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.

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News

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New updates: Personnel and students of Aalto University are not to travel to China, South Korea, Northern Italy or Iran.
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How to find information on coronavirus?

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Studies Published:
a microscopic view of the bonding process when water is mixed with select plant-based particles
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The combination of plant-based particles and water forms an 'eco' super-glue

In a collaboration between Aalto and other research institutions, a new, ecological adhesive has been developed that rivals superglue in strength

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Processing of Materials, M.Sc.(Tech.) Sipi Seisko

The title of the dissertation is Electrochemical Studies of Gold Dissolution in Cupric and Ferric Chloride Solutions
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemical Engineering, M.Sc.(Tech.) Karhan Özdenkci

The title of the dissertation is Hydrothermal Biomass Conversion as the Enabler of Sustainable Biorefinery
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Processing of Materials, M.Sc.(Tech.) Heini Elomaa

The title of the dissertation is Simulation Based Life Cycle Assessment Method for Evaluation of Hydrometallurgical Cyanide-free Gold Processes
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Processing of Materials, M.Sc.(Tech.) Sami Penttilä

The title of the dissertation is Structural Materials Corrosion Testing and Modeling Assessment in Supercritical Water

Where to find us

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
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