Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio

Assistant Professor

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    Artistic and research interests

    My multidisciplinary team is interested on energy storage concepts and how they are part of large energy systems. We find new innovations for conversion of electrical, thermal and chemical energy to each other and to store them efficiently and in sustainable manner. Our main focus is on hydrogen and power to X as an energy vectors, heat storage solutions and materials, energy recovery from batteries prior recycling and design of circular energy devices. 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctoral degree, Engineering and Technology, Aalto University

    Award Date: 20 Dec 2012

    Licentiate degree, Engineering and Technology, Aalto University

    Award Date: 2 Feb 2010

    Master's degree, Engineering and Technology, Helsinki University of Technology

    Award Date: 30 Jan 2007


    • Energy storage
    • CO2 utilization
    • Teaching
    • Energy
    • Process development
    • Methanol production
    • Fuel properties
    • Electrolyser
    • Energy systems
    • Hydrogen
    • Thermal energy storage


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