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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.

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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

DigiTwin Demo Day, photo by Anna-Mari Tolonen, Aalto University
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Aalto University developing digital twins in manufacturing industry

Aalto University develops digital twins for the manufacturing industry together with Konecranes, Ideal PLM, Siemens, Remion and RD Velho.Aalto University is creating a network of companies interested in developing digital twin technology. Start-ups and SMEs offering products or services in analytics, product development and maintenance are of special interest, but the network welcomes everyone interested in the field.
Emperor penguins
Research & Art Published:

Voyage to Antarctica: From Penguin Bukta to Larsen C

Lu Liangliang reports from the Antarctic at the beginning of the new year.
artificial intelligence in education
Cooperation Published:

How to use artificial intelligence to augment multidisciplinary education

Using semantic matching to find teachers and students for the FITech Summer Boost course.
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.

Events

Mechatronic Circus is an annual event where students present devices built during the spring courses.
Exhibitions and fairs

Mechatronic Circus 4 April, 2019

Mechatronic Circus is an annual event where students showcase the devices built during the spring courses.
Aalto-yliopisto Aalto University Väre Kandidaattikeskus A Bloc Undergraduate Centre Otaniemi Kuva: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto-yliopisto
Conferences and workshops

ISSAV/ESWC 2019

International Seminar on Safety and Security of Autonomous Vessels (ISSAV) and European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ESWC) 2019

Where to find us

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1
Address: Otakaari 4
Mon-Thu 7.45–20.00, Fri 7.45–20.00

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Puumiehenkuja 5

Mechanical engineering 3, K3
Address: Puumiehenkuja 5
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45

Puumiehenkuja 5 Konetekniikka 3 Aalto University Campus and Real Estate

Puumiehenkuja 3

Mechanical engineering 2, K2
Address: Puumiehenkuja 3
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45

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

Tietotie 1

Aalto Ice Tank, Water and Environmental Engineering
Address: Tietotie 1
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45.

Activity at the Aalto Ice Tank

Design Factory

Address: Betonimiehenkuja 5.
Open by agreement.

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

Sähkömiehentie 4

Address: Sähkömiehentie 4
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45

Sähkömiehentie 4 Aalto University Campus and Real Estate