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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

Doctoral student Lu Liangliang in Aalto Ice Tank
Research & Art Published on

Lu Liangliang boards ship to spend three chilly months in the Antarctic

Ship performance and safety takes a young researcher to one of the most remote places on Earth
Aalto EIT Services
Cooperation Published on

EIT InnoEnergy - Energy innovation investment call (open until 30.4.2019)

EIT InnoEnergy call is an opportunity for Aalto researcher to get funding for such a research which is elemental part of a commercial innovation idea. InnoEnergy typical investment has been from 1-2 MEUR.
Urban mobility
Cooperation, Research & Art Published on

Aalto University is a founding partner of two new EIT Innovation communities

EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility aim to make a sustainable and competitive society.
uusia integroituja mallinnus- ja analyysimenetelmiä
Research & Art Published on

Assistant Professor Matti Kummu secures €2 million ERC grant to explore sustainable ways to meet the growing food demand

The main aim is to assess globally what are the feasible opportunities to meet the future food demand with sustainable use of natural resources.

Events

Solar energy
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of energy efficiency and system engineering, Hassam ur Rehman, M.Sc. (Eng)

Feasible utilization of solar thermal energy to meet the heat demand in the Nordic countries.
 Zero energy building emulator
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of building technology, Kaiser Ahmed, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Detailed domestic hot water profiles enable accurate simulation of low and zero energy buildings.
indoor air
Dissertations
Aalto EIT Services
Conferences and workshops

EIT RawMaterials Proposal Days in Stockholm - 15 Jan 2019

An opportunity to meet EIT RawMaterials staff face to face and discuss your project proposal.

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