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

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.
Rajaboopathi Mani
Research & Art Published:

Could mesocrystals make medication more effective? - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship was awarded to Dr. Rajaboopathi Mani

More water soluble the drug is the faster and more effective it works. Many new drug molecules have low solubility and that could limit their effectiveness when taken by mouth.
Shakin up Tech, biomimeettinen silkki. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Shaking up Tech brings hundreds of female students together to explore technology

Showcasing technologies ranging from spider silk stretching to VR trips through space and talks from inspiring speakers, the event made it clear that technology is for everyone.
Kuva: Mikko Raskinen
Cooperation, Press releases Published:

From space technology to spider silk and the bio-economy – over 2 000 women and girls gather for three different technology events

Technology companies will need more than 53 000 new experts in the next few years. We are holding 'Shaking up Tech' for high school students, 'Girls' Day' for upper comprehensive school students in Heureka, and 'Women in Tech' for technical professionals: three events that highlight the many possibilities in the field of technology and introduce role models.

Events

November Networking

November Networking - ALD at Aalto University

Join in our ALD networking event at 29th of November.
EECAT2020 logo campus
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.

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