Aalto Materials Platform

Aalto Materials Platform

The Materials Platform promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations and communication, inside and outside Aalto University, to advance the field of materials science and its applications.
In the Materials Platform, we develop and support the variety of actions focused on popularizing, promoting and stimulating research activities in Materials fields.

The Aalto Internal Seed Funding for Fall 2019 is open! Please log in with your Aalto credentials to see the 'Internal news and events' part of the page and learn more about the Aalto Internal Seed Funding.
Deadline for application is the 6th of September 2019.

Metals_photo Eeva Suorlahti fir Materials Platform

Apply now for your event support!

The Materials Platform offers financial support for a multidisciplinary event organized by Aalto University members and collaborators. In addition, we offer a number of services to help with event planning, promotion, facilitation, and documentation.

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Networking event 'Artificial intelligence in materials science'_photo Glen Forde

Photography services by the Materials Platform

We regularly offer a number of visualization services to promote and popularise Aalto University materials research and its discoveries. Most often, we offer photography sessions of materials research samples.

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Mixed materials composition, photo by Eeva Suorlahti 2017

Current and upcoming events

We're preparing something nice for Aalto community for the upcoming academic year. Meanwhile, to get familiar with our past events, please check this page.

Aalto Materials Platform

Past events by Materials Platform

Here you can find a summary of our past events. For current events and service offers, please visit the main Materials Platform page.

Materials Platform mission and vision

The Materials Platform's key activities focus on emerging opportunities in popularising materials research and supporting materials-related multi- and cross-disciplinary initiatives.

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Materials Platform Wheel with Key activities and focus areas.

Flagship projects and special programs

There are several high-level projects in the field of materials research and teaching at the moment. Here are some examples of Aalto University research excellence.

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Aalto Flags - Aino Huovinen

Materials Platform operations

Orlando Rojas Gaona

Orlando Rojas Gaona

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Materials Platform assistance and visual support

Glen Forde

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Project Employee


New York_June 2019
Cooperation, University Published:

New biomaterials and their market potential are at the centre of interest in the United States

How can bio-based materials be adopted as an alternative to synthetic plastics on an industrial scale? Is it possible for environmentally friendly textile production to be profitable?
Fragile Water display at Helsinki-Vantaa airport
Research & Art, University Published:

The Finnish EU presidency gets a dose of Aalto visual food for thought

Materials Matter, and Fragile Water, two popular Aalto University exhibitions, are being featured as part of the Finnish EU presidency, which started at the beginning of July, and which runs for six months.
Wood chips photo by Eeva Suorlahti
Cooperation, Press releases, Research & Art Published:
Aalto koordinoi kolmea uutta STN-konsortiota, kuva Aino Huovio
Research & Art, University Published:

Aalto to coordinate three new SRC consortia

Aalto University received EUR 9.2 million or 18 percent of the funding allocated.
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