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Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) conducts research and arranges related courses in the fields of electromagnetics, micro and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology featuring an international team of over 150 Researchers and Research Assistants.

The Department is part of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering (Aalto ELEC) with World-class research facilities and instruments; the biggest clean rooms in the Nordic countries are located in the Micro- and nanotechnology centre Micronova. See our research infrastructures here.

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Research

Photonics and Nanotechnology

Photonics

The Photonics Group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group studies electrical and optical properties of various nanomaterials for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The group is located in the Micronova Research Center.

Nanowire optical gate

Optoelectronics

The Optoelectronics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the nanofabrication research center Micronova.

Etched GaN surface

Nanoscience and Advanced Materials

The Nanoscience and Advanced Materials group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the nanofabrication research center Micronova and has about 15 researchers. The group hosts Tekes-funded FiDiPro (Finland Distinguished Professor) Nasser Peyghambarian from University of Arizona jointly with University of Eastern Finland. Research is mainly funded by external sources, especially the National Technology Agency (Tekes), the Academy of Finland, EU, ESA and industry.

Nanotechnology Group

Micro and Quantum Systems

The Micro and Quantum Systems group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the nanofabrication research center Micronova.

Micro and Quantum Systems Group

Electron Physics

The Electron Physics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. Our research and education is focused on semiconductor materials and device physics.

Hele Savin Group

Microwave and Integrated Circuit Design

Antennas and wireless sensors

The Wireless sensors group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The main research subjects are RF-powered wireless sensors that can be used for identification and sensing. The group is located in the TUAS-building.

Mobile phone antenna

Antennas and propagation

The antennas and propagation group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group covers a broad range of research topics in radio frequency design, measurements and modelling. In particular, the group focuses on antenna measurement and evaluation techniques, multiple-element antenna arrays including massive MIMO, radio frequency measurements for radar objects and cellular mobile scenarios, and study and demonstion of antenna effects on radio link performance for novel applications such as beyond-5G and medical scenarios. We have access to diverse radio frequency measurement facilities including anechoic chambers for characterising antennas, millimetre-wave channel sounders and real-time waveform devices such as wideband universal software defined radio peripherals. The group is located in the TUAS-building.

Magnetic simulations

Millimetre Wave and THz Techniques

The Millimetre Wave and THz Techniques group aims to find the killer application for THz radiation. Our work interdisciplinary work spans the space from basic research to extensive application evaluation and leverages tight integration with intended end users. We are active in building end-to-end systems engineered specifically to application requirements that support new science/metrology enabled by Millimetre Wave and THz Techniques.

Cornea

Electronic Circuit Design

In Electronic Circuit Design (ECD) Group, the vision of high quality education and research is realized through implementations of integrated electronic circuits, i.e. microchips, in close collaboration with leading academic and industrial partners.

Die microphotograph of an interface chip

Space Science and Technology

Space Technology

Space Technology group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the TUAS-building.

aalto-2 satellite

Space Physics

Space Physics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the Maarintie 8 building.

space weather

Space Weather

Space Weather group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the TUAS-building.

Sunwind

Magnetism

Magnetism and applications is studied by Eija Tanskanen group that is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The main research topic is the magnetic environment on ground, near-Earth space, moon and solar surface. Magnetic disturbances vary in time-scales from seconds and minutes to seasons and solar cycles (11- and 22-years). The magnetic environment is monitored by magnetometers which data is used to detect auroral substorms and their seasonal pattern, Pc5 pulsations, Alfvénic fluctuations embedded to fast solar wind, solar surface magnetic field topology, coronal hole morphology and stellar variability. The group is located in the second floor of the TUAS building.

Magnetism

Radio Astronomy

Radio Astronomy is studied by Anne Lähteenmäki Group that is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the Metsähovi Radio Observatory.

Radiotelescope

Electromagnetics

Electromagnetics

Electromagnetics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University.

Dipoli radiation animation

Advanced Electromagnetic Materials and Structures

The group explores advanced electromagnetic structures – those with ultimately unusual and useful electromagnetic properties. The group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. Research interests span over a wide range of topics of electromagnetic theory and applications and comprise metamaterials and metasurfaces, including nanostructured metamaterials and metasurfaces, plasmonics, graphene, all-dielectric nanophotonics, scattering, and diffraction. Main application areas of interest include antennas for all frequency ranges (from nanoantennas operating in the hundreds of THz to radiofrequency coils for magnetic resonance imaging operating at MHz), wireless power transfer, solar cells, thermophotovoltaic generators and some other areas of applied nanophotonics. The group is located in the TUAS-building.

bianisotropic flatland
ele probe

Research Infrastructure

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering has world class research infrastructure that facilitate us to conduct world-class research and education in the fields of electromagnetics and material studies, electronic circuit design and microelectronics, radio science and engineering, and space science and technology. Read more.

Studies

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering organises bachelor courses, implements a master's programme and gives post-graduate education.

News

John Rönn Micronova
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Breakthrough in photonics: data-transmitting light signal gets power boost from nanosized amplifier

An international team of researchers from Aalto University and Université Paris-Sud has significantly improved the propagation of data inside a microchip
Way Out There - space junk
Research & Art Published:

Send it up, up and away? Maybe not, space junk is a problem!

Clearing up the world’s space junk can pave the way for better mobile infrastructure and other ways to move into space
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Press releases Published:

Space weather can be trying for Arctic regions – new technique aids space weather forecasting

Technique analyses changes to magnetic fields. Space weather impacts Arctic regions through its effects on electricity networks, mining operations and shipping.
Quantum Garden
Studies Published:

Quantum Technology studies begin at Aalto – Pioneering physics student Artturi Jalli is already programming the IBM quantum computer

The unique Quantum Technology major takes you to the forefront of the ongoing quantum revolution in computation, communication, sensing, and simulation.

Events

Aalto Living+ Forum by Aalto Living+ Platform
Lectures and seminars

Living+ Forum 2019: Inclusive Environments

The multidisciplinary public lecture series starts on January 10. Design for All, Multicultural Living Environments, and Aging in Cities, are only a few of the topics covered. We welcome everyone to meet and discuss!
Materials Matter exhibition by Materials Platform at Slush 2018_photo Ariane Relander
Exhibitions and fairs

Exhibition: Materials Matter

Materials Matter is the manifest of the Aalto University scientific excellence in materials research at Slush 2018. Now all Aalto University and our dear guests have a chance to see it themselves! We are bringing the exhibited projects to the Dipoli Gallery for all of you to learn more about the exciting world of materials.
The exhibition will be open from 23.01.2019 (18:00) to 03.03.2019 (12:00) for everyone. To plan your visit, please mind the Dipoli opening hours.
Otaniemi park
Conferences and workshops

Aalto University Summer School on Transportation

An intensive learning experience for professionals and graduate students in the field of transportation and urban planning: lectures, workshops and site visits.

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Formerly TUAS building.
Address: Maarintie 8
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-20.00.

Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Head of department

Jussi Ryynänen

Jussi Ryynänen

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Associate professor, Head of Department