Tuomas Skriko

Tuomas Skriko
Associate Professor (Tenure Track)
Mechanical Engineering
LUT School of Energy Systems
LUT Focus Areas
Air - From emissions to opportunities
Business and society - Sustainable renewal of business, industry and society
Energy - Transition to carbon neutrality
Research areas
Mechanical Engineering


Since 2020, D.Sc. (Tech) Tuomas Skriko has been the head of the Welding Technology unit at LUT University. Beginning December 2022, he acted as Associate Professor, a position that was elevated to a tenure track professorship beginning May of 2023. With 68 publications (35 peer-reviewed and 2 non-refereed scientific articles, 1 book chapter, and 30 other publications), he has an h index of 10 and 12 in Scopus and Google Scholar rankings, respectively.

Associate Professor Skriko has been active in acquiring and implementing various research projects funded by Business Finland, the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, Interreg Aurora Cross-Border Cooperation, the European Neighborhood Instrument Cross-Border Cooperation, and The Emil Aaltonen Foundation. Total external funding awarded to projects in which he has participated as a principal investigator, project manager or group member over the last ten years is over 5 M€.

Associate Professor Skriko has collaborated with other LUT Mechanical Engineering and School of Energy systems units in many different projects. He has connections with several national and international universities and research institutes. In terms of education, he has been a leading innovator in the development and harmonization of the new curriculum for LUT Welding Technology, which includes bachelor’s, master’s, and post-graduate level courses. He has been the first or second supervisor of more than 80 theses: 6 D.Sc.(Tech.), 55 M.Sc.(Tech.), and 21 B.Sc.(Tech.).

Associate Professor Skriko enjoys a wide professional collaboration and interaction network in domestic and international global welding industry companies such as Kemppi, Pemamek, Andritz, Ponsse, John Deere, Škoda Transtech, Sandvik Mining and Construction, and Junttan. In addition, he has researched within the Dimecc FAME ecosystem in the field of additive manufacturing, and he also has a close connection to the Welding Society of Finland (nominated to its board in 2022) and the International Institute of Welding (a member since 2012).


Arc welding processes
Automatized and intelligent welding
Digitized welding production
Welding quality
Welding metallurgy