Johanna Naukkarinen received her M.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from Helsinki University of Technology in 2001, her D.Sc. (Tech) degree in knowledge management from Tampere University of Technology in 2015, and her professional teacher qualification from Tampere University of Applied sciences in 2013. She is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher and project manager with the School of Energy Systems at Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT with main research interests related to technology and society, gender diversity and engineering education.
As a researcher Johanna is interested in engineering pedagogy, technology education, diversity and inclusion in engineering and the philosophy of engineering science. At the moment she teachers graduate level students in courses related to engineering and society, engineering ethics, and research methods in engineering.
Johanna has over twenty years of experience in the pedagogical training of engineering teachers in three different universities.She has been active in the Finnish network for University pedagogy and teaching development Peda-forum and chaired the organization 2017-2018. Johanna also participated in the creation of the UNIPS (University Pedagogical Support) learning platform for university pedagogical studies.
Internationally Johanna has developed her pedagogical expertise in several projects, networks, conferences, and visits. She has participated in Erasmus+ staff exchange programme four times, has been active in the Nordic-Baltic Network in Higher Education Development, and worked as a pedagogical expert in two EIT Raw Materials projects. Currently Johanna is the director of the science and technology education centre LUMA-Centre SAIMAA and a board member of the science education network LUMA-Centre Finland.