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.

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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

Professor Simo-Pekka Hannula's Research Group for Advanced and Functional Materials conducts high-quality basic and applied materials research related to both current materials production and new advanced materials.

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Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry group lead by Prof. Sakari Kulmala, concentrates on luminescence techniques.

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Computational Chemistry

The group is led by Prof. Kari Laasonen and is currently the home of one postdoctoral researcher and four doctoral students.

Laasonen research group

Electrochemical Energy Conversion

Group lead by Prof. Tanja Kallio investigates and develops materials and devices for electrochemical energy conversion and storage.

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Inorganic Materials Modelling

Group led by Prof. Antti Karttunen investigates the structures and properties of inorganic materials using quantum chemical methods.

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Microfabrication

The group led by Prof. Sami Franssila develops micro- and nanofabrication processes for applications in fluidic, chemical, biological, mechanical and thermal devices.

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Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering

Prof. Mady Elbahri and his group focus on green nanotechnology with respect to design, synthesis and engineering of advanced functional materials for energy, environment and life science.

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Physical Characteristics of Surfaces and Interfaces

Headed by Prof. Jari Koskinen group focuses on surface engineering and thin films.

Physical Characteristics of Surfaces and Interfaces

Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry

Group is lead by Prof. Lasse Murtomäki

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Soft Materials Modelling

Maria Sammalkorpi's research group employs computational and theoretical means to study macromolecular and surfactant systems in aqueous and oil-based solutions.

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Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Group led by Prof. Maarit Karppinen carries out both experimental and theoretical research towards novel inorganic materials.

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Nordic Hysitron Laboratory

Learn more about the story and history of Nordic Hysitron Laboratory

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Bioorganic Chemistry

The Deska group investigates complex organic synthesis based on biological & chemoenzymatic strategies.

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Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry group is lead by Prof. Ari Koskinen

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Research infrastructures

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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.

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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.

Services

News

Shimmering Wood-based Structural Colour by Noora Yau. Photo Eeva Suorlahti
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Aalto University presents six concepts on renewable biomaterials at Dutch Design Week

CHEMARTS exhibition showcases fascinating recyclable prototypes which are toxic-free, recyclable and don't release micro-plastics.
Infografiikka tietotekniikan sijoituksesta 56:nneksi maailmassa.
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Computer Science jumped to 56th in the Times Higher Education Ranking

Engineering and technology placed 101-125 in the world.
Shakin up Tech, biomimeettinen silkki. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.
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Shaking up Tech brings hundreds of female students together to explore technology

Showcasing technologies ranging from spider silk stretching to VR trips through space and talks from inspiring speakers, the event made it clear that technology is for everyone.
Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors -näyttelyn kuva, kuvaaja Mikko Raskinen
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Over one million euros in grants from the Wihuri Foundation

The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation grants were awarded to 41 individuals or teams in Aalto University.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemistry, M.Sc. Fatemeh Davodi

The title of the dissertation is Rational Design of Novel and Efficient Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Production
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Conferences and workshops

Alumni Day of the School of Chemical Engineering

Alumni Day of the School of Chemical Engineering takes place at 26th of October.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemistry, M.Sc.(Tech.) Saara Tiuri

The title of the dissertation is Diastereoselective Synthesis of 1-deoxy-L-nojirimycins - A Treatise on Stereoselective Hydroxylations of 6-membered Rings

Where to find us

School of Chemical Engineering building

Address: Kemistintie 1
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00.

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Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

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