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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.

Metamaterial
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

Aalto University / Students walking towards Metsähovi radio observatory / photo: Linda Koskinen
Studies Published:

Hey, space!

An updated course in radio astronomy allows students to observe far-away galaxies with the help of Finland's only radio telescope used for astronomical research.
Hiilen muodostamia paikallisia atomirakenteita on lukuisa määrä, mutta ne voidaan jaotella vain muutamiin ryhmiin, joilla on tyypilliset atomi- ja elektroniset ominaisuudet.
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Tailoring the surface of carbon may hold the key to monitoring patient blood in real-time

Machine learning is increasing the pace of development of customised carbon surfaces with a wide variety of applications
Aalto University Quantum Bit Silicon Chip. Image: Jan Goetz.
Press releases Published:

Quantum physics and technology research receives billion-euro funding from the EU — Aalto University involved in three projects

Aalto University research groups will study and develop technology for quantum communication, ultra-sensitive magnetic sensors based on quantum optics, and photon-emitting quantum chips. The Quantum Flagship launched by the European Union will provide funding for ten years and for over 5000 researchers with one billion euros. The flagship will consolidate the best quantum physics research in Europe and transfer quantum technology from the lab to the market.
Esa Kallio
Research & Art Published:

Space professor's research looks twenty-five years into the future

Esa Kallio, the man behind upcoming missions to send space probes to Mercury and Jupiter, blends the right mix of childish curiosity and steely determination.

Events

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Formerly TUAS building. Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-20.00.

Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus

Micronova

Tietotie 3. Opening hours Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30