Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
World-class research with high impact
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 Lasse Murtomäki. Link to his research group and contact information
Vice Head is Antti Karttunen. Link to his research group and contact information
The HR Partner of the Department is Tiina Torvinen.
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.
Research group led by Professor Sakari Kulmala
Research group led by Professor Ville Miikkulainen
Research group led by Professor Kari Laasonen
Research group led by Miguel Caro
Research group led by Professor Tanja Kallio
Research group led by Professor Juha Siitonen
Research group led by Professor Maarit Karppinen
Research group led by Professor Antti Karttunen
Research group led by Professor Sami Franssila
Group led by Professor Jaana Vapaavuori
Research group led by Professor Mady Elbahri
Research group led by Professor Lasse Murtomäki
Group led by Professor Maria Sammalkorpi
Emeritus research groups
Are you interested in studying at the School of Chemical Engineering? Here are our Chemistry and Material Science programmes:
- Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology:
- Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering:
- Joint international Master's Programmes:
- Doctoral studies: Aalto Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering
Moving to Finland
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Get to know us
Professor Tanja Kallio develops ecological, safe and affordable materials for batteries and electrocatalysts.
Juha Siitonen, Doctor of Philosophy, started his five-year fixed term as Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science on 1 January 2022. The field of the professorship is organic chemistry.
Tailored molecules and materials could revolutionise the chemicals industry, move fabrics and make solar panels more ecological.
Combining virtual reality with teaching.
Jari Koskinen received The Order of the White Rose of Finland
Professor of functional nanomaterials would like to combine technology and art in her research.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) has recognized Professor Mady Elbahri at the School of Chemical Engineering, for his outstanding scientific achievements in the field of Nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion has named Assistant Professor Jaana Vapaavuori as Young Researcher of the Year for 2020. Vapaavuori's work is guided by design thinking and the optimal utilisation of resources.