Apulaisprofessori (tenure track) Heikki Suikkanen

E-mail: Heikki.Suikkanen@lut.fi
Mobile phone: +358 40 152 9433
Uploaded on: 08/01/2019

Current Organisation
Nuclear Engineering (Superior organisation: Laboratory of Energy Technology)

Research Interest
Dr. Suikkanen has over 10 years of experience in nuclear engineering research, especially in the numerical modelling of gas-cooled reactor systems, such as pebble bed high temperature gas cooled reactors, for which he has developed coupled multi-physics calculation methods covering reactor physics, thermal-hydraulics and pebble bed mechanics. In addition, he has experience in reactor physics and fuel behavior analyses of light water reactors. Dr. Suikkanen has been involved in several academic as well as more industry-oriented research projects and several expert groups. Most recently he has led a work package on nuclear criticality safety in an EU funded research project in which a new fuel design was developed for older reactor types of Russian design.

Teaching Experience
Dr. Suikkanen has over 10 years of experience in teaching university level courses. He has been involved as a teacher in several nuclear engineering courses ranging from the BSc level basic courses (e.g. Introduction to nuclear energy, Fundamentals of nuclear engineering) to more advanced MSc level courses (e.g. Nuclear reactor dynamics, Applied reactor physics) as well as in more general courses, such as numerical methods in heat and mass transfer. Since 2017, he has also lectured in the national nuclear safety course YJK (formerly known as the YK course) organized annually for the professionals working in the nuclear field in Finland. Dr. Suikkanen has completed 12 ECTS worth of university pedagogy training. He has also experience in supervision of several MSc and BSc theses.

Projects as Principal Investigator

Projects as Project Manager
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Finnish Ecosystem for Small Modular Reactors (01/08/2020 - 31/07/2022)
Funder: Business Finland
European Supply of Safe Nuclear Fuel (H2020) (01/09/2015 - 31/10/2017)
Funder: European Commission

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Review of Nuclear Criticality Safety Practices for VVER-440 Fuel in the EU and Ukraine, ESSANUF D7.1 (2016)
D4 Published development or research report or study
Suikkanen Heikki, Rintala Ville, Vocka Radim, et al.
Experimental and numerical investigation of heat transfer and pressure drop for innovative gas cooled systems (2015)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Gomez Rodrigo, Buchholz Sebastian, Suikkanen Heikki
Nuclear Engineering and Design
Innovatiivisten kaasujäähdytteisten reaktorien mallinnus (2015)
D1 Article in a trade journal
Suikkanen Heikki
Modeling of realistic pebble bed reactor geometries using the Serpent Monte Carlo code (2015)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Rintala Ville, Suikkanen Heikki, Leppänen Jaakko, et al.
Annals of Nuclear Energy
Application and development of numerical methods for the modelling of innovative gas cooled fission reactors (2014)
G4 Doctoral dissertation (monograph)
Suikkanen Heikki
Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis
Comparison of the L-STAR experiments with CFD calculations, Deliverable 1.1.12 (2014)
D4 Published development or research report or study
Suikkanen Heikki
Development of a coupled multi-physics code system for pebble bed reactor core modeling (2014)
A4 Conference proceedings
Suikkanen Heikki, Rintala Ville, Kyrki-Rajamäki Riitta
Proceedings of the International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology
7th International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology (HTR2014)
Discrete element modelling of pebble packing in pebble bed reactors (2014)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Suikkanen Heikki, Ritvanen Jouni, Jalali Payman, et al.
Nuclear Engineering and Design
Validation of RANS CFD models for gas cooled fuel rod analyses (2014)
B3 Unrefereed conference proceedings
Heikki Suikkanen, Riitta Kyrki-Rajamäki
Proceedings of THINS 2014 International Workshop, Modena, Italy, January 20-22,2014

Fission reactors
Nuclear energy
Nuclear engineering
Nuclear safety

Last updated on 2019-08-01 at 14:23