1992 …2020

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Artistic and research interests

Professor Risto Lahdelma's research interests include the following:

  • Mathematical modelling, simulation, optimization and multicriteria decision support
  • Applications in energy systems and also other areas such as production planning and environmental problems

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology)

Licentiate of Science (Technology)

Master of Science (Technology)


  • Energy Technology for Communities
  • Stochastic Multicriteria Acceptability Analysis (SMAA)
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Optimization
  • Operations research
  • Energy systems
  • Algorithms
  • Software Engineering
  • Logic programming
  • Systems analysis
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Making
  • Combined Heat and Power
  • District heating
  • MCDA

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Research Output

Decomposition method for optimizing long-term multi-area energy production with heat and power storages

Abdollahi, E. & Lahdelma, R., 15 Feb 2020, In : Applied Energy. 260, 14 p., 114332.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Social acceptability of using low carbon building: a survey exploration

    Alam, S., E. Moula, M. M. & Lahdelma, R., 20 Jun 2020, In : International Journal of Sustainable Energy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • International Seminar on 'Towards Sustainable Tomorrows: From Sound Concepts To Sound Practice' - 31st October-1st November 2019 - Abstract Book and Introduction to SAS Network

    Özdenkci, K. (ed.), E. Moula, M. M. (ed.), Laukkanen, T. (ed.), Paloposki, T. (ed.), Paatero, J. V. (ed.), Holmberg, H. (ed.) & Lahdelma, R. (ed.), Oct 2019, Aalto University. 48 p. (Aalto University publication series CROSSOVER; vol. 2019, no. 7)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyProfessional

    Open Access

    Mass flow controlled district heating with an extract air heat pump in apartment buildings: A practical concept study

    Kuosa, M., Rahiala, S., Tallinen, K., Mäkilä, T., Lampinen, M., Lahdelma, R. & Pulkkinen, L., 5 Jul 2019, In : Applied Thermal Engineering. 157, 113745.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Projects

    STORE: Stochastic Optimization of Renewable Energy in Large Polygeneration Systems

    Lahdelma, R., Kayo, G., Abdollahi, E., Einolander, J., Salminen, P., Figueira, J. R., Wang, H. & Rikkas, R.


    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding


    Siren, K., Lahdelma, R. & Paatero, J.


    Project: Business Finland: Other research funding


    Lahdelma, R. & Paatero, J.


    Project: EU: Other research funding



    Towards sustainable tomorrows: From sound concepts to sound practice (Event)

    Karhan Özdenkci (Editor), Md.Munjur E. Moula (Editor), Timo Laukkanen (Editorial board member), Tuomas Paloposki (Reviewer), Jukka Paatero (Reviewer), Henrik Holmberg (Reviewer), Risto Lahdelma (Editorial board member)
    31 Oct 20191 Nov 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorship of a book or a special issue of a journal

    Pil Soek Kwon (Aalborg University, Denmark) Denmark

    Risto Lahdelma (Opponent)

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examination of dissertation or acting as opponent to doctoral students

    District Heating Days

    Risto Lahdelma (Chair)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of a scientific or program committee of a conference or seminar

    Noam Lior

    Risto Lahdelma (Host)
    1 Jan 2014

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    Sven Werner

    Risto Lahdelma (Host)
    1 Jan 2014

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    Press / Media

    Satu Hassi: New energy solutions need users’ acceptance

    Gary Marquis & Risto Lahdelma


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance