Areas of expertise
Ville Lauttamäki has worked in numerous research, development and education projects with the FFRC since 2004. Focal themes in the projects have related to futures of environment, energy and security issues. Lately his special area of interest has been studying societal change towards sustainability, i.e. sustainability transitions, especially regarding energy issues. Objective in his forthcoming research is to combine ideas, frameworks and methods from the field of sustainability transitions with those developed and commonly used in the field of futures studies.
In 2018 Lauttamäki defended his doctoral thesis on past and future development paths of utilising ground source heat pumps in space heating in Finland. The thesis presented issues shaping selection environment of heating choices over time and discussed characteristics of several potential future development paths.