Johanna Naukkarinen

Johanna Naukkarinen
Associate professor
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LUT School of Energy Systems


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 was awarded the Title of Docent (Engineering education research) in Tampere University in 2024.

Johanna is currently working as an associate professor 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 teaches 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 six times.

Currently, Johanna is a board member of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) and a section editor of the International Journal on Maths, Science and Technology Education.