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

Casted wood chips

Researcher Heidi Turunen, photo Valeria Azovskaya

Lithium ion battery electrodes and cells, researcher Taina Rauhala, photo Valeria Azovskaya, 2017

Lithium-ion battery electrodes and cells

Researcher Taina Rauhala, photo Valeria Azovskaya

F2T friction flash to tube, researcher Asko Rantanen, photo Valeria Azovskaya

F2T: friction flash to tube

Researcher Asko Rantanen, photo Valeria Azovskaya

Lignin particles and samples, researcher Guillaume Riviere, photo Valeria Azovskaya 2018

Lignin particles and samples

Researcher Guillaume Riviere, photo Valeria Azovskaya

Black silicon photodetector, researcher Juha Heinonen, photo Valeria Azovskaya

Black silicon photodetector

Researcher Juha Heinonen, photo Valeria Azovskaya

Photography is a great tool to support scientific communication to include in:

  1. Presentations
  2. Website updates
  3. Press releases
  4. Journal articles
  5. Theses
  6. Funding applications of any kind
  7. Teaching materials
  8. Digital and printed marketing materials for a researcher, a research group, or a university department or unit

Materials samples photo sessions are organized a few times a year. All Aalto University researchers are welcomed to participate!

You can find information about upcoming events on our main page in the ‘Current and upcoming events’ section.

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.

    Mixed materials composition, photo by Eeva Suorlahti 2017

    Photography session on demand

    1. Photo session for a research group or a particular project (e.g., grant applications or websites)

    2. Photographing in the lab (equipment, processes, researchers at work)

    3. Demonstration, event, or photography to document a visit 

    4. 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:

    Heidi Henrickson

    Valeria Azovskaya

    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
    • Supervisor

    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.

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