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.

Metals_photo Eeva Suorlahti fir Materials Platform

Current and upcoming events

To get familiar with our past events, please check this page.

Photo taken during photography workshop for scientists_Valeria Azovskaya_2017
Aalto Materials Platform

Photography workshop series for materials scientists

The aim is to provide a basic knowledge of how to shoot good quality scientific images and videos. The course provides a step-by-step guide on how to shoot photographs and videos for scientific use, whether it is an online publication, a print media, a presentation, or a poster. The course is designed for materials scientists with both none and some experience in photography.
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Exhibitions and fairs

EIT Festival - 2nd October @Aalto

Welcome to the EIT Festival to discover EIT Innovation Communities in Finland!
Aalto University students_photo by Aino Huovio

Networking follow-up with Materials Platform

The event gathers the participants and enthusiasts of the Networking Workshop Series that took place in Spring 2019. Here is your opportunity to master your networking skills in a more relaxed and casual atmosphere. The event is meant mostly for Masters and Doctoral students, but anyone else is very welcome!
We'll see you all on the 2nd of October at 16:00.

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

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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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


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
The cover that was submitted for Energy and Environment Sciences
University Published:

Since cooling demand is primarily driven by the sun, could it also be powered by the sun?

The International Energy Agency has dubbed increased global cooling demand as one of the most critical blind spots in today’s energy debate. A new study entitled - Meeting Increased Global Cooling Demand with Photovoltaics during the 21st Century - yields critical new insight to a fundamental question: How much photovoltaics (PV) would be needed to power the world sustainably?
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Press releases Published:

EIT Climate-KIC supports digital roadmap for a circular economy

The roadmap gives recommendations for EU policymakers towards a digital circular economy
Demonstation of thickness change
Research & Art, University Published:

A new technique for making exciting metal oxide frameworks

Researchers have developed new materials that can absorb and release small molecules, and it can be controlled by shining light on it.
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