Initially this website was created to disseminate information on my doctoral research project. Blog Archive contains posts e.g. from my research trips to India 2017–2019. More recent writings can be found from Energy Blog. This website also contains a H2020 ASSIST project archive.


Sini Numminen, D.Sc. (Tech.)

Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Design, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University.


Doctor of Science in Technology: Engineering Physics (Energy Sciences), School of Science at Aalto University, 2019

Master of Science in Technology: Electrical Engineering at Helsinki University of Technology

  • Major: Electrical physics
  • Minor: Development Studies at the Department of Social Sciences at Helsinki University

Work experience

  • Postdoctoral researcher, NODUS research group, Department of Design, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, 8/2020–
  • Research Associate, VaasaETT, Helsinki, Finland, 11/2021–
  • Senior Analyst, VaasaETT, Helsinki, Finland, 8/2019–8/2020
  • Doctoral candidate, Department of Applied Physics, School of Science, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, 2015–2019
  • Researcher, European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories (DERlab) e.V., Kassel, Germany, 2010–2014

Teaching experience

  • Lecturer of energy access/energy poverty/sustainable energy
    Various lectures at Aalto University courses, and Scientists in schools project (for Finnih primary, secondary and high school students), 2016–
  • Course assistant, Aalto University
    Multi-disciplinary energy perspectives (PHYS-C1380), 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022
    Fundamentals of new energy sources (PHYS-C6370), 2016, 2020
    Advances in new energy technologies (PHYS-E0483), 2015
  • Course developer/teaching assistant, Helsinki University of Technology: Laboratory course for physics, 2004–2006


  • Finnish – Mother tongue
  • English – Fluent
  • Swedish – Good
  • French – Good
  • German – Basic


Email: sini.numminen
LinkedIn: LinkedIn