News: Archive 2010
02.08.2010 Professor Olli Ikkala of the Department of Applied Physics in Aalto University School of Science and Technology is a partner in an international research consortium that has generated novel types of magnetic materials. The recent issue of the renowned publication Nature Nanotechnology contains an article ”Making flexible magnetic aerogels and stiff magnetic nanopaper using cellulose nanofibrils as templates” by a Swedish-Spanish-Finnish research consortium. It shows that a combination of cellulose nanofibers and magnetic nanoparticles allows, on the other hand, ultra-flexible porous magnetic materials and, on the other hand, mechanically strong magnetic nanopaper.
04.08.2010 This summer, as the rest of Finland is taking a holiday, a group of some 30 dedicated student entrepreneurs have been busy building their own companies. Backed up with coffee, wi-fi and a strong community spirit, these aspiring entrepreneurs are stationed at the Aalto Venture Garage, a 700 sq meter former industrial warehouse in Espoo, Finland.
10.08.2010 The Venice International Film Festival will be held between 1 and 11 September 2010. One of the two competition series at the festival, Orizzonti, will feature How to Pick Berrie (Miten marjoja poimitaan) 19 min., by Elina Talvensaari, student of Aalto University School of Art and Design.
16.08.2010 Researcher Jens Schmidt and Professor Thomas Keil of Aalto University School of Science and Technology have won the Glueck Best Paper Award of the Business Policy and Strategy division at the 2010 Academy of Management Meeting in Montreal. The winning paper is titled "Unique Demand Complementarities – A Demand-based Theory of Diversification".
18.08.2010 Satu Maaranen, who studies Fashion Design at the Aalto University School of Art and Design, won the Nordic Designers’ Nest Award with her women’s wear collection. According to the international panel, Maaranen’s strengths included the strong concept behind the collection and her Scandinavian touch.
27.08.2010 A nanoscience seminar arranged in honour of Risto Nieminen, the first Aalto Professor, attracted an audience of more than one hundred people to the Dipoli Conference Centre at Otaniemi in Espoo on 27 August 2010. The event was opened by University President Tuula Teeri, who illustrated her address with examples from professor Nieminen’s career and thanked him for his outstanding research work.