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.

Sammalkorpi group / Soft Materials Modelling

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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Multifunctional Materials Design

he Multifunctional Materials Design lead by Prof. Jaana Vapaavuori focuses on experimental studies of soft materials, as well as inorganic-organic hybrids. Our ultimate goal is to combine multiple functionalities in the same material through supramolecular chemistry and designing hierarchical structures. We also aim to convert external stimuli into useful responses via photoactuation, photovoltaics and photocatalysis.

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Physical Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Physics

PhysElectrochemPhys lead by Dr. Pekka Peljo focuses on understanding how charge transfer takes place across solid-liquid interfaces, and within solid materials to develop next generation flow batteries.

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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.

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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

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Decorations for Aalto personnel on the Independence Day 2019

Kristiina Mäkelä, Ingmar Björkman and Martti Mäkelä receive the decoration of Commander of the Order of Lion.
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Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Developing individualised biomaterials for medical treatment

New types of biological mesh can also be used in treating gynaecological prolapses, hernias and urinary incontinence.
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Studies, University Published:

Teaching and providing “aha!” experiences motivate our new Vice Dean of Education Jouni Paltakari

Paltakari wants to show all the incredible things we can do with chemical engineering. At the very core of all of our actions are sustainable development and problem solving.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemistry, M.Sc.(Tech.) Kalle Salminen

The title of the dissertation is Composite Electrodes for Hot Electron-Induced Electrochemiluminescence Applications
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemistry, M.Sc. Jarno Linnera

The title of the dissertation is Towards Accurate First Principles Predictions of Thermoelectric Efficiency of d-Metal Oxides

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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