Mika Järvinen

Professori (Associate professor)
Professori (Associate professor)
T212 Mechanical Engineering

During the last 15 years, after my doctoral defence, I have been actively searching for new co-operation partners and fields of technology to extend the research selection that we can offer. Based on my own experience, being able to work on a broad spectrum of areas gives the research unit required flexibility in changing economic situations. For example, when being involved with energy, biomass, pulp and paper, metallurgy and waste to energy areas gives us continuity over longer period of time. Personally, this also helps to keep my mind open and it is easier to keep up motivation. I want to base my research work, and teaching on excellent knowledge on basic sciences: physics, thermodynamics, chemistry, mathematics, numerical modelling and programming skills. With these tools, you can be generic on the research topics. Of course, it is not possible to be an expert on everything, so you also need partners. Especially, when moving to a new field of industry. My current research can be divided into two main categories: sustainable bioenergy and on inter-linked circular economy: energy-materials-environment.

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Areas of expertise

Numerical modelling, Black liquor spraying, Metallurgical processes, Combustion engineering

Honors and awards

Student prize: Best Dissertation of the Department of Machine Technology, 2002, former Helsinki University of Technology

Best Dissertation of the Department of Machine Technology, 2002, former Helsinki University of Technology, “Järvinen, M., P., Numerical Modeling of the Drying, Devolatilization and Char Conversion Processes of Black Liquor Droplets, Acta Polytechnica Scandinavica, Mechanical Engineering Series No. 163, Espoo 2002, 77 p.”
Palkinto tai huomionosoitus tuotoksesta Konetekniikan laitos Jan 2002

Resonate award Caltech University, Resnick Institute, USA

Palkinto tai huomionosoitus tuotoksesta Konetekniikan laitos Jan 2015

Research groups

  • Energiakonversio ja järjestelmät, Professori (Associate Professor)


Awareness increases acceptance and willingness to pay for low-carbon fuels amongst marine passengers

Judit Nyári, Árpád I. Toldy, Mika Järvinen, Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio 2024

Improved effective thermal conductivity of sand bed in thermal energy storage systems

Sampson Tetteh, Gabriel Juul, Mika Järvinen, Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio 2024

Experiments and visualization of sprays from beer can and turbo liquor nozzles

Ari Kankkunen, Santeri Koivisto, Kari Saari, Mika Järvinen, James Biggs, Andrew Jones 2022

Developing virtual learning environments for engineering education

Hanna Paulomäki, Mateusz Janiszewski, Inka Hirvonen, Mika Järvinen 2022 Digital Reset: European Universities Transforming for a Changing World

Computational and experimental investigation of a swirl nozzle for viscous fluids

E. Laurila, S. Koivisto, A. Kankkunen, K. Saari, Viljami Maakala, M. Jävinen, V. Vuorinen 2020