Materials Platform mission and vision
The platform is a think tank that receives input from stakeholders inside and outside Aalto University in relation to materials research, education, and outreach. Everyone interested in materials research is welcome to join our activities.
Our key activities focus on emerging opportunities in popularising materials research and supporting materials-related multi- and cross-disciplinary initiatives.
Materials Platform promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations and communication, inside and outside Aalto University, to advance the diverse field of materials science and its applications.
The Materials Platform enables and promotes the active exchange of ideas and opportunities for researchers and educators to contribute to society and the quality of life. It advises and provides a reference point for implementing activities and creating spaces where art, design, business, science, and technology combine their efforts to advance associated applications and innovations.
- Promote scientific and educational excellence and creativity;
- Propose activities for collaborative exchange of ideas and efforts;
- Helps integrate multi- and cross-disciplinary initiatives;
- Communicates, connects, and seeks opportunities for Aalto members to advance materials science, technology, and design.
Materials Research at Aalto University
The materials research at Aalto University is well-established in excellence.
- Publications in materials science at Aalto are cited 55% more than the world average (MNCS 1.55);
- 17.8% of our publications belong to the most cited 10% in the world (Top 10 = 17.8%);
- Aalto hosts two Academy of Finland Centres of Excellence and over ten on-going ERC grants related to materials research.
- The annual budget of the materials related research at Aalto is 75 MEUR, from which one third comes from external sources.
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