I completed my doctoral studies at LUT in 2010. During my time at LUT, I have spent two periods abroad as a visiting researcher. The first one in Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, took place in 2008. The second time I was a visiting researcher at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 2012 during my Post-doctoral period. I have been Associate Professor at LUT since 2014.
The first objective of my research is to improve the performance of turbomachinery by better fundamental understanding of the internal flows in turbines and compressors. The found flow mechanisms and loss sources are further applied in the development of improved design methodology. The second objective is to combine different fields of science to solve both global and local energy related problems. I have been involved in studies that combine fluid dynamics and turbomachinery for example with electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, life cycle assessment and social studies.
The research areas include several different energy production processes e.g. Organic Rankine Cycles, steam turbines, gas turbines, micro turbines and wind turbines.