Department of Civil Engineering

Researcher at the Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering aims to build the structures of tomorrow through research, education and collaboration. The department is built around its strengths in system knowledge, computation, modelling and knowledge management.

The department conducts both basic scientific research as well as applied research, both of which are required for high-quality education at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Research

At the Department of Civil Engineering, we use our expertise to create multidisciplinary, solution-oriented approaches and solutions in cooperation with domestic and international partners who represent a variety of fields.

Research at the department is backed by extensive facilities and focused on building design and construction as well as mineral-based materials and mechanics. The department cooperates with industry on a number of important topics, including construction management, concrete technology, indoor air quality science and technology and geoengineering.

Building design and construction

Building design and construction research aims to integrate the two fields, creating new, research-based knowledge to promote energy-efficient, safe, sustainable, healthy and comfortable buildings.

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Mineral-based materials and mechanics

Developing new industrial solutions and innovations needed in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of civil engineering applications reliant on mineral-based materials. The target is to ensure the strength, durability and sustainability of solids and structures in the built environment.

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Otaniemi research tunnel

News

Close-up of curly wood grain orientation of an old piece of wood
Studies Published:

Online course “Wood material science” starts 10.1.2023

Learn 100% online how the structure of wood affects its physical and mechanical properties.
Professori Gary Marquis
Honoured Published:

Gary Marquis was awarded Honorary Doctorate

Riga Technical University recognised Gary Marquis for his work in advancing cooperation between RTU and Aalto University.

Leena Korkiala-Tanttu palkittiin Tölpällä
Honoured Published:

Professor Leena Korkiala-Tantu awarded the Pikku-Tömppä

A versatile background, good knowledge of design and construction processes, and the ability to combine high-level scientific expertise with practical engineering expertise were the reasons behind the award.
Jaakko Jääskeläinen
Appointments Published:

Energy market expert Jaakko Jääskeläinen has been appointed Professor of Practice

'I will provide tools for the next generation of energy market experts to solve real-world challenges arising from the energy transition,’ says Jääskeläinen.

Events

Keltainen Aalto-kynä, kuvituskuva
Public defences

Public defence in civil engineering, Zhao Jianyu, M.Sc.

The title of the doctoral thesis is: Production Control Using Real-Time Monitoring in Construction.
Tensile test of birch timber board
Public defences

Public defence in civil engineering, Steven Collins, M.Sc.

The title of the doctoral thesis is: Investigating the mechanical behavior of birch timber for structural applications

Studies

Our research holds a prominent position in the education we offer. Learn more about studying at the Department of Civil Engineering through the programmes below. 

People working

Contact information: Department of Civil Engineering

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Department of Civil Engineering
Concrete investigation at the Department of Civil Engineering

Collaboration and partners

The Department of Civil Engineering cooperates with industry in all of its central research areas.

Department of Civil Engineering
Dipoli / kuvaaja: Tuomas Uusheimo

Fabian and Jaakko Ahvenainen Fund

The Fabian and Jaakko Ahvenainen Fund awards grants and recognition awards annually to Master's degree students and post-graduate students of the Aalto University School of Engineering as well as persons who recently completed their Master's or postgraduate degrees and familiarized with bridge engineering or structural engineering and building physics in their studies at Aalto University.

Department of Civil Engineering

Where to find us

Rakentajanaukio 4

Construction engineering, R Building

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