Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

The Department of Chemistry and Materials Science focuses on micro-, nano- and atomic scale engineering of compounds and materials. Our work in these areas encompasses synthesis, characterization and computational research.

Head of Department is Jari Koskinen. Link to his research group and contact information >>
Vice Head is Kari Laasonen. Link to his research group and contact information >>

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Research

The research in the department focuses on advanced and functional materials, chemical synthesis, energy storage and conversion, as well as, molecular and materials modelling. Our teaching provides students a solid background for these topics.

Advanced and Functional Materials

Group led by Professor Simo-Pekka Hannula

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Analytical Chemistry

Group led by Professor Sakari Kulmala

CHEM_CMAT_Analytical chemistry group_Luminescence research

Bioorganic Chemistry

Group led by Professor Jan Deska

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Computational Chemistry

Group led by Professor Kari Laasonen

Hydrogen adsorption on NCNT

Electrochemical Energy Conversion

Group led by Professor Tanja Kallio

Litium ion batteries

Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Group led by Professor Maarit Karppinen

Assistant Professor Antti Karttunen and the research group combined electronic materials with cotton. Photo: Mikko Raskinen, Aalto University

Inorganic Materials Modelling

Group led by Professor Antti Karttunen

Phosphorus helix Karttunen

Microfabrication

Group led by Professor Sami Franssila

Micronova_cleanroom research

Multifunctional Materials Design

Group led by Professor Jaana Vapaavuori

Hydrogen-bonding molecules

Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering

Group led by Professor Mady Elbahri

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Nordic Hysitron Laboratory

Group led by Professor Roman Novak

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Organic Chemistry

Group led by Professor Ari Koskinen

Synthesis of the C1-C12 Fragment of Calyculin C

Physical Characteristics of Surfaces and Interfaces

Group led by Professor Jari Koskinen

Nanocarbon

Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry

Group led by Professor Lasse Murtomäki

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Soft Materials Modelling

Group led by Senior Scientist Maria Sammalkorpi

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Contact information for the research groups

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

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CMAT department, photo: Mady Elbahri

Contact information for the lecturers

Here you can find the contact information for lecturers.

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Micronova, photo: Aino Huovio

Research infrastructures

School of Chemical Engineering / Raw materials research infrastructure

RAMI – Raw materials research infrastructure

RAMI Raw Materials is a national, joint research infrastructure. Its target is to strengthen the long-term core expertise in Otaniemi (together with GTK and VTT), and to place Finland among the strong actors in natural and new inorganic material research needed in the circular economy.

School of Chemical Engineering
Aalto Bioproduct Centre

Bioeconomy Infrastructure

The Bioeconomy Infrastructure uses pre-treatment technology, thermal and catalytic processing, and biotechnology to produce a range of chemicals and fuel components and other materials from renewable inputs.

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Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

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

Jan Deska, Jaana Vapaavuori, kuva: Jaakko Kahilaniemi

Bacteria factories and soft robots

Tailored molecules and materials could revolutionise the chemicals industry, move fabrics and make solar panels more ecological.

News
Jaana Vapaavuori, kuva: Helena Seppälä / Aalto-yliopisto

Jaana Vapaavuori: From dancer to researcher

Professor of functional nanomaterials would like to combine technology and art in her research.

News
Tanja Kallio / Kuva: Anni Hanen-Kajander

A maker of better materials

Professor Tanja Kallio develops ecological, safe and affordable materials for batteries and electrocatalysts.

News

News

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Research & Art, University Published:

Professors Markus Linder and Tapani Vuorinen invited to the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

Professor of Biomolecular Materials Markus Linder and Professor of Wood Chemistry Tapani Vuorinen from the School of Chemical Engineering at Aalto University have been elected as new members of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.
Dekaani Kristiina Kruus ja professori Jouni Paltakari koulun edessä kasvomaskien kanssa.
Cooperation, University Published:

UPM offers 10 000 surgical masks to the School of Chemical Engineering

UPM has actively acquired face masks due to the COVID-19 epidemic, and also contributed them to purposes of general interest. “The School of Chemical Engineering educates professionals in the fields of sustainable use of natural resources and new materials, and therefore contributing to the continuation of teaching is important to UPM,” says Pirkko Harrela, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, UPM.
Aalto 10km/5km
Incidents Published:

Aalto 10 km & 5 km sports event cancelled

The organization of all events should be carefully considered so that studying and working on campus can continue safely.
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Campus Published:

Access control as a part of university strategy - summary of info sharing session with recording

Info sharing session about the new access control policy was held on 25th August. Please find below summary about the session with recording (duration about 1 hour).

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemistry, M.Sc. Taneli Tiittanen

The title of the dissertation is On the Structural and Magnetic Properties of B-site Ordered Double Perovskites
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Inorganic chemistry, M.Sc. Nina Mattila

The title of the dissertation is: Lattice dynamics in 2D layered transition metal oxides and sulfides: First principles study.
Dissertations

Defence of Dissertation in the field of Physical Chemistry, M.Sc (tech.) Olli Sorsa

The title of the dissertation is: Methods of Studying Electrocatalysts in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Cells
Wikimedia commons, CC BY 4.0, Goulas, Puurunen, van Ommen, 2020

November Networking - ALD at Aalto University

Join in our ALD networking event on two afternoons, 25. - 26.11.2020 at 12-17
Previous event: https://blogs.aalto.fi/catprofopen/ald-networking-nov-2019/

Where to find us

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio
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