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

Heidi Henrickson

Heidi Henrickson

Research and Innovation Services
Materials Platform Manager
Orlando Rojas Gaona

Orlando Rojas Gaona

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Materials Platform assistance and visual support

Valeria Azovskaya

Valeria Azovskaya

Department of Management Studies
Designer, Materials Platform

Glen Forde

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Project Employee


Aaltoon 20 uutta akatemiahanketta -uutisen kuvituskuva, kuva Aleksi Poutanen
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20 new Academy Projects to Aalto

The total funding granted by the Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering is 8.9 million euros.
Lignocellulose samples by Mohamed Magd. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya
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FinnCERES flagship hiring 20 doctoral students or postdocs at Aalto and VTT

FinnCERES is broadening its operations and is looking for talented and motivated doctoral students or postdoctoral researchers.
Jaana Vapaavuori, kuva: Helena Seppälä / Aalto-yliopisto
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Jaana Vapaavuori: From dancer to researcher

Professor of functional nanomaterials would like to combine technology and art in her research.
Tutkimusjohtaja Jukka Tuomi. Kuva: Jaakko Kahilaniemi.
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Jukka Tuomi was a pioneer in 3D knowledge

Jukka Tuomi, Research Director, died on 11 April 2019 by a rapidly progressing illness. He was one of the world's leading 3D printing experts. In remembrance of him we republish this Everyday choices interview on the Aalto University Magazine issue 20. The column focuses on the personal choices experts make in association with their field of research.
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