Photography services by the Materials Platform
The Materials Platform offers photography sessions of materials research samples
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.
Casted wood chips
Researcher Heidi Turunen, photo Valeria Azovskaya
Lithium-ion battery electrodes and cells
Researcher Taina Rauhala, photo Valeria Azovskaya
F2T: friction flash to tube
Researcher Asko Rantanen, photo Valeria Azovskaya
Lignin particles and samples
Researcher Guillaume Riviere, photo Valeria Azovskaya
Black silicon photodetector
Researcher Juha Heinonen, photo Valeria Azovskaya
Photography is a great tool to support scientific communication to include in:
- Website updates
- Press releases
- Journal articles
- Funding applications of any kind
- Teaching materials
- Digital and printed marketing materials for a researcher, a research group, or a university department or unit
You can find information about upcoming events on our main page in the ‘Current and upcoming events’ section.
Materials samples photo sessions are organized a few times a year. All Aalto University researchers are welcomed to participate!
Other photography services
Depending on time constraints and the nature of your request, the Materials Platform may allocate resources to help with your photography needs. In most cases, we offer a photography service on demand for high impact, university-level proposals related to materials science or unique collaborative initiatives. For individual or research group assistance, you could consider hiring a photographer within your own budget. We can help connect you with qualified design students and professionals at Aalto.
Photography session on demand
Photo session for a research group or a particular project (e.g., grant applications or websites)
Photographing in the lab (equipment, processes, researchers at work)
Demonstration, event, or photography to document a visit
- Portrait photography
The Materials Platform can help you with finding professional help for your project or refer you to a service suitable for your request. For more information, please email us:
When you request help, please make sure to mention the following:
- Your position and Department / School
- Short description of service needed
- Project timeline and priority level
- Project aim
- Project budget
Materials Platform photo bank for Aalto users
Over the last two years, Materials Platform supported materials researchers by piloting photography service. Our designers and photographers have taken dozens of photographs of Aalto research materials and events organised by Materials Platform and our collaborators.
You can access our collection that is organized accordingly to the main photography themes we progressed with. The link to the photo bank is available below. Please note, that you need to be logged in as an Aalto user.