie, Risto Lahdelma 2024 Energy

A comparative study on methanol and n-dodecane spray flames using Large-Eddy Simulation

Ossi Tapani Kaario, Shervin Karimkashi, Atmadeep Bhattacharya, Ville Vuorinen, Martti Larmi, Xue Song Bai 2024 Combustion and Flame

Fabrication of the cross-linked PVA/TiO2/C nanocomposite membrane for alkaline direct methanol fuel cells

Faiz Khalid, Aashis S. Roy, Ameena Parveen, Roberto Castro-Muñoz 2024 Materials Science and Engineering: B

Numerical modeling of non-uniform indoor temperature distribution for coordinated air flow control

Yuming Li, Yiqun Pan, Zhizhong Huang, Ling Fu, Jing Li, Tianrui Sun, Mingya Zhu, Xiaolei Yuan 2024 Journal of Building Engineering

Simplified Simulation Method of Diffusers for Indoor Non-Uniform Temperature Distribution : A Case Study in Shanghai

Yuming Li, Yiqun Pan, Zhizhong Huang, Yumin Liang, Xiaolei Yuan 2024 Buildings
More information on our research in the Aalto research portal.
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Members

Mika Ahlgren

Laboratory Technician

Janne Aleksi Ala-Sippola

Tutkimusapulainen
Atmadeep Bhattacharya

Atmadeep Bhattacharya

Academy Postdoctoral Researcher
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Otto Blomstedt

Laboratorioinsinööri

Vadim Desyatnyk

Käyttöinsinööri

Olli Himanen

Professor of Practice

Eero Hirvijoki

University Lecturer
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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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