About NERC

The New Energy Research Center Turku (NERC) belongs to the Engineering and Business, A Chemical Industry Unit of Turku University Applied Sciences (TUAS). Our main objective is to develop and evaluate solutions for optimal use of renewable energy sources and energy distribution.

The research activities of NERC focus on e.g. distributed energy production (solar photovoltaic, wind power and bio energy), RES grid integration, new converter technology, electrical energy storage, energy management systems and e-mobility.

Our research group is multidisciplinary and international, and active in both, research and teaching. In our team competences in photovoltaics, wind energy, electrochemical energy storage, power electronics, energy measurement, sustainable mobility and data management come together.  Our members’ different backgrounds are the best ground for creativity and innovation, while many years of experience help us to be agile, reliable and accurate. The wide spectrum of knowledge is a disposal of our students and we also regularly have students working in our projects as assistants, providing them with valuable experience.

Thanks to the support from the management of the engineering and business unit of TUAS, our team is constantly growing. We can also rely on valuable collaboration with other entities of TUAS in technical domains, like ICT, Electrochemistry and Mechanics.

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Mr. Samuli Ranta

M.Sc., Research LeaderPhotovoltaic and Control Systems
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Ms. Anna Satovuori

M. Sc. Project workerSustainable Mobility
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Ms. Noora Salmela

M. Sc. Project ManagerSustainable Mobility
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Mr. Dominique Roggo

M.Sc. ResearcherPower Electronics, Power Quality
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Ms. Netta Hannuniemi

Project AssistantSustainable Local Energy Production and Storage
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Mr. Osmo Huhtala

M.Sc., Senior lecturerPower Engineering and Distributed Energy Systems
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Mr. Janne Sovela

B.Eng., Senior AdvisorElectronics and Battery Systems
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Mr. Aleksi Heinonen

B.Eng., Project EngineerPhotovoltaic Systems
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Mrs. Anna Heikkilä

M. Sc. Project ExpertEnergy Efficiency, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
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Ms. Annika Kunnasvirta

M.Soc.Sc., Project ManagerSustainable Mobility
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Mr. Hugo Huerta

M.Sc., Project EngineerData Analysis
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Mr. Ville Lavonen

M. Eng. Project EngineerQuality engineering and automation systems

Contact

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Samuli Ranta
Research Leader
+358 40 355 0833
samuli.ranta@turkuamk.fi