• Puumiehenkuja 2, 02150 Espoo

1981 …2020

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Personal profile

Role in the preparation of funding applications for a research group

Recent Projects

EU 2020, Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe; Strategic Research Council, Creative adaptation to wicked socio-environmental disruptions; Nordic Flagship, Flexibility for Variable Renewable Energy Integration in the Nordic Energy System; Academy of Finland, A novel single component fuel cell based on engineered nanocomposites, Decentralizing Finland’s energy regime: The triggers & dynamics of transition. China-Finland collaboration.

Artistic and research interests

Research interest in future and multidisciplinary energy issues: energy transition, smart urban energy, nanoenergy.

Keywords: Large-scale VRE; nano in solar & fuel cells; distributed & urban systems; flexibility; modelling; innovation strategies; market penetration & diffusion; policy effectiveness & impact

Leadership in research work

EU:Chair of Advisory Group of Energy of the European Commission (2002-06). European Academies Science Advisory Council’s Energy Panel (Chair 2013-17, member 2009-19). Steering committee member European Platform of Universities in Energy Research (2009-) & FP7/UNI_SET (2015-18), Euro-CASE Energy Platform (2013-). Advisory roles to European Commission, Co-chair/Vice-Chair of E.C. Call Evaluations, EU Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint-Undertaking, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT 2013, 16-17), ESFRI (2007-08). Core Expert Group for SET-Plan European Energy Education and Training Initiative (2011-14).

Business:Board Member of Ahlstrom Capital Cleantech Management Ltd. (2010-2019), Fortum Foundation (2013-2018), Gasum Foundation (2004-18), Uniscience Ltd (1997-8). Founder Solpros (1994-). Senior Advisor Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA (2015-16). Member of DeTao Masters Academy (2015-). Co-founder (with Dr. X. Zhou) China-Finland Cleantech Business Platform (2017-). Co-founder (with Prof. B. Zhu, BGRIMM Ltd., 2017-) China-EU Open Joint @Lab on Adv. Fuel Cells (中欧燃料电池联合开放实验室合作协议). China-EU New Energy Science Park (共建中欧新能源科技园战略合作框架协议书, Qixia, 2019). Economic development advisor, Nanjing-Qixia District Local Government, 2019-  

National/Nordic:Team Lead for Nordic Council of Ministers, Prime Ministers’ Initiative on Excellence in Research and Innovation on Energy, Environment and Climate (2008); Member of specialists Finnish Gov. foresight report on long-term climate and energy policy (2007-09).  Member of advisory board Finnish Gov. Strategic Programme for Environmental Operations (2011-15), Finnish Gov. Cleantech Str.Programme (2012-15), TEKES Foresight (2006), TEKES Climtech (2000-02). Chair of Science Council of Strategic Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation of Finnish Energy and Environment Cluster (2011-15). Co-chair of Finnish-Russian S&T cooperation on new energies (1996-2000) and Senior Officials energy efficiency group of Baltic Sea Region Cooperation (2004-05).

International R&D:IAB of National Center of Excellence at King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Materials/Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia (2011-13). Steering committee member of Research Council of Norway Energy Programme (2000-08), European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, Energy (2007-11), Scientific Adv. Board of Austrian Arsenal Research Centre (2005-08), Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados Energia Spain (2007-11), Swedish Fuel Cell Programme (STEM 2002-5). Executive Committee of IEA solar R&D programmes (1987-2004), vice-chair (1989-93). 

Academic/NGO: Member of Finnish Academy of Science and Letters (2018-), Swedish Engineering Academy in Finland (1998-). Member of advisory board Finland Futures Research Centre (2011-15), John Hopkins University ISEP (2017-). Board member Helsinki Institute of Physics (1999-06), Finnish Physical Society (1997-99), International Solar Energy Society (1996-99), Swedish Engineering Academy in Finland (2008-13), Finnish Solar Energy Society (1980-84); chairman (1984-85), WWF Finland vice-chair (2004-10) & board of trustees (2000-05).International Council for Thermal Energy Storage, chairman (1994-97); IEEE Technical Committee on Intelligent Green Production Systems, member (2006-);European Renewable Energy Research Centers EEIG, member (1995-2016).

Research/Prg. Evaluations: Participated in 70 international evaluations, 15 countries (1992-). Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Norway, Portugal, Saudi-Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, IEA, European Commission, FP4-FP7, EIT/KIC, JU FCH, Horizon 2020, FET-Flagship, FET, Era-Net, Erasmus+, several foundations.

Academic evaluations: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Qatar, Sweden, Turkey, UK

Journals:Founding Co-Editor Global Challenges (Wiley, 2015-6, Exc. Adv. Committee 2017-); Co-Editor-in-Chief Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment (Wiley, 2010-); Editor-Europe Energy Research (Wiley, 2004-2018); Associate Editor Nano Energy (Elsevier, 2014-5), Solar Energy (2001-5); Editorial board Applied Energy (Elsevier), Energy Sci.& Eng.(Wiley), Int. J. Low-Carbon Technologies (Oxford Univ. Press), Energies (MDPI), SCI (MDPI), Future Cities & Environment (Oxford). Guest Editor of several special issues. Reviewer of 44 journals.

