Energy, its resources and environmental effects are, as an unsolved question, getting continuously greater significance in the activities of man, both locally and globally. In the future more and more skilful and competent energy engineers will be needed to meet this challenge.
The Department of Energy Technology is the largest unit at Aalto University that makes research and teaching in the field of energy technology. There are about 50 researchers and the number of the whole staff is nearly 100 persons altogether. The research done at the department covers fields related both to energy production as well as energy use. Special fields of know-how are development of the combustion process in combustion engines, industrial energy applications, among others drying, process integration, research related to burning of black liquor, system optimisation both in industrial processes and buildings, minimisation of entropy generation in different processes and systems as well as applications related to electrical networks and trade of electricity. A common feature for research focusing on energy production and energy use is the aim towards high energy efficiency and minimisation of environmental load.
Yearly 40-50 Masters and several Doctors graduate from the Department of Energy Technology. The studies contain general scientific fundamentals, more energy technology oriented applied studies and finally major and minor subjects aiming at specialisation in a narrower field. The professionals graduating from the department are very appreciated on the labour market.
Head of the department, Professor