Risto Lahdelma

T212 Mechanical Engineering

Professor Risto Lahdelma's research interests include the following:

  • Mathematical modelling, simulation, optimization and multicriteria decision support
  • Applications in energy systems and also other areas such as production planning and environmental problems
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Areas of expertise

Energy Technology for Communities, Stochastic Multicriteria Acceptability Analysis (SMAA), Mathematical modeling, Optimization, Operations research, Energy systems, Algorithms, Software Engineering, Logic programming, Systems analysis, Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Combined Heat and Power, District heating, MCDA

Honors and awards

The International DHC+ Student Awards; Kontu Kaisa, Fang Tingting DHC+ Technology Platform, Belgium

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Mechanical Engineering Jan 2013

Research groups

  • Energy Conversion and Systems, Professor
  • Operations Research and Systems Analysis, Professor


Unveiling the Decision-Making Dilemmas in Mini-Grids: The Intricate Case of Smart Meters

Venkata Bandi, Tiia Sahrakorpi, Jukka Paatero, Risto Lahdelma 2023 Energies

Household Electricity Cost Optimization with Vehicle-to-Home Technology and Mixed-Integer Linear Programming

Johannes Einolander, Annamari Kiviaho, Risto Lahdelma 2023 2023 International Conference on Future Energy Solutions, FES 2023

A zoned group control of indoor temperature based on MPC for a space heating building

Haichao Wang, Sheng Bo, Chuanzhi Zhu, Pengmin Hua, Zichan Xie, Chong Xu, Tianyu Wang, Xiangli Li, Hai Wang, Risto Lahdelma, Katja Granlund, Esa Teppo 2023 Energy Conversion and Management

Heat-power peak shaving and wind power accommodation of combined heat and power plant with thermal energy storage and electric heat pump

Haichao Wang, Jianbo Han, Ruoyu Zhang, Mingyi Sun, Zongyu Sun, Pengmin Hua, Zichan Xie, Hai Wang, Elnaz Abdollahi, Risto Lahdelma, Katja Granlund, Esa Teppo 2023 Energy Conversion and Management

Study on the performance of a forced convection low temperature radiator for district heating

Haichao Wang, Yang Zhou, Xiangli Li, Xiaozhou Wu, Hai Wang, Abdollahi Elnaz, Katja Granlund, Risto Lahdelma, Esa Teppo 2023 Energy

Discrete event simulation for dynamic thermal modelling of district heating pipe

Zichan Xie, Haichao Wang, Pengmin Hua, Risto Lahdelma 2023 Energy

The paradox of mini-grid business models: A conflict between business viability and customer affordability in rural India

Venkata Bandi, Tiia Sahrakorpi, Jukka V. Paatero, Risto Lahdelma 2022 Energy Research and Social Science

Multicriteria Decision Aiding for Planning Renewable Power Production at Moroccan Airports

Abdellah Menou, Risto Lahdelma, Pekka Salminen 2022 Energies