Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, in short EEA, is an ecosystem where scientists and engineers from different fields of microsystems, electrical engineering and automation work together to solve the most challenging scientific problems in the fields of energy and environment, as well as health and wellbeing.
We offer excellent education and top-quality research conditions.
The research focus areas of the EEA department are power systems and conversion, control, robotics and autonomous systems, well-being and a smart living environment, industrial electronics and informatics.
The department is a major player in Aalto University’s Energy Efficiency Research programme AEF. Also the Aalto ePowerHub is part of the EEA department.
The research done by the automatic control group is based on a firm knowledge of system theory, control engineering, simulation methods, optimisation methods, numerical algorithms, and so forth.
The group's research focuses on heavy duty semiautonomous machines and mobile robotics, mainly in agriculture and forestry. Other important methodological research topics are software design for networked automation systems and HMIs for mobile machines.
Bionic and Rehabilitation Engineering (BaRE) research group investigates engineering techniques for human-machine interfacing in order to support, augment and rehabilitate human motor function. Through advancements in basic physiology, motor control, and biomechanics, we tailor novel biosensing and control approaches, as well as design methodologies in order to push the boundaries of current state-of-the-art bionic limbs, exoskeletons and rehabilitation robots.
The research in our group is focused on the numerical modelling of coupled problems that occur in magnetic materials and especially electrical steel sheets used to construct electrical machines. These problems range from energy dissipation in the material to vibrations and noise of electrical machines and devices.
The Defence electronics research group concentrates on military radar hardware, related design, modelling and measuring concepts and field experiments.
We are now witnessing an explosion in networked systems: everything is connected and massive amounts of devices are required to be coordinated.
Electric drives play an important role, e.g., in a large number of industrial applications, electric and hybrid vehicles, elevators, and robotics. Electric drives are systems where the electric motors or generators are controlled by power-electronic converters (such as a frequency converter).
The group develops computational methods for multi-physics modelling of the human body.
The Research Group of Electromechanics conducts scientific research and gives highest education in the field of electromagnetic energy converters. Numerical analysis of electromagnetic fields is the core know-how of the Group.
The research in the Electronics integration and reliability unit is strongly multidisciplinary by nature. Our knowhow is based on materials science and, especially, on the understanding of interfacial phenomena between materials in heterogeneous systems.
The group develops methods and instrumentation for environmental studies.
The work of the group focuses on non-invasive monitoring of body, especially cardiovascular system, body composition and cognitive functions. The health technology projects utilize a range of disciplines - from medicine, medical engineering, nursing care and biology, to information technology.
Lighting research group’s fundamental goal is to advance the research and education of illumination engineering and electrical building services.
Our research and innovation efforts on industrial and power electronics are taking place at three complementary levels: algorithms, methods, and applications.
The group's research focuses on the engineering of software-intensive automation systems.
Intelligent Robotics group performs research in robotics, computer vision and machine learning.
Robotic Instrumets group develops miniature robotic instruments and related technologies. Those instruments and technologies can be applied to many biomedical, material and industrial applications.
Microsystems technology, as defined by our group, is a truly multidisciplinary research area. It is based on physical and analytical chemistry, biology, microelectronics, materials science and biomedical technology.
The focus areas of research in power systems and high voltage engineering are distribution networks, their system solutions and reliability engineering, power system components´ load capacity and ageing, control and monitoring systems including computer applications, automation and communication solutions, end use analysis and power quality.
Research of the group focuses to sensor informatics, adaptive signal processing, and data fusion systems especially for medical applications. Other applications include smartphone sensor fusion, robotics, positioning systems, target tracking, and many other indirectly measured time-varying systems.
The aim of the group is to advance research and teaching within smart buildings.