Jukka Paatero

Senior University Lecturer

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Artistic and research interests

I am an academic energy professional with a long history of  energy education and research. I have in-depth understanding concerning renewables and the recent developments in the energy sector. The focus areas in my teaching and research activitites have been renewable energy and energy systems.  

I have worked in a wide range of research projects at Aalto University with significant managerial and research responsibilities. My strongest expertise is in simulations of various kinds of energy related phenomena and systems. I also have strong background in engineering physics and some experience on collecting and working with interview-based field data. In research management I have good experience in planning projects and applying public funding. My recent research topics (Spring 2020) include public use and view on renewable energy as well as rural electrification business in developing countries.

Since Autumn 2006 I have been lecturing on energy economics and systems and related topics. Continuous improvement and development of methods is an important part of my teaching concept. In addition, I annually supervise several student projects and advise some post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers.

Specialties: Energy economics, system analysis, distributed power generation, energy policy, renewable energy, energy consumption, teaching and group work methods.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Science (Technology), Engineering Physics, Teknillinen korkeakoulu

  • Master of Science (Technology), Engineering Physics, Teknillinen korkeakoulu

Professional Qualifications

  • Advanced Studies in University Pedagogics (60 ECTS),


  • Renewable energy, Energy systems, Energy consumption, Energy efficiency, Energy economics, Energy markets, Energy Policy, Urban energy systems, Distributed generation, Engineering pedagogy

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