Awards: Jiangsu Friendship Award and Medal 2020 (China), Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 101 (2019)440-452 selected as paper of the month at Riga Technical University (May 2019). World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies Innovation Award 2018 (Power Generation Technologies, with Prof. B. Zhu), Jinling Friendship Award (Nanjing, China) 2016, Finnish Solar Industry Life-Work Award 2016, Poster Recognition Award (Nanoenergy 2017, Espoo; with M. Lin and group), Best Paper Award (World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies, Geneva, 2014; with J. Lindgren), Finnish Nature League Award, 2014, Fortum Prize 2008, Lyceum Award of Pori City, 2006, Finnish Nature Conservation Society's Prize in 2004, ISES Löf-Duffie Award 1991, Imatran Voima Foundation 1987. Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland 2007.

Conferences: Chairman (10), session chair (40), international committee (60), invited talks (86).General Chairman of Nano Energy Conference (2014-).

Linguistic skills

Finnish, Swedish, German, English

Supervision of post-doc researchers

Janne Halme, Kati Miettunen, Imran Asghar, Ghufran Hashmi, Kerttu Aitola, Jani Mikkola, Seppo Peltola, Petri Konttinen, Mikko Mikkola, Sanna-Liisa Sihto-Nissilä, Ying Ma

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology), Engineering Physics

Licentiate of Science (Technology), Engineering Physics

Master of Science (Technology), Engineering Physics

External positions


11 Nov 2019 → …

Guest Professor, Southeast University

18 Jan 201918 Jan 2024

Guest Professor

11 Dec 201711 Dec 2020

Overseas Teacher, Southeast University


Visiting Professor, Technische Universität Dresden


Part-time Visiting Professor, Hubei University

1 Apr 2014 → …

Chutian Chair Professor, Hubei University



  • New Energy Technologies
  • Renewable energy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sustainable energy policy
  • Energy innovations
  • Fuel cells
  • Solar cells
  • Market transformation
  • Technology diffusion

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Research Output

Adhesion of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Thin Films with Different Materials

M Rajanna, P., Luchkin, S., Larionov, K. V., Grebenko, A., Popov, Z. I., Sorokin, P. B., Danilson, M., Bereznev, S., Lund, P. D. & Nasibulin, A. G., 16 Jan 2020, In : The journal of physical chemistry letters. 11, 2, p. 504-509 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Analyzing the effects of uncertainties on the modelling of low-carbon energy system pathways

    Pilpola, S. & Lund, P., 2020, In : Energy, The International Journal. 201, 117652.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 52 Downloads (Pure)

    A novel clustering algorithm for grouping and cascade utilization of retired Li-ion batteries

    Xu, Z., Wang, J., Lund, P. D., Fan, Q., Dong, T., Liang, Y. & Hong, J., 1 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Energy Storage. 29, 101303.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • A review of the compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) with a tubular absorber

    Jiang, C., Yu, L., Yang, S., Li, K., Wang, J., Lund, P. D. & Zhang, Y., 1 Jan 2020, In : Energies. 13, 3, 695.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 29 Downloads (Pure)

    Climate-friendly but socially rejected energy-transition pathways: The integration of techno-economic and socio-technical approaches in the Nordic-Baltic region

    Bolwig, S., Bolkesjø, T. F., Klitkou, A., Lund, P. D., Bergaentzlé, C., Borch, K., Olsen, O. J., Kirkerud, J. G., Chen, Y. K., Gunkel, P. A. & Skytte, K., Sep 2020, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 67, 14 p., 101559.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    CO2ELEC: The role of electrification on cutting CO2-emissions

    Lund, P.


    Project: Other external funding: Municipalities

    Climate University

    Lund, P.


    Project: Other external funding: Ministry of Education funding

    Finnish-Chinese Joint-Symposium on Clean Energy

    Lund, P.


    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    WISE: Creative adaptation to wicked socio-environmental disruptions

    Lund, P., Mikkola, J., Jasiunas, J., Arabzadeh, V. & Pilpola, S.


    Project: Academy of Finland: Strategic research funding

    Surefit WP5

    Lund, P.


    Project: EU: Framework programmes funding


    Best Paper Award

    Peter Lund (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Finnish Nature League Award

    Peter Lund (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Finnish Solar Industry Life-work Award

    Peter Lund (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    Fortumin säätiön tunnustuspalkinto Fortumin säätiö, Finland

    Peter Lund (Recipient), 2008

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    ISES Löf-Duffie Award

    Peter Lund (Recipient), 1991

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work


    Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters VISTA Centers

    Peter Lund (Reviewer)
    15 May 202025 Jun 2020

    Activity: Examination typesEvaluation of funding applications


    Peter Lund (Advisor)
    1 May 20201 Jun 2021

    Activity: Consultancy typesAcademic advising

    Importance of multidisciplinary thinking in energy transition research

    Peter Lund (Keynote speaker)
    14 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote or plenary lecture

    EU Horizon 2020 ICT/Photonics Call Evaluation

    Peter Lund (Reviewer)
    1 Jul 202015 Aug 2020

    Activity: Examination typesEvaluation of funding applications

    Systemic issues with the energy transition towards carbon neutrality

    Peter Lund (Keynote speaker)
    13 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote or plenary lecture