Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

The unique competitive edge of the department is based on sustainable utilization of raw materials, designing more efficient processes and developing new materials and products. Our department’s areas of expertise enable sustainable future with high performance products and processes in circular economy and bioeconomy.

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering / research

Research

The department is in a key position in research of chemical engineering, materials technology, metals processing, efficient energy technologies and digitalization of these.

Our core competences include unit operations and processes in chemical engineering, hydro- and pyro-metallurgy, catalyst and polymeric materials, novel catalytic process, process control and process systems engineering.

Our research groups:

Chemical engineering

Chemical engineering research group has a strong tradition in practical industrial collaboration.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Materials Processing and Powder Metallurgy

Research group carries out highly international studies in materials processing, powder metallurgy, new materials solutions and their processing phenomena computer and experimental modelling.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Metallurgy

Our activities cover a large area from the life span of a metal product, starting from the making of metal, continuing with the making of metal products and their behaviour at high temperatures and ending in recycling and waste utilisation.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Forming and Surface Engineering

The Group focuses on the plastic forming of metals and on the physical and mechanical properties of surfaces.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Hydrometallurgy and Corrosion (Hydro)

The research group of Hydrometallurgy and Corrosion applies hydrometallurgical and electrochemical means for the recovery of metals and precious materials, development of electrolysis processes, study of corrosion properties and development of new materials from secondary raw materials.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Plant design

Research group of Plant Design is led by Prof. Pekka Oinas

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Polymer Technology

Professor Jukka Seppälä leads the Research Group of Polymer Technology that focuses on teaching and research related to synthesis and characterization of novel polymers.

Tensile testing polymer samples

Process Control and Automation

The Research Group of Process Control and Automation, as a member of the department was founded in 1987. The aim of the laboratory is to serve all fields of process technology - chemical, metallurgical and forest products - in terms of process automation.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Mineral Processing and Recycling

The aim of our group is to find technological solutions to address the current needs related to the production of inorganic raw materials, whether from primary or secondary sources.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Metallurgical Thermodynamics and Modelling

The main areas of expertise are the materials properties related to equilibrium phenomena, experimental thermodynamics both at high temperatures and in aqueous solutions, and modelling of materials properties.

Aalto University/Metallurgical Thermodynamics and Modelling

Catalysis Research Group

The Catalysis group, lead by Prof. Puurunen, develops new types of solid heterogeneous catalysts and evaluates their performance, aiming for fundamental understanding and structure-activity relationships.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Chemical Engineering in Aqueous Systems

The Chemical Engineering in Aqueous Systems research group is studying the unit operations of aqueous systems and the solid-liquid phases equilibria.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Facilities

Chemistry building

Kemistintie 1. Open: Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00.

Kemistintie 1 (pienempi). Kuva/Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Where to find us

Chemistry building

Kemistintie 1. Open: Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00.

Kemistintie 1 (pienempi). Kuva/Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University