Jari Pulkkinen

Doctoral Researcher
Energy and Environmental Engineering

Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Technology

PhD candidate from Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering (WE3) research unit, University of Oulu. I am working on my PhD project on smart energy transition to decarbonize urban energy systems and the role of smart buildings and their demand flexibility on electric heating applications in the transition. My background is M.Sc.(Tech) in Environmental Engineering from University of Oulu, with the area of specialization in Industrial energy and environmental engineering. I am currently researching smart energy systems, building energy systems, demand side management applications and their environmental impacts. Additionally, I study the climate change impact to the energy needs of buildings and participate in modeling work in my research interest topics. I also teach and supervise energy related bachelor and master's theses.

Research interests

  • Smart Energy Systems
  • Urban Energy Systems
  • Building Energy Systems
  • Smart buildings
  • Thermal Behavior of Buildings
  • Heating of Buildings
  • Energy Flexibility
  • Demand Side Management
  • Climate Change Impact to the Energy Demand of Buildings

Researcher information

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Contact information



Visiting address

Erkki Koiso-Anttilan katu,
Entrance V, room PR337-1,
90570 Oulu

Postal address

University of Oulu
Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering (WE3)
P.O.Box 4300
FI-90014 University of Oulu