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.

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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

Research Group of Analytical Chemistry, lead by Professor Sakari Kulmala

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Computational Chemistry

The Computational Chemistry research 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 and Storage

Research Group of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage (Prof. Tanja Kallio)

Aalto University/Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Inorganic Materials Modelling

We investigate the structures and properties of inorganic materials using quantum chemical computational methods.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Microfabrication

The group develops micro- and nanofabrication processes for applications in fluidic, chemical, biological, mechanical and thermal devices.

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Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering

In our group, we are aiming to perform innovative researches 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

The main focus of this group is on surface engineering and thin films.

Physical Characteristics of Surfaces and Interfaces

Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry

Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

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 research group / Soft Materials Modelling

Inorganic Materials Chemistry

We carry out both experimental and theoretical research towards novel inorganic materials.

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Nordic Hysitron Laboratory

Learn more about the story and history of Nordic Hysitron Laboratory

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Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Complex organic synthesis based on biological & chemoenzymatic strategies

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Organic Chemistry

Learn more about Organic Chemistry research group

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Research infrastructures

School of Chemical Engineering / Raw materials research infrastructure

RAMI – Raw materials research infrastructure

RAMI Raw Materials in 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.

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Events

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