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Engineered Nanosystems

The research of micro- and nanoelectronic materials, photonics and devices has led to breakthroughs in renewable energy technologies, information technologies and in biomedical engineering. This opens a manifold of new challenges for multidisciplinary theoretical research and computational science.
Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Presently the engineered nanosystems group's focus areas are

  1. Theory and modelling of very high efficiency LEDs
  2. Solid state thermophotonic coolers and heat transfer in nanostructures
  3. Nanoplasmonics
  4. Semiconductor quantum optics. A new focus area being prepared is biophotonics where our plan is develop photonics for therapy of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) together with several Aalto units and with University of Eastern Finland.

Our work aims at generating new insight on the physics and operation of photonic devices to improve their performance and to develop predictive physical models in close collaboration with experimentalists and enterprises. A brief description of our projects can be found on the group's pages.


Alberto Casado
Postdoctoral Researher
Pyry Kivisaari
Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher
Academy Research Fellow
Mikko Partanen
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ivan Radevici
Postdoctoral Researcher
Jonna Tiira
Postdoctoral Researcher


€3,2 m funding boost to Aalto to develop and research radiation detectors

The funded projects study, among other things, novel device-driven and functional radiation detection systems in areas of both health and safety.

The optical force on atoms forms a mass density wave that propagates with light through the crystal. Image Jyrki Hokkanen, CSC.

Transfer of atomic mass with a photon solves the momentum paradox of light

The propagation of light in a transparent medium is associated with the transfer of atomic mass density.

LED cooling research project receives seven-figure funding

Jani Oksanen, D.Sc. (Tech.), has received an ERC Starting Grant for his research in the field of thermophotonics.