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Prof Dr. Risto kosonen | HVAC | Best Researcher Award

Professor at Aalto University, Finland


Prof. Kosonen is recognized internationally for his contributions to HVAC technology and energy-efficient building design. He has authored numerous publications and received prestigious awards including the European REHVA Professional Award in Technology and the John Rydberg Gold Medal for his research on indoor air quality and ventilation. His leadership extends to supervising multiple PhD theses and contributing to global conferences and educational programs on sustainable energy and HVAC technologies.

This consolidated biography captures Prof. Kosonen’s educational achievements, professional roles, research interests, and notable contributions to his field

Professional Profile:


Prof. Dr. Risto Kosonen holds a full professorship at Aalto University, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, specializing in HVAC technology. He received his tenure in September 2015 and continues to contribute actively to academia and research.

🏢 Professional Experience:

Prof. Kosonen has extensive experience as a Distinguished Professor at Nanjing Tech University’s College of Urban Design since September 2018. He serves as a Visiting Professor at several institutions including Chongqing University, Shandong Jiangzhu, Xi’an Architectural and Technology University, and as an Adjunct Professor at Chandigarh University since January 2022.

Research Interests

His research focuses on HVAC technology, indoor climate, energy efficiency in buildings, and digitalization & IoT applications in energy systems. He leads numerous research projects funded by entities such as Business Finland, EU Horizon, and various international collaborations.

Top Noted Publication:

Title: A review of the performance of different ventilation and airflow distribution systems in buildings

  • Authors: G Cao, H Awbi, R Yao, Y Fan, K Sirén, R Kosonen, JJ Zhang
  • Journal: Building and Environment
  • Volume: 73
  • Pages: 171-186
  • Year: 2014
  • Citations: 514

Title: Modelling aerosol transport and virus exposure with numerical simulations in relation to SARS-CoV-2 transmission by inhalation indoors

  • Authors: V Vuorinen, M Aarnio, M Alava, V Alopaeus, N Atanasova, M Auvinen, …
  • Journal: Safety Science
  • Volume: 130
  • Pages: 104866
  • Year: 2020
  • Citations: 469

Title: Assessment of productivity loss in air-conditioned buildings using PMV index

  • Authors: R Kosonen, F Tan
  • Journal: Energy and Buildings
  • Volume: 36
  • Issue: 10
  • Pages: 987-993
  • Year: 2004
  • Citations: 307

Title: The effect of perceived indoor air quality on productivity loss

  • Authors: R Kosonen, F Tan
  • Journal: Energy and Buildings
  • Volume: 36
  • Issue: 10
  • Pages: 981-986
  • Year: 2004
  • Citations: 239

Title: How to define nearly net zero energy buildings nZEB

  • Authors: J Kurnitski, F Allard, D Braham, G Goeders, P Heiselberg, L Jagemar, …
  • Journal: REHVA Journal
  • Volume: 48
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 6-12
  • Year: 2011
  • Citations: 206



Risto kosonen | HVAC | Best Researcher Award

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