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Energy

The main research foci in energy research are energy sciences, multidisciplinary energy technologies, and sustainable energy solutions.
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Many departments at Aalto University have a long tradition of research and teaching in the field of energy. We have approximately 25 professors who are solely focused on energy research, and they obtain more than ten million euros in research funding annually. Every year, over 80 Masters and a dozen Doctors graduate in the field of energy. Additionally, more than 30 professors are strongly contributing in the field.

The research in these fields includes advanced and renewable energy technologies: efficient, eco-friendly and reliable energy production systems, distribution and use – as well as monitoring and understanding people’s environments.

The results of energy-related research contribute to Finland’s energy policy and have global outreach through sustainable energy solutions and a wide range of energy innovations and applications.

Focus areas

  • Sustainable energy production
  • Energy storage conversion
  • Power engineering
  • Energy in built environments
  • Energy systems and resource economics

Energy Webinars

Event series hosted by Aalto Networking Platform.

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Energy in a (Post-)Pandemic World

Prognosis for the sustainable transition

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Charge! Energy Storage Seminar Series

Perspectives on the energy storage revolution

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Energy Modelling Seminar Series

How can energy modelling drive the sustainable energy transition? This series looks at aspects of modelling for energy systems, through technical modelling, analysis, and building of systems.

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Upcoming events

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Lectures and seminars

Modelling for Sector Coupling

Energy Modelling Series | Seminar 1/21. This series looks at the different aspects of modelling for energy systems, through technical modelling, analysis, and building of systems.
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Conferences and workshops

MOSES 2021

MOSES (Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems) is a biannual conference that aims to address the challenges in designing ship energy systems and how they operate.
Event Archive

Featured research and collaboration bodies

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Smart Energy Transition

We investigate the timing of the energy system disruption and the changes cascading from it, as well as their impacts on different sectors.

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Smart Otaniemi



Smart Otaniemi is an innovation ecosystem that connects experts working on world-changing ideas for smart energy.

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Compbat | Computer aided design for next generation flow batteries

CompBat EU project aims to take flow batteries to the next level, identifying new prospective molecules for their chemical composition.

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BatCircle

The main objective of BATCircle consortium led by Aalto University is to generate added value to sectors manufacturing battery metals and chemicals, as well as their circular economy.

Research infrastructure

Featured research groups

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Electrochemical Energy Conversion

Group led by Professor Tanja Kallio

Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
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New Energy Technologies (Renewable)

The interest of the New Energy Technologies Group is on advanced energy systems, in particular nanomaterials for energy devices, sustainable energy systems, and multidisciplinary energy science.

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Energy Efficiency and Systems

Energy efficiency plays a key role in solving challenges related to developing a sustainable future for human societies, highlighting the need to optimise energy systems of all sizes.

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Departments

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Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

The Department of Chemistry and Materials Science focuses on micro-, nano- and atomic scale engineering of compounds and materials. Our work in these areas encompasses synthesis, characterization and computational research.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a leading multidisciplinary research establishment with strong industrial ties and impact on industry and society alike.

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Department of Applied Physics

The Department of Applied Physics pursues vigorous research in physical sciences and creates important industrial applications that hold great technological potential.

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Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is an ecosystem where scientists and engineers from different fields of microsystems, electrical engineering and automation work together to solve the most challenging scientific problems.

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Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) conducts research and arranges related teaching courses in the fields of electromagnetics, micro and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology.

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