Rafael Åman

D.Sc. (Mech.Eng.)

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Research interests

I possess high-level knowledge on the state-of-the-art of mechatronic assemblies and energy systems in mobile applications gained from education and work experience. My current research interests include the development of on- and off-road vehicles with the goal to reduce the global emissions.

My objective in my career is to bring my high-level international research and engineering know-how and experience into use of development of low-carbon transport and mobility systems.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering, manufacturing and construction, Doctorate, D.Sc. (Tech.), Mechanical Engineering, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT

1 Jan 200830 Jun 2011

Award Date: 30 Jun 2011

Engineering, manufacturing and construction, Master, M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT

1 Sept 200419 Dec 2007

Award Date: 19 Dec 2007

Engineering, manufacturing and construction, Bachelor, B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia

7 Jan 199919 Dec 2002

Award Date: 19 Dec 2002

External positions

Technical Specialist, R&AE, Valtra Oy Ab

29 Aug 201631 Mar 2021

Researcher, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT

10 Aug 200628 Aug 2016

Skills and expertise

  • mechatronics
  • system simulation
  • vehicle technology
  • mobile machinery
  • powertrains
  • electric drives
  • alternative fuels
  • intelligent machines
  • project management


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