The four research focus areas of the department are as follows:
- Power systems and conversion
- Control, robotics and autonomous systems
- Well-being and a smart living environment
- Industrial electronics and informatics
The well-being and smart living environment areas include topics like health technologies and illumination engineering. The department focus areas are very well in line with the School of Electrical Engineering focus areas.
The department is a major player in Aalto University’s Energy Efficiency Research programme, AEF. We are PIs in two of the nine ongoing projects and participate in two other projects as well. Furthermore, the department participates in all four ongoing projects coordinated by the school’s Energy Efficiency Programme (EEF). The department head Jorma Kyyrä is also the coordinator for the EEF programme.
The key areas of expertise have a background on the existing 17 research groups and the Institute of Intelligent Power Electronics: