Energy and Environmental Engineering

Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit focuses on research and education in smart energy systems and resources management. Our expertise is in smart grids, circular economy and sustainability assessment. A special focus in our research is Northern and Arctic aspects of energy technologies and resources management. The research of the unit supports the University of Oulu's strategic research area of "Creating sustainability with materials and systems". Our research falls under the paradigm of social sustainability dimension of technologies, sustainable regional development and sustainability transformation process. We have substantial experience in international projects and EU funding, supported by a wide cooperation network in the Northern Periphery and Arctic as well as in the Barents region. We are conducting several basic and applied projects in energy technologies and resource innovation. We are also providing education and guidance to the students of energy systems orientation at the Faculty of Technology.