Risto Kosonen
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Risto Kosonen

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Postal address
Sähkömiehentie 4 h.262
Mobile phone
+358405027484
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Professorship is in the area of HVAC technology with focus on indoor climate, high performing building services and as well as energy efficiency in buildings. Current research projects are focused on energy efficiency of building and near zone area, utilization of digitalization & IoT and indoor climate. Earlier 20 years experience in industry of business development, research and development of HVAC- systems and services.  Leadership experience in several research projects with industry during 25 years including cooperation with international universities. Author of over 320 international publications. Nine European patents (EPO) of indoor climate and energy systems. He has been reviewer of H2020 European projects, evaluator of EU Structural Fund on Industry Driven Research in Latvia and Poland and also Estonian science Centers of Excellences. Prof.  Kosonen has been a keynote speaker in international conferences e.g. in China and Romania and he is President of ROOMVENTILATION Conference 2018.

Prof. Kosonen is President of Federation of Finnish HVAC associations and Chair of Indoor Climate Association in Finland. Board and committee membership of e.g. IBPSA Nordic, AIVC and REHVA organizations. He is member of several committees: REHVA Technical Committee; REHVA-ISHRAE (India); REHVA-CCHVAC (China).  Awards, prizes and honours:  REHVA Professional Award of Technology, Rydberg Gold Medal that is Scanvac’s highest distinction on research of indoor air quality, air distribution and ventilation and REHVA Fellow. He has got of awards of papers: Best Paper Award 2016 in Building and Environment Journal and Best paper Award in ventilation 2015 conference in Shanghai 2015

Areas of expertise

Energy and HVAC-systems in buildings HVAC Ventilation Indoor air quality Thermal comfort Air distribution

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jun 2013

John Rydberg gold metal In recognition of his outstanding scientific and professional contribution to the air distribution and ventilation technology

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Jan 2016

Best Paper Award, Building and Environment Journal

Award or honor granted for academic career
Jan 2011

REHVA Fellow

Award or honor granted for academic career
Jan 2013

Master-builder-engineering, All Russia public organization and confederation of Finnish construction industries

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Jan 2015

Best Paper Award in Ventilation 2015 Conference, Shanghai

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Energy Efficiency and Systems
Jan 2018

Roomvent and Ventilation Best paper award

Publications

Energy Efficiency and Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Influence of installation of displacement ventilation diffusers above occupied zone on the vertical temperature gradient in simulated office rooms

Publishing year: 2019 Clima 2019 Congress
Energy Efficiency and Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Hood performance and capture efficiency of kitchens

Publishing year: 2019 Building and Environment
Energy Efficiency and Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Cost optimal energy performance renovation measures in a municipal service building in a cold climate

Publishing year: 2019 CLIMA 2019 Congress, 26th-29th May, 2019, Bucharest, Romania
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Efficiency and Systems

Dynamic design model of displacement ventilation

Publishing year: 2019 CLIMA 2019 Congress, 26th-29th May, 2019, Bucharest, Romania
Energy Efficiency and Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Airflow characteristics under planar opposed ventilation jets in a controlled indoor environment

Publishing year: 2019 Clima 2019 Congress, Bucharest, Romania May 26-29, 2019
Energy Efficiency and Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ventilation and environmental control of underground spaces: a short review

Publishing year: 2019 Clima 2019 Congress
Energy Efficiency and Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Demand response of space heating using model predictive control in an educational office building

Publishing year: 2019 CLIMA 2019 Conference, 26th-29th May, 2019, Bucharest, Romania
Energy Efficiency and Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering

A review of advanced air distribution methods - theory, practice, limitations and solutions

Publishing year: 2019 Energy and Buildings
Energy Efficiency and Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Individual temperature control on demand response in a district heated office building in Finland

Publishing year: 2019 Energy
Department of Civil Engineering, Energy Efficiency and Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Experimental investigation of air distribution and ventilation efficiency in an ice rink arena

Publishing year: 2019 International Journal of Ventilation