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 is Ari Jokilaakso. Link to his research group and contact information
The HR coordinator of the Department is Alice Björklund.

Researchers in the lab

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.

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

Ioncell-materiaalia sinisessä kudotunomaisessa materiaalissa tai kankaassa

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

Contact information for the research groups

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

Metalls, CMET

Contact information for the teaching staff

Here you can find contact information for the teaching staff

Pyrometallurgy_research Ronja Ruismäki, photo Valeria Azovskaya

Collaboration:

See all the Aalto CHEM collaboration projects here

BATCircle consortium

BATCircle aims at improving the manufacturing processes of battery chemicals and the mining and metals industries and to increase the recycling of lithium-ion batteries.

Image from remote site: batcircle.aalto.fi
studying chemical engineering

Are you interested in studying at the School of Chemical Engineering? Here are our Chemistry and Metallurgical Engineering programmes:

See all our school's programmes

Get to know us

My career: From start to Finnish

Ben Wilson, Staff scientist at CHEM

Wilson

Metals are absolute necessary for the whole society

There is no electricity without metals

CHEM professor Ari Jokilaakso

Get to know us: Assistant Professor Mari Lundström

Reimain in good spirits after bad results and don't give up!

Mari Lundström

How to get companies in the metal industry more employees and more students for the master’s degree programme?

‘The great thing about this cooperation is that everyone wins,’ said Ari Jokilaakso, Professor of metallurgy.

Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Small Finland is a big player in the circular economy of metals

Finland was chosen to lead the strategic planning for battery recycling in Europe. Two key reasons for this achievement are the high-level research carried out in Finland and the close cooperation within the sector.

Professor Mari Lundström Aalto University

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.

Professori Daniel Lindberg, kuva Mortti Saarnia

PhD Mari Lundström appointed as Assistant Professor in the field of Materials Science and Engineering

Dean Janne Laine has appointed Mari Lundström, PhD, as a four-year fixed-term Assistant Professor (2nd term) position from 1 December 2017.

Professor Mari Lundström Aalto University

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.

Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Nanofiber scaffolds demonstrate new features in the behaviour of stem and cancer cells

A discovery in the field of biomaterials may open new frontiers in stem and cancer cell manipulation and associated advanced therapy development.

Biomedical scaffold

Professorship strengthens the cooperation of ABB and Aalto in Industrial Internet solutions

Dr. Iiro Harjunkoski has been appointed Adjunt Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering.

Iiro Harjunkoski

Professor Metal

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

Professor Mari Lundström Aalto University

Environmental technology is a way of thinking

Green ideas should penetrate both education and industry says Ville Alopaeus, awarded with Tapani Järvinen Environmental Technology Fund grant.

Chem Professor_Ville Alopaeus

News

Battery recycling_photo Valeria Azovskaya
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Is battery recycling environmentally friendly?

Researchers conduct life-cycle assessment to determine the actual carbon footprint of battery recycling
Recycled battery metal in a bowl
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Recycling of batteries and responsible raw materials are Finland's asset - A major project enhanced cooperation within the battery sector

The two-year BATCircle consortium led by Aalto University has produced a lot of new research on battery recycling and raw materials and strengthened the cooperation within the sector
Biorefinery and fuels
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Renewable fuel made from biorefinery residues

Lignin-based automotive and aviation fuels are one step closer to market as a new EU-funded project aims to develop new production methods for lignin-based transport fuels.
Metalls, CMET
Research & Art Published:

Towards carbon-neutrality in metal production – new €18 million project to develop solutions for reducing CO2 emissions

Metal processing industry has the greatest greenhouse gas reduction potential of Finland's manufacturing industries. Joint project between companies and universities is a significant step towards carbon-neutral metal production.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Processing of Materials, M.Sc (tech.) Pelin Altinkaya

The title of the dissertation is: Leaching and recovery of gold from low grade raw materials in cyanide-free media
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Processing of Materials, M.Sc (tech.) Ted Nuorivaara

The title of the dissertation is: Improving sulphide-mineral flotation with sustainable cellulose-based frother formulations

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