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

Tomi Kauppinen and Miikka J. Lehtonen at Otaniemi campus.
Studies, University Published:

Podcasts bring variety to teaching

At their best, podcasts can inspire and motivate students to learn about different topics.
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Get to know us: Professor Olli Dahl

Saving the environment via businesses.
Aerial picture of Otaniemi during the summer
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New student – are you still looking for an accommodation for autumn term?

Aalto University has reserved a quota of furnished rooms and apartments for international incoming students in co-operation with HOAS (The Foundation for Student Housing in Helsinki Region).
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Industry/RTO Internship for PhD-students in 2020

Opportunity for PhD-students to participate in internships arranged in Companies or Research institutes in 2020.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemical Engineering, M.Sc. Yaseen Khan

The title of the dissertation is Structured Microreactors for the Heterogeneously Catalyzed Gas-phase Dehydration and Partial Oxidation of 1-butanol

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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