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 Safety Research Unit (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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An Approach for Detailed Reactor Physics Modelling of Randomly Packed Pebble Beds (2010)
A4 Conference proceedings
Suikkanen Heikki, Rintala Ville, Kyrki-Rajamäki Riitta
Introduction to parallel computing (2009)
B2 Unrefereed book section
Suikkanen Heikki
Summer School in Heat and Mass Transfer 2009
The Finnish Sustainable Energy (SusEn) project on New Type Nuclear Reactors (NETNUC) (2009)
A4 Conference proceedings
Kyrki-Rajamäki Riitta, Salomaa Rainer, Vanttola Timo, et al.
Coolant flow and heat transfer in pebble-bed reactor core (2008)
G2 Master’s thesis, polytechnic Master’s thesis
Suikkanen Heikki
Jäähdytteen virtaus ja lämmönsiirto kuulakekoreaktorin sydämessä (2008)
D1 Article in a trade journal
Suikkanen Heikki

Fission reactors
Nuclear energy
Nuclear engineering
Nuclear safety

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