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Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

The Department of Chemistry and Materials Science focuses on micro-, nano- and atomic scale engineering of compounds and materials. Our work in these areas encompasses synthesis, characterization and computational research.

Department of Chemistry and Materials Science Aalto University
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Research

The research in the department focuses on advanced and functional materials, chemical synthesis, energy storage and conversion, as well as, molecular and materials modelling. Our teaching provides students a solid background for these topics.

Advanced and Functional Materials

Professor Simo-Pekka Hannula's Research Group for Advanced and Functional Materials conducts high-quality basic and applied materials research related to both current materials production and new advanced materials.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry group lead by Prof. Sakari Kulmala, concentrates on luminescence techniques.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Computational Chemistry

The group is led by Prof. Kari Laasonen and is currently the home of one postdoctoral researcher and four doctoral students.

Laasonen research group

Electrochemical Energy Conversion

Group lead by Prof. Tanja Kallio investigates and develops materials and devices for electrochemical energy conversion and storage.

Aalto University/Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Inorganic Materials Modelling

Group led by Prof. Antti Karttunen investigates the structures and properties of inorganic materials using quantum chemical methods.

Phosphorus helix Karttunen

Microfabrication

The group led by Prof. Sami Franssila develops micro- and nanofabrication processes for applications in fluidic, chemical, biological, mechanical and thermal devices.

Aalto University/Microfabrication

Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering

Prof. Mady Elbahri and his group focus on green nanotechnology with respect to design, synthesis and engineering of advanced functional materials for energy, environment and life science.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Physical Characteristics of Surfaces and Interfaces

Headed by Prof. Jari Koskinen group focuses on surface engineering and thin films.

Physical Characteristics of Surfaces and Interfaces

Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry

Group is lead by Prof. Lasse Murtomäki

SPR imaging

Soft Materials Modelling

Maria Sammalkorpi's research group employs computational and theoretical means to study macromolecular and surfactant systems in aqueous and oil-based solutions.

Sammalkorpi group / Soft Materials Modelling

Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Group led by Prof. Maarit Karppinen carries out both experimental and theoretical research towards novel inorganic materials.

Aalto Flags - Aino Huovinen

Nordic Hysitron Laboratory

Learn more about the story and history of Nordic Hysitron Laboratory

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Bioorganic Chemistry

Group led by Prof. Jan Deska investigate complex organic synthesis based on biological & chemoenzymatic strategies.

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Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry group is lead by Prof. Ari Koskinen

Aalto Flags - Aino Huovinen

Data agent of the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science is Postdoctoral Researcher Mikhail Kuklin. Data Agents are researchers who work to improve data management in their department, school, or unit. They are a first, practical, hands-on resource to researchers in their department. Read more and contact info

Research infrastructures

School of Chemical Engineering / Raw materials research infrastructure

RAMI – Raw materials research infrastructure

RAMI Raw Materials is a national, joint research infrastructure. Its target is to strengthen the long-term core expertise in Otaniemi (together with GTK and VTT), and to place Finland among the strong actors in natural and new inorganic material research needed in the circular economy.

Aalto Bioproduct Centre

Bioeconomy Infrastructure

The Bioeconomy Infrastructure uses pre-treatment technology, thermal and catalytic processing, and biotechnology to produce a range of chemicals and fuel components and other materials from renewable inputs.

News

Seminar, battery
Research & Art Published:

Europe and Finland have the potential to become world leaders in battery recycling

Batteries are needed for energy storage and electric transport – both play a significant role in climate control. In addition, the continuous growth in consumer electronics usage further increases the demand for batteries.
Young scientists in Singapore, photo Technology Academy of Finland
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Young scientists meet Millennium Technology Prize winners in Singapore

This week, the Global Young Scientists Summit once again unites Millennium Technology Prize and Nobel Prize winners with some of the best young scientists from all over the world. Among them are Toni Pasanen and Juho Heiska from Aalto University.
Bakteeriselluloosa
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Artificial human tissues and nature’s super coatings – the materials exhibition that took Slush by storm is now coming to Otaniemi

Come along to Aalto University and learn about the latest developments in materials research. At the same time, you can also admire the Ioncell dress worn by Finland’s First Lady Jenni Haukio at the Independence Day Reception.
Valmistuksen ekosysteemi. Kuva: Esko Hakanen.
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Intelligent materials make the manufacturing ecosystems and companies’ business models more sustainable

Better use of information and materials requires intense and more open cooperation between companies.

Events

Willow CNFi_researcher Jinze Dou_photo by Valeria Azovskaya_2017

Photoshoot day for materials samples: book your slot now!

Materials Platform is organizing its annual photography event to support researchers in their application process. The event is meant for materials researchers who are preparing for funding applications this semester and need quality photographs of their materials samples to support the proposal.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Materials Science, M.Sc. Cristina Henriques Gaspar

The title of the dissertation is Inkjet Printing and IR Sintering Optimization for Flexible Electronic Applications

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

Micronova

Tietotie 3. Opening hours Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30