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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a leading multidisciplinary research establishment with strong industrial ties with impact on industry and society at large.

Our fields of interest are mechanics and energy technology, in which we conduct top-level research and offer degree education.

Activity at the Aalto Ice Tank
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Research

The department’s research focuses on developing the next generation of devices, machines and systems. This translates to a focus on new technologies that are more efficient, more durable and thus more sustainable.

Our research approaches problems from two directions – energy and mechanics:
Energy technology research at the department consists of the study of energy systems, thermodynamics and combustion technology. Within these areas, research delves into industrial processes, heating, energy use in buildings and more. In our work, we use state-of-the-art tools and approaches in modelling, computation and experimental research.

Design Factory

Design Factory develops creative ways of working, spatial solutions and enhanced interdisciplinary interaction to support world-class product design in educational, research and practical application contexts.

Two students working at the Aalto University Design Factory's PrintLab

Energy Efficiency and Systems

Energy efficiency plays a key role in solving challenges related to developing a sustainable future for human societies, highlighting the need to optimise energy systems of all sizes.

An interactive map of the Otaniemi campus

Engineering Design

Research in Engineering Design at Aalto University focuses primarily in two fields: product development and mechatronics.

Detail from Mechatronics Circus

Engineering Materials

Studying the properties and performance of engineering materials, non-destructive testing and the joining of materials used in energy, transport and process industries.

Welding at the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Marine and Arctic Technology

We focus on the behaviour of ships and structures in normal and extreme environments. We do our research by considering the safety of maritime transportation, as well as the experiences the marine environment can offer to cruise vessel passengers.

Experiment at the Aalto Ice Tank

Production Engineering

With a strong focus on digital manufacturing, production engineering research is interested in additive manufacturing technology, modelling and optimisation of production systems and material removal processes.

Engineering production machine at work in a laboratory

Thermodynamics and Combustion Technology

Development of combustion technologies is central in reducing the emissions of energy production, particularly in the transition towards new biomass-based fuels. To this end, we utilise both empirical and computational thermodynamics.

Detail of a Thermodynamics and Combustion machinery

News

artificial intelligence in education
Cooperation Published:

How to use artificial intelligence to augment multidisciplinary education

Pursuing multidisciplinarity in marine technology education.
Industrial_Internet_kuvituskuva photo_Mikko_Raskinen
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Aalto University to establish network of companies interested in digital twin development

Digital twins are virtual copies of their physical pairs and can transform product development and maintenance.
Junhe Lian
Appointments Published:

Assistant Professor Junhe Lian strives for better steel materials

The properties of material have crucial effects on the end products’ functionality. Professor Junhe Lian aims to improve the materials used in 3D printing or any other manufacturing process. He is focusing on metal.
iceberg
Research & Art Published:

Voyage to Antarctica: World of Ice

Lu Liangliang checks in from aboard the SA Agulhas II after departing Cape Town for Antarctica.

Events

Aalto University Industrial Internet Campus and Ilmatar Crane
Lectures and seminars

DigiTwin Demo Day

Welcome to the Demo Day of DigiTwin research project where you will experience digital twin related demos and hear about our research results.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of history of industrialisation, Saara Matala, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Finnish shipbuilding industry and the industrial legacy of the cold war.

Where to find us

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1
Open Mon-Thu 7.45–20.00, Fri 7.45–20.00

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Puumiehenkuja 5

Mechanical engineering 3,
K3, Janitor +358 50 360 5039
Open Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45

Puumiehenkuja 5 Konetekniikka 3 Aalto University Campus and Real Estate

Puumiehenkuja 3

Mechanical engineering 2, K2
Open Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45

Puumiehenkuja 3. Konetekniikka 2. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate

Tietotie 1

Open Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45. Aalto Ice Tank, Water and Environmental Engineering

Activity at the Aalto Ice Tank

Design Factory

Betonimiehenkuja 5. Open by agreement.

Aalto Design Factory Betonimiehenkuja 5 Kuva / Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Sähkömiehentie 4

Energy Garage. Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45

Sähkömiehentie 4 Aalto University Campus and Real Estate