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Process and Systems Engineering – research and personnel

Process and Systems Engineering – research and personnel

The Laboratory of Process and Systems Engineering is focusing on process development, process modelling, process optimization and process simulation. The models are developed both for static and dynamics systems. The dynamic models are especially used for process control applications. The model spans from detailed microscale models to models on macro or system scale.

One of the main research activities of the Process and Systems Engineering Laboratory is to develop more resource and energy efficient sustainable iron- and steelmaking processes. The Laboratory is part of the Centre for Advanced Steels Research (CASR), coordinated by the University of Oulu.

Energy distribution, energy storage, novel energy systems based on sustainable energy sources and CCS are of particular interest. The research is of great relevance to a large number of industries, including the pulp and paper, metallurgical, food and pharmaceutical sector.


Research Personnel

Frej Bjondahl, University Teacher in Process Design
Research profile and publications

Anders Brink, Professor in Process Technology, Head of Subject
Research profile and publications

Jari Böling, Senior University Lecturer in Process Control, Docent in Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems
Research profile and publications

Frank Pettersson, Senior University Lecturer in Heat Engineering, Docent i Modeling, Simulation and Optimizatrion of Systems of Process Technology
Research profile and publications

Henrik Saxén, Professor in Heat Engineering, Head of Subject Cluster
Research profile and publications

Ron Zevenhoven, Professor in Engineering Thermodynamics and Modeling
Research profile and publications


Researchers and Doctoral Students


Vortechz Andersson, Doctoral Student

Jens Back, Doctoral Student

Alice Bittante, Doctoral Student, Thermal Engineering

Antonio d’Angelo, Doctoral Student

Francisco Farfan Orozco, Researcher

Gopalakrishna Gangisetty,  Doctoral Student

Carl Haikarainen, Project Researcher

Mikko Helle, Key Account Manager

Kurt-Erik Häggblom, Professor Emeritus in Process Control

Nico Häggqvist, Doctoral Student

Carolyn Joko, Doctoral Student, Cell Biology, Thermal Engineering

Umara Khan, Doctoral Student, Thermal Engineering

Evelina Koivisto, Project Researcher

Meng Li, Researcher

Weiqiang Liu, Researcher, Thermal Engineering

Kumars Mahmoodi, Project Researcher

Mikael Manngård, Doctoral Student, Process Control

Seyedarash Marashian, Doctoral Student

Florent Mauret, Doctoral Student

Debanga Mondal, Doctoral Student, Thermal Engineering

Fredrik Nyholm, Doctoral Student

Jeffery Omorodion, Doctoral Student, Thermal Engineering

Abolhassan Razminia, Senior Researcher

Emiliano Salucci, Doctoral Student, Thermal and Flow Engineering

Amir Shirdel, Doctoral Student, Process Control

Kennet Tallgren, Doctoral Student, Thermal and Flow Engineering

Hannu T. Toivonen, Professor Emeritus in Process Control & IT

Kurt V. Waller, Professor Emeritus in Process Control

Han Wei, Doctoral Student, Thermal Engineering

Tapio Westerlund, Professor Emeritus in Process Design, Docent in Mathematics with Technical Applications

Lei Zan, Doctoral Student

Guanwei Zhou, Researcher


Updated 14.6.2024