Thermodynamics Research – Focus on Primary Energy

The traditional thermodynamic problem is looking at ways of changing primary energy into mechanical work (or electricity) with maximum efficiency.

The laws of thermodynamics are important tools for designing new processes with the most rational use of limited primary energy sources.

Energy systems and related processes are researched in the laboratory of Thermodynamics in broad scale from particle level phenomena to studies of large energy infrastructures.

Main themes of research

  • Carbon capture, storage and utilisation, related processes and systems
  • Thermal and chemical energy storages
  • Energy systems of buildings and communities
  • Energy management in industrial processes


Associate professor Tero Tynjälä
Tel. +358 40 830 9092