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.

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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

We, NanoChem & NanoEng Group, put forward innovative research and development in the field of nanotechnology under the umbrella of sustainability and environment-friendliness.
The group designs, synthesizes, and engineers out-of-the-box green nanotechnological solutions to tackle the world's current crises in the sectors of 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.

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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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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

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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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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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Aalto University accepts 1 244 new students for master's studies

Admission results are published on 30 March. Congratulations to all new master's students!
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Aalto helps in the midst of the pandemic

We collect ideas and solutions from the community to assist authorities and other actors in this situation
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Conferment of doctoral degrees in the schools of technology postponed

The event is postponed due to corona pandemic. The new date will be announced accordingly.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemistry, M.Sc.(Tech.) Päivi Grönroos

The title of the dissertation is Luminescent Markers and Labels in Authentication and Novel Bioaffinity Assays

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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Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

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