Juha Varis

Juha Varis
Mechanical Engineering
LUT School of Energy Systems
Research areas
Mechanical Engineering


Juha VARIS, Dr.Tech. (Eng.), Professor of Production Engineering, Vice-Dean of LUT Energy Systems. Professor Varis (1964) has been co-operating with Finnish metal industry since 1988, and he has been acting as a professor since 1999. His knowledge and skills can be summarized for DFM (Design for Manufacturing) especially related to mechanical joining methods, sheet and plate metal fabricating, metal cutting processes, paperboard post-processing, and novel reusing methods for wastes. Professor Varis has listed over 300 publications including 30 patents, he has evaluated over 350 thesis for master’s degree, and supervised 11 for doctor’s degree. He is working as an expert member of many companies and organizations.

Professor Varis has been teaching on the following areas since 1999; sheet metal fabricating, metal cutting, post-processing of paperboard materials, and novel manufacturing processes in various applications. The focus of teaching is manufacturability, which on the other words can be summarized for DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembling).


Production Engineering, DFM (Design for Manufacturing), Mechanical joining methods, Sheet and plate metal fabricating, Metal cutting processes, Paperboard post-processing, Novel reusing methods for wastes.

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