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

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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.

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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.

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Tanja Kallio / Kuva: Anni Hanen-Kajander

A maker of better materials

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

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News

Aerial picture of Otaniemi during the summer
Studies Published:

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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Cooperation Published:

Industry/RTO Internship for PhD-students in 2020

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

Get to know us: Emeritus Professor Olof Forsén

Academic career over 40 years long.
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Studies Published:

Get to know us: Doctoral student Pingchao Ke

Having an overseas research experience is very important for every researcher.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemistry, M.Sc.(Tech.) Tom Blomberg

The title of the dissertation is Role of Potassium Hydroxide in Fouling and Fireside Corrosion Processes in Biomass Fired Boilers
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

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

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio
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