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.

Head of Department is Ville Alopaeus. Link to his research group and contact information >>
Vice Head of Department is Ari Jokilaakso. Link to his research group and contact information >>

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:

Catalysis Research Group

Group led by Professor Riikka Puurunen

Catalysis Group picture

Chemical engineering

Group led by Professor Ville Alopaeus

Alopaeus_group_laboratory

Chemical Engineering in Aqueous Systems

Group led by Professor Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen.

Sea water

Hydrometallurgy and Corrosion (Hydromet)

Group led by Professor Mari Lundström

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

Industrial Chemistry

Group led by Professor Yongdan Li

Research topics Industrial Chemistry made by Yingnan Zhao

Materials Processing and Powder Metallurgy

Group led by Professor Michael Gasik

Biomedical scaffold

Metallurgical Thermodynamics and Modelling

Group led by Professor Daniel Lindberg

Aalto University/Metallurgical Thermodynamics and Modelling

Metallurgy

Group led by Professor Ari Jokilaakso

Pyrometallurgy_research Ronja Ruismäki, photo Valeria Azovskaya

Mineral Processing and Recycling

Group led by Professor Rodrigo Serna

Serna_Mineral Processing and recycling

Plant design

Group led by Professor Pekka Oinas

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Polymer Technology

Group led by Professor Jukka Seppälä

CMET_Polymer group lab

Process control and automation

Professors Francesco Corona and Iiro Harjunkoski

CMET_PCA group

Contact information for the research groups

Here you can find listed all the research groups at the department.

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Contact information for the lecturers

Here you can find contact information for the lecturers

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Pyrometallurgy_research Ronja Ruismäki, photo Valeria Azovskaya
studying chemical engineering

Are you interested in studying at Aalto? Here are our School's programmes:

Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology

Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering

See all our programmes >>

Doctoral studies

Aalto Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering >>

Get to know us

Professor Mari Lundström Aalto University

Professor Metal

Mari Lundström wants to recover and reuse metals. She approaches her task with a steely resolve.

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Professori Daniel Lindberg, kuva Mortti Saarnia

Creating a unique professional profile by combining different fields of science

Professor Daniel Lindberg, a geologist and a chemist, encourages his students to study combinations of different subjects and fields of science.

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Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Metallurgists are needed to fix the sustainability gap

Professor of Metallurgy Ari Jokilaakso’s researches the behaviour of chemical elements at high temperatures. He wants to give students a real understanding of chemical phenomena.

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See also

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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.

News

Salli in the forest smiling
Studies Published:

Alumni Salli Aikio: "I want to make an impact and build a better future through sustainable metals processing"

Projects with companies working in the field, interesting trainee positions and a passion for sustainability. Salli Aikio graduated in 2019 from the Master’s program in Sustainable Metals Processing.
Adel smiling
Studies Published:

Alumni Adel Assad: "My goal is to be in the front line of creating a greener planet with sustainable solutions"

Honorary academic achievements, contributions towards the student community and a passion towards building a better future, Adel Assad graduated 2019 from the Master’s program in Functional Materials. He studied a minor in Fibre and Polymers Engineering.
Two lab-coated women in a laboratory looking at pipes.
Cooperation, Studies Published:

Chemistry and business students developed plant-based products with Valio

A team of two Master’s students collaborated with Valio in a 6-month Aalto Thesis project.
Urs Dieker working with wood, kuva Eren Öztekin
Research & Art Published:

Hollywood costume design goes sustainable

A textile artist sees natural materials as the future for costumes in television and film.

Events

Finnish-Polish Green Deal bioeconomy collaboration webinar
Online event

Circular Bioeconomy: A Polish-Finnish Matchmaking Workshop

Finnish-Polish Green Deal bioeconomy collaboration webinar
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Processing of Materials, M.Sc(tech.) Petteri Halli

The title of the dissertation is: Innovative Valorization of Secondary Raw Materials
Wikimedia commons, CC BY 4.0, Goulas, Puurunen, van Ommen, 2020
Online event

2020 November Networking - ALD at Aalto University

Join our ALD public webinar and local networking event, 25. - 26.11.2020
Previous event: https://blogs.aalto.fi/catprofopen/ald-networking-nov-2019/
Circular Innovation Fair 2020
Online event

Circular Innovation Fair 2020

Welcome to Circular Innovation Fair 2020 Pitching Event

Where to find us

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