Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

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

The group focuses in the research of nanomaterials, nanostructures and advanced materials for use especially in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. Areas of current research activities include

  • graphene and related 2D materials including CVD fabrication and devices). The group participates in the EU Graphene Flagship project, see
  • compound semiconductor nanowires
  • energy efficiency especially in advanced LED and solar cell concepts. The group is involved in the Aalto Energy Efficiency program, see
  • nanofabrication by atomic layer deposition (ALD), metalorganic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD), electron beam lithography, focused ion beam lithography, self-assembly