Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

The unique competitive edge of the department is based on sustainable utilization of raw materials, designing more efficient processes and developing new materials and products. Our department’s areas of expertise enable sustainable future with high performance products and processes in circular economy and bioeconomy.

Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering's research instrument.

Research

The department is in a key position in research of chemical engineering, materials technology, metals processing, efficient energy technologies and digitalization of these.

Our core competences include unit operations and processes in chemical engineering, hydro- and pyro-metallurgy, catalyst and polymeric materials, novel catalytic process, process control and process systems engineering.

Our research groups:

Chemical engineering

Group, led by Prof. Ville Alopaeus, has a strong tradition in practical industrial collaboration.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Materials Processing and Powder Metallurgy

Group, led by Prof Michael Gasik, carries out highly international studies in materials processing, powder metallurgy, new materials solutions and their processing phenomena computer and experimental modelling.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Metallurgy

Prof. Ari Jokilaakso's Metallurgy group activities cover a large area from the life span of a metal product.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Hydrometallurgy and Corrosion (Hydromet)

The research group Hydromet, led by Prof. Mari Lundström, applies hydrometallurgical and electrochemical means for the recovery of metals and precious materials, development of electrolysis processes, study of corrosion properties and development of new materials from secondary raw materials.

Precious metals in crushed batteries being dissolved in a test tube. Photo: Glen Forde/Aalto Energy Platform

Plant design

Group led by Prof. Pekka Oinas combines fundamental chemical engineering principles with systems engineering approaches to develop methods and computer-aided tools that are applicable in all areas of chemical process industry.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Polymer Technology

Professor Jukka Seppälä leads the Research Group of Polymer Technology that focuses on teaching and research related to synthesis and characterization of novel polymers.

Tensile testing polymer samples

Process Control and Automation

The group, led by Prof. Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela, aims to serve all fields of process technology - chemical, metallurgical and forest products - in terms of process automation.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Mineral Processing and Recycling

The group led by Prof Rodrigo Serna, aim to find technological solutions to address the current needs related to the production of inorganic raw materials, whether from primary or secondary sources.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Metallurgical Thermodynamics and Modelling

The group led by Prof. Daniel Lindberg focuses on materials properties related to equilibrium phenomena, experimental thermodynamics both at high temperatures and in aqueous solutions, and modelling of materials properties.

Aalto University/Metallurgical Thermodynamics and Modelling

Catalysis Research Group

The Catalysis group, lead by Prof. Puurunen, develops new types of solid heterogeneous catalysts and evaluates their performance, aiming for fundamental understanding and structure-activity relationships.

Catalysis Group picture

Chemical Engineering in Aqueous Systems

The group, led by Prof. Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen, is studying the unit operations of aqueous systems and the solid-liquid phases equilibria.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Industrial Chemistry

Prof. Yongdan Li leads the Research Group of Industrial Chemistry. Our group focuses on teaching and research related to chemical reaction engineering and reactor design.

Research topics Industrial Chemistry made by Yingnan Zhao

Facilities

School of Chemical Engineering building

Address: Kemistintie 1
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00.

Kemistintie 1 (pienempi). Kuva/Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

News

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Appointments Published:
Jouni Paltakari varadekaani koulutus
Studies, University Published:

Teaching and providing “aha!” experiences motivate our new Vice Dean of Education Jouni Paltakari

Paltakari wants to show all the incredible things we can do with chemical engineering. At the very core of all of our actions are sustainable development and problem solving.
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Research & Art Published:

The sustainable use of metals is at the core of fighting climate change – It’s no use to substitute walking with electric scooters

Electric cars and electric scooters are not environmentally friendly options if they are used as an alternative to walking or cycling, for example. Different metals are constantly needed in increasing amounts for batteries, for example. The challenge is both ecological and social.
Litiumioniakkuja löytyy melkein jokaisesta taskusta. Kuva: Aleksi Poutanen.
Research & Art Published:

A scientist worthy of several Nobel Prizes

Today there is a lithium battery in almost everyone's pocket. However, there are still many challenges associated with their materials. This is evident to Maarit Karppinen who has collaborated with one of the scientists awarded with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Events

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Conferences and workshops

The 4th International Symposium on Catalytic Science and Technology in Sustainable Energy and Environment

Welcome to International Symposium on Catalytic Science and Technology in Sustainable Energy and Environment (EECAT 2020), organised on 31 May - 4 June 2020, starting at Espoo, finishing in a cruise at Helsinki, Finland.

Where to find us

School of Chemical Engineering building

Address: Kemistintie 1
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00.

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