Faster Simulations – Better Designs

Yup, that’s me.

Hi there, and welcome to my website! I’m Antti Lehikoinen, a 30-something D.Sc. working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Aalto University Research Group of Electromechanics. Additionally, I help small-to-medium businesses with R&D problems related to machines. More gain, less pain – that’s the idea.

On this site,you can find my blog. I post regular-ish updates, mostly about the topics listed below. You can also find some more static information about my work, plus of course my CV and list of publications.

The Best

I mainly focus on finite element analysis (FEA) of electrical machines. Lightning-fast computation of high-frequency AC losses is my specialty – I can comfortably claim I’m one of the world’s best in that area.

But, I also know everything quite a lot about standard FEA – I have indeed authored the open source SMEKlib library for Matlab. It contains pretty much all the functionality you need for analysing (2D) and designing rotating machines and magnetic components both. So almost anything you can think of, and lots of what you can’t.

The Good

Additionally, I also write about the following awesome topics:

  • Other simulation and design methods for electrical machines. Examples include reluctance networks and analytical approaches.
  • Electrical machines themselves. You tend to pick up quite a many bits and pieces along the years.
  • Fitness and cheesecakes. I’m an unapologetic gymbro with a sweet tooth.

Contact and Subscribe

Wanna work together on something? Awesome – let’s get in touch!

To stay up to date in general, I recommend you subscribe to my FEAwesome Newsletter. As a bonus, you’ll get the free 20-page guide ‘Boundary Conditions in Magnetic FEA’ – some basic yet crucial info!



And while you’re here, let’s also connect on LinkedIn.