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. 

We develop and support a variety of actions focused on popularizing, promoting, and stimulating research activities in materials fields in all six Aalto Schools.

Metals_photo Eeva Suorlahti fir Materials Platform

Current and upcoming events

Meeting and sketching, photo by Kaleidico @unsplash

Online help desk by Materials Platform

The Materials Platform virtual help desk offers advice for Aalto University people who want to improve their presentation, publication, or other aspects of their work related to research dissemination and popularization.
Illustration of hand holding a pin on a bubble labeled bio
Online event

FinnCERES: Will the Bio-Bubble Burst?

Will new EU guidelines and directives on microplastics and single-use plastics threaten the future of new bio-based materials? What is the general atmosphere in EU countries on the use of forest biomass? Join the FinnCERES event to learn more!
Artificial designer materials_photo Valeria Azovskaya 2018

Past events by Materials Platform

A selection of past events organized or supported by Materials Platform.

Aalto Materials Platform

What we do:

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

Events and service support for multidisciplinary projects

Financial support for your multidisciplinary event at Aalto.

Aalto Materials Platform
Mixed materials composition, photo by Eeva Suorlahti 2017

Materials samples photos and photography consulting

Photography services to promote and popularise Aalto research.

Aalto Materials Platform
Photo by david-perkins from unsplash: sharp pensils

Best visual practices for funding applications

A visual consultancy service for materials grant applicants.

Aalto Materials Platform

Materials Platform: strategy, mission and established collaborators

Materials Platform operations

 Dr. Heidi Henrickson

Dr. Heidi Henrickson

Project Manager, Materials Platform
 Prof. Orlando Rojas

Prof. Orlando Rojas

Academic Chair, Materials Platform

Materials Platform assistance and visual support

 Valeria Azovskaya

Valeria Azovskaya

Designer and project assistant
 Glen Forde

Glen Forde

Designer and project assistant

Events related to materials research at Aalto

Electricity by Tjflex2 on flickr
Lectures and seminars

Open Source Energy Modelling

Energy Modelling Series | Seminar 6. This series looks at the different aspects of modelling for energy systems, through technical modelling, analysis, and building of systems.
Aalto Sustainability Talks - Quality education for sustainable development
Online event

Quality education for sustainable development

This session of Aalto Sustainability Talks discusses education's role on sustainability and sustainable development through quality lenses.
Aalto Sustainability Week logo / Jasmin Järvinen

Aalto Sustainability Week

Aalto Sustainability Week promotes sustainability and sustainable development at Aalto. The week is organized 26.-30.10.2020.
Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing the world more radically than ever before. Join Internet Forum public lectures to hear top experts discuss the topic on online lectures!


CHEMARTS Cookbook for material enthusiasts. Photo: Eeva Suorlahti
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The CHEMARTS Cookbook

Inspiration for Material Enthusiasts
Samples of dyer’s woad (värimorsinko) non-toxic blue dye textiles. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya
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The cost of ‘fast fashion’ – Up to 92 million tonnes of waste and 79 trillion litres of water consumed per year to make garments

The fashion industry contributes to 10% of global pollution. A system-wide transition needed immediately to reduce environmental costs of the fashion industry, a new Aalto University study concludes in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment journal.
Press releases Published:

A combination of wood fibres and spider silk could rival plastic

The unique material outperforms most of today’s synthetic and natural materials by providing high strength and stiffness, combined with increased toughness
Tutkijoista, teollisista muotoilijoista ja dokumentaristeista koostuva Korvaa-projekti halusi näyttää tämän todeksi ja valmisti kuulokkeet, jonka muovi- ja nahkaosat on tuotettu mikrobien avulla.
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Headphones made from biomaterials produced by yeast and fungal mycelium

Microbially grown materials can be used to replace oil-based materials in various everyday consumer products – such as headphones.
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