Jean-Nicolas Louis

Jean-Nicolas Louis


D.Sc.(Tech.), M.Sc.(Tech.)

11 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 68 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 20 citations. The author has a h-index of 4.00. (Google Scholar)

Research interests

  • Energy systems
  • Environmental impact
  • Smart grids
  • Smart houses
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Computational modelling
  • Prospective technologies

Current Courses

Smart Grid 1 (488501S): Energy Mix and Renewable Energies, Environmental impact of energy system and smart grid, Microgrids: an introduction

Smart Grid 2 (488502S): Introduction to smart houses, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Home Energy Management System, Multi-objectivity in smart homes. Exercise on smart house modelisation (MatLab).

Smart Grid 3 (488503S): Environmental impacts of 2050 scenarios;

Past Courses

Industrial Ecology: Energy efficiency

Sustainable Energy course: Smart House modelling.

Vietnam Project: Air to air heat recovery systems, HVAC systems

Production and Use of Energy (488202S): Building and Households, Design for the energy efficiency

Social media

Scientific merits

  • Fortum Foundation Grant
  • Best Paper Energy conference (2014) for the paper "Smart Houses for Energy Efficiency and Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction."
  • Panel member in International conference

Professional and community activities

  • Deputy Member of the University Internationalisation Strategy
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member (SDEWES Conference Series)

Research groups

  • Post doctoral researcher, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit

Selected publications

  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Allard, Stéphane; Debusschere, Vincent; Mima, Silvana; Tran-Quoc, Tuan; Hadjsaid, Nouredine (2018) Environmental impact indicators for the electricity mix and network development planning towards 2050 – A POLES and EUTGRID model. - Energy 163, 618-628 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Isohätälä, Jaana; Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Mikkonen, Kristina; Pyhältö, Kirsi (2017) Towards a doctoral degree and future career : perceptions of doctoral students at the University of Oulu. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series F, Scripta academica 12. Oulu. [Original]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas Louis; Pongracz, Eva (2017) Life cycle impact assessment of home energy management systems (HEMS) using dynamic emissions factors for electricity in Finland. - Environmental impact assessment review 67, 109–116 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Caló, Antonio; Leiviskä, Kauko; Pongrácz, Eva (2016) Modelling home electricity management for sustainability: The impact of response levels, technological deployment & occupancy. - Energy and Buildings 119, 218–232 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas (2016) Dynamic environmental indicators for smart homes : assessing the role of home energy management systems in achieving decarbonisation goals in the residential sector. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series C, Technica. Oulu. Artikkeliväitöskirja. 118. [Original]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Caló, Antonio; Leiviskä, Kauko; Pongrácz, Eva (2015) Environmental Impacts and Benefits of Smart Home Automation : Life Cycle Assessment of Home Energy Management System. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 8th Vienna International Conferenceon Mathematical Modelling - MATHMOD 2015. Breitenecker, Felix; Kugi, Andreas; Troch, Inge. IFAC-PapersOnLine. Vienna. 880-885. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Pongrácz, Eva; Leiviskä, Kauko (2015) The trade-off between technology deployment and enviro-economic benefits in smart buildings. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - European Energy Markets. Ei sarjaa/No series. 1-5. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Caló, Antonio; Leiviskä, Kauko; Pongrácz, Eva (2014) A Methodology for Accounting the CO2 Emissions of Electricity Generation in Finland - The contribution of home automation to decarbonisation in the residential sector. - International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems 8 (3&4), 560-571 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Calo, Antonio; Leiviskä, Kauko; Pongracz, Eva (2014) Home Automation for a sustainable living : Modelling a detached house in Northern Finland. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - Proceedings of the7th International Conference EEDAL'2013 Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting, 11-13 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal. Trenev, Gueorgui; Bertoldi, Paolo. Ei sarjaa/No series, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute of Energy and Transport. 561-571. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Calo, Antonio; Pongracz, Eva (2014) Smart Houses for Energy Efficiency and Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - ENERGY 2014, The Fourth International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies. April 20 - 25, 2014 Chamonix, France. Fries, Steffen; Dini, Petre. Ei sarjaa/No series. 44-50, 30038. [Original]

Thesis supervisions

Master's thesis

Research visits

  • G2ELab
    1.3.2017 to 30.9.2017

    Visit of the "Electricity network system" laboratory of the University of Grenoble (SYREL). The visit aimed at integrating environmental indicators in the European transmission network planning (Prof. Vincent Debusschere and Prof. Nouredine Hadjsaid)