Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) conducts research and arranges related courses in the fields of electromagnetics, micro and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology featuring an international team of over 150 Researchers and Research Assistants.

The department is part of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering (Aalto ELEC) with world-class research facilities and instruments; the largest clean rooms in the Nordic countries are located in the Micro- and nanotechnology centre Micronova. See our research infrastructures here.

aalto2 andaalto1 satellites

Information & enrollment to the ESoA course

Antenna measurements at millimetre and submillimetre wavelengths - 6-10 May 2019

 

Research

Photonics and Nanotechnology

Photonics

The Photonics Group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group studies electrical and optical properties of various nanomaterials for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The group is located in the Micronova Research Center.

Nanowire optical gate

Optoelectronics

The Optoelectronics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the nanofabrication research center Micronova.

Etched GaN surface

Nanoscience and Advanced Materials

The Nanoscience and Advanced Materials group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the nanofabrication research center Micronova and has about 15 researchers. The group hosts Tekes-funded FiDiPro (Finland Distinguished Professor) Nasser Peyghambarian from University of Arizona jointly with University of Eastern Finland. Research is mainly funded by external sources, especially the National Technology Agency (Tekes), the Academy of Finland, EU, ESA and industry.

Nanotechnology Group

Micro and Quantum Systems

The Micro and Quantum Systems group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the nanofabrication research center Micronova.

Micro and Quantum Systems Group

Electron Physics

The Electron Physics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. Our research and education is focused on semiconductor materials and device physics.

Hele Savin Group

Organic Electronics Group

The Organic Electronics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, at Aalto University. We study materials and organic devices with the scope of developing next-generation electronics. In particular, by using organic molecules, we can develop a novel class of both materials and devices capable of addressing current and future challenges in low-cost and flexible electronics. Our interest lies in the general understanding of the device properties as well as the overall development and improvement of the performances. Large efforts are devoted to study physical phenomena as charge/field-effect transport and light emission/sensing, with a particular interest for new materials and material’s interface. The group is located in the Micronova Research Center.

Organic Electronics Group

Microwave and Integrated Circuit Design

Antennas and Wireless Sensors

Three main research areas of the Antennas and Wireless Sensors group are Antennas for mobile devices, Beam-steerable millimeter-wave antennas for mobile networks and RF-powered wireless devices.

Millimeter-wave Vivaldi array

Antennas and propagation

The antennas and propagation group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group covers a broad range of research topics in radio frequency design, measurements and modelling. In particular, the group focuses on antenna measurement and evaluation techniques, multiple-element antenna arrays including massive MIMO, radio frequency measurements for radar objects and cellular mobile scenarios, and study and demonstion of antenna effects on radio link performance for novel applications such as beyond-5G and medical scenarios. We have access to diverse radio frequency measurement facilities including anechoic chambers for characterising antennas, millimetre-wave channel sounders and real-time waveform devices such as wideband universal software defined radio peripherals. The group is located in the TUAS-building.

Magnetic simulations

Millimetre Wave and THz Techniques

The Millimetre Wave and THz Techniques group aims to find the killer application for THz radiation. Our work interdisciplinary work spans the space from basic research to extensive application evaluation and leverages tight integration with intended end users. We are active in building end-to-end systems engineered specifically to application requirements that support new science/metrology enabled by Millimetre Wave and THz Techniques.

Cornea

Electronic Circuit Design

In Electronic Circuit Design (ECD) Group, the vision of high quality education and research is realized through implementations of integrated electronic circuits, i.e. microchips, in close collaboration with leading academic and industrial partners.

Die microphotograph of an interface chip

Space Science and Technology

Space Technology

Space Technology group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the TUAS-building.

aalto-2 satellite

Space Physics

Space Physics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the Maarintie 8 building.

space weather

Space Weather

Space Weather group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the TUAS-building.

Sunwind

Magnetism

Magnetism and applications is studied by Eija Tanskanen group that is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The main research topic is the magnetic environment on ground, near-Earth space, moon and solar surface. Magnetic disturbances vary in time-scales from seconds and minutes to seasons and solar cycles (11- and 22-years). The magnetic environment is monitored by magnetometers which data is used to detect auroral substorms and their seasonal pattern, Pc5 pulsations, Alfvénic fluctuations embedded to fast solar wind, solar surface magnetic field topology, coronal hole morphology and stellar variability. The group is located in the second floor of the TUAS building.

Magnetism

Radio Astronomy

Radio Astronomy is studied by Anne Lähteenmäki Group that is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the Metsähovi Radio Observatory.

Radiotelescope

Electromagnetics

Electromagnetics

Electromagnetics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University.

Dipoli radiation animation

Advanced Electromagnetic Materials and Structures

The group explores advanced electromagnetic structures – those with ultimately unusual and useful electromagnetic properties. The group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. Research interests span over a wide range of topics of electromagnetic theory and applications and comprise metamaterials and metasurfaces, including nanostructured metamaterials and metasurfaces, plasmonics, graphene, all-dielectric nanophotonics, scattering, and diffraction. Main application areas of interest include antennas for all frequency ranges (from nanoantennas operating in the hundreds of THz to radiofrequency coils for magnetic resonance imaging operating at MHz), wireless power transfer, solar cells, thermophotovoltaic generators and some other areas of applied nanophotonics. The group is located in the TUAS-building.

bianisotropic flatland
ele probe

Research Infrastructure

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering has world class research infrastructure that facilitate us to conduct world-class research and education in the fields of electromagnetics and material studies, electronic circuit design and microelectronics, radio science and engineering, and space science and technology. Read more.

Studies

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering organises bachelor courses, arranges the Master's Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology and gives post-graduate education.

News

Aalto University / Riemuteekkarit / photo: Linda Koskinen
University Published:

Satellites and the Electrical Engineering Workshop aroused enthusiasm among jubilee alumni

Alumni who started their studies 50 years ago at the former Helsinki University of Technology convened to celebrate.
Aalto University / Olli Paloviita lähettää auton kisaan / photo: Linda Koskinen
Cooperation, Studies Published:

Fast but controlled: racing car built during Protocamp course is equipped with artificial intelligence

The Speed Demon project team was commissioned to build a small self-driving AI racing car.
Aalto University / Students walking towards Metsähovi radio observatory / photo: Linda Koskinen
Research & Art Published:

Renovations at Metsähovi Radio Observatory start in September

The observatory will see a total makeover in researcher and visitor facilities as well as in equipment.
professor Caterina Soldano, photo Annamari Tolonen
Research & Art Published:

Passion and patience are the most important qualities for a researcher

Professor Caterina Soldano aims for developing next generation electronics

Events

Urban Facade. Design by Antti Mikola
Exhibitions and fairs

Urban Façades

High-quality architecture is sustainable by nature. If thoughtfully designed and well maintained, it can last forever.
CHEMARTS Summer school 2019
Exhibitions and fairs

Chemartsing with Bio-based Materials

CHEMARTS Summer School 2019 explored novel material solutions and their innovative applications
Natural Indigo project, design by Arttu Åfield & Kirsi Niinimäki. Photo Eeva Suorlahti
Exhibitions and fairs

Natural Indigo: New Luxury from Northern Fields

Crops4Luxury (PeltoLuksus) project studied special crops that could replace synthetic textile dyes sustainably and ethically
Structural paper folding techniques by researcher Miia Palmu. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya
Exhibitions and fairs

Envisioning the future of packaging

There is an urgent need for sustainable alternatives to oil-based packaging materials such as styrofoam.

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8, Espoo

Maarintie 8

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

Head of department

Jussi Ryynänen

Jussi Ryynänen

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
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