Our team

Pedro Nardelli

Group Leader


Arun Narayanan (2019 – ONGOING)

  • He is a researcher in Renewable Energy-based Smart Microgrids.

Doctoral Students

Ali Esmaeel Nezhad (2021 – ONGOING)

  • He received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Energy Engineering from The University of Bologna, Italy, in 2020, and B.Sc. degree from the Science and Research of Fars University, Iran, in 2011.
  • He has joined the LUT in 2021 as a Junior Researcher. He has done research in the area of power systems for the past 9 years.
  • His areas of expertise include power system operation and management, uncertainty characterization, application of optimization methods to power system problems, assessing the impact of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on transmission and distribution systems, multi-criteria decision making, risk management, and power system protection.
  • He has published more than 60 papers in prestigious journals and conferences, besides book chapters.

Arthur Sousa de Sena (2019 – ONGOING)

  • He received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and the M.Sc. degree in Teleinformatics Engineering from the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil, in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
  • From 2014 to 2015, he studied Computer Engineering as an exchange student at Illinois Institute of Technology, USA.
  • He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at the School of Energy Systems at LUT University, Finland.
  • His research interests include signal processing, mobile communications systems, non-orthogonal multiple access techniques, intelligent metasurfaces, and massive MIMO.

Daniel Gutierrez (2019 – ONGOING)

  • He received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Antioquia, Colombia in 2016 and the M.Sc. degree in Protection of Power Systems University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2017.
  • From 2017 to 2019, he worked as security of operation and fault analyst for Colombia’s National electrical operator.
  • He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at the School of Energy Systems at LUT University, Finland.
  • His research interests include predictive maintenance, power systems, microgrids, mobile communication systems and electrical protection systems.

Dick Carrillo MELGAREJO (2018 – ONGOING)

  • He received the B.Eng. degree (Hons.) in electronics and electrical engineering from San Marcos National University, Lima, Perú, and the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2004 and 2008.
  • Between 2008 and 2018, he supported many R&D industry projects in Brazil at Nokia Institute of Technology (INdT) and Brazilian Research Center in Telecommunication (CPqD). His industrial experience is related mostly to system simulation or cellular networks for standardization purposes, development of cellular systems on rural areas to support agribusiness IoT applications based on LTE, LTE-A, LTE-A Pro cellular technologies.
  • Since 2018 he is a researcher at LUT University where he is also pursuing the Ph.D degree in electrical engineering. His research interests are mobile technologies beyond 5G, energy harvesting, intelligent meta-surfaces, cell free massive MIMO, and deep learning in communications.

Majid Hussain (2019 – ONGOING)

  • He is a researcher at LUT University.

Mehar Ullah (2019 – ONGOING)

  • He is a researcher at LUT University.

Pedro GoriA (2021 – ONGOING)

  • He received an M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications and a B.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the National Telecommunications Institute (INATEL) in 2020 and 2017, respectively.
  • He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at the INATEL, Brazil, in partnership with the School of Energy Systems at LUT University, Finland.
  • His research currently includes general aspects of digital transmission, brain-type communication, chaos-based communication, mobile communication and fading channels.
  • In the business world, he has more than eight years of experience in the high-tech industrial sector. He has served in executive, managerial and technical positions. The main areas he worked on are Research and Development (R&D), engineering and new products, maintenance and installation of electronic equipment, and Project management.

Master Students


  • Risto Toivakka (2020 – ongoing) – with Valtra
    • Remote control of tractors via 5G
  • Juha-Jaakko Heiskari (2020 – ongoing)
    • Computing paradigms for industry: Cloud vs. Edge


  1. Vesa Mäki (2021) – with Vaisala
  2. Joni Järvinen (2020) – with Empower
  3. Juha Immonen (2020) – with Teknoware Oy
  4. Tuomo Hörkkö (2020) – with Digita
  5. Jouni Meisaari (2020) – with Sandik
  6. Jouni Meisaari (2020) – with Sandik
  7. Pekka Räsänen (2020) – in the context of FIREMAN project
  8. Ellina Shchurovskaya (2020)
  9. Juha Närvä (2020)
  10. Janne Kauppi (2019) – with Outotec
  11. Askar Serikov (2018)
  12. Sohail Wahid (2018)


  • Victor Sopin (B.Sc. in Engineering at LUT, Summer 2020)
    • Organizing the content for new IoT course to be offered via FITech


  • Dr. Jules Moualeu (LUT Foundation, Spring 2019)
    • Work description: Energy harvesting and physical-layer security in machine-type communications
  • Assoc. Professor Daniel Benevides da Costa (Nokia Visiting Professor, Winter 2019)
    • Work description: Energy efficiency in machine-type communications
  • Assist. Professor Renan Moioli (ee-IoT project)
    • Work description: Neuroscience-based methods for energy efficient IoT communications