innovation

Renewable Energy

About the research group

The Renewable Energy research group is part of School of Technology and Innovations and mainly under the subject of energy technology, but collaboration is undertaken also with the computer science, electrical engineering, industrial management and the mathematical sciences. In addition, the group collaborates closely with the University's VEBIC and Digital Economy research platforms.

The research group operates extensively throughout the energy chain. Research is carried out in particular in the areas of renewable fuels, flexible hybrid power generation, internal combustion engines, cutting emissions, energy IoT, wind energy and geoenergy.

The main laboratories are the fuel and internal combustion engine laboratories of the VEBIC research platform, as well as several geoenergy research facilities.

The main focus of the research group is naturally on technical research, but many of the research projects are multidisciplinary. Through on-going research projects with partners from different universities, universities of applied sciences and companies, the group also examines aspects of social sustainability, business economics and energy law

 

 

There are several ongoing projects funded by the EU, Business Finland, regional associations, foundations and companies. Many projects involve a large number of domestic and foreign companies and academic actors. New projects are being built. Project funding is almost exclusively outside funding.

The teaching provided by the research group is based on its own wide-ranging research. Master students writing their theses and doctoral students are involved in the projects. Courses are also organized within the framework of the FITech partner university and directly for companies. More information on doctoral education can be found here: Doctoral Education Technical Sciences

Research projects almost always involve several companies, municipalities, communities or other parties in the business community. The research results thus become widely available to society; research has an impact on the development and vitality of our society. Education produces new skills and a workforce for the needs of the businesses.

Saana Hautala ja Maciej Mikulski

Uusiutuvat energiat -tutkimusryhmän väkeä

News and events

News
09/07/2020 - Research

Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce Award to Maciej Mikulski

The Ostrobothnian Chamber of Commerce has awarded Maciej Mikulski a prize of EUR 5,000 for scientific articles related to low-emission HCCI and RCCI engines. The award was given on Monday, September 7, at the opening…

Research projects

Project Duration Actors
Energy for IoT and other electrical devices (E4IoT) - Smart electric systems, Renewable energy, Technology and Innovations
Future Ready Harbour Concept – Towards Sustainable Maritime Ecosystem - VEBIC, Renewable energy, Smart electric systems, Networked value systems NeVS, Strategic business development, Management, Technology and Innovations
Biogas Utilization Opportunities in Ostrobothnia Region - VEBIC, Renewable energy
EDGE – Analytics for Smart Diagnostics in Digital Machinery Consept - Renewable energy, VEBIC
NoICE – Nordic Icing Center of Expertise - Renewable energy, VEBIC
INTENS - Renewable energy, VEBIC, Technology and Innovations

Research group members

Seppo Niemi
Seppo Niemi
Professor

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8304
  • Fabriikki F285
Maciej Mikulski
Maciej Mikulski
Associate Professor (tenure track)

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8591
  • Fabriikki F212B
Xiaoshu Lu
Xiaoshu Lu
Associate Professor (tenure track)

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8520
  • Fabriikki F212A
Erkki Hiltunen
Erkki Hiltunen
Research Manager

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8281
  • Fabriikki F282
Mahmoud Elsanhoury
Mahmoud Elsanhoury
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • Fabriikki F214
Nebiyu Girgibo
Nebiyu Girgibo
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • Fabriikki F282
Saana Hautala
Saana Hautala
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8256
  • VEBIC V311
Sonja Heikkilä
Sonja Heikkilä
Laboratory Engineer

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8065
  • VEBIC V314
Michaela Hissa
Michaela Hissa
Doctoral Student

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8334
  • VEBIC V110
Sara Javadi
Sara Javadi
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • Fabriikki F281
Jukka Kiijärvi
Jukka Kiijärvi
University Lecturer

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • Fabriikki F215
Antti Kiikeri
Antti Kiikeri
Mechanic

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8337
  • VEBIC V311
Birgitta Martinkauppi
Birgitta Martinkauppi
University Lecturer

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8539
  • Fabriikki F283
Anne Mäkiranta
Anne Mäkiranta
Doctoral Student

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8302
  • Fabriikki F212C
Olav Nilsson
Olav Nilsson
Laboratory Engineer

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8586
  • Technobothnia TF4P17
Carolin Nuortila
Carolin Nuortila
Assistant Professor

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8244
  • Fabriikki F283
Lauri Nyystilä
Lauri Nyystilä
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8439
Teemu Ovaska
Teemu Ovaska
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8161
  • Fabriikki F213
Thileepan Paulraj
Thileepan Paulraj
Grant-Funded Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • Fabriikki F286
Pekka Ruuskanen
Pekka Ruuskanen
Research Manager

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8355
Katriina Sirviö
Katriina Sirviö
Senior Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • VEBIC V313
Kirsi Spoof-Tuomi
Kirsi Spoof-Tuomi
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8322
  • Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre V311
Xiaoguo Storm
Xiaoguo Storm
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8486
  • Fabriikki F281
Tapio Syrjälä
Tapio Syrjälä
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8320
  • Fabriikki F290
Emma Söderäng
Emma Söderäng
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8425
Aneesh Vasudev
Aneesh Vasudev
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8474
  • Fabriikki F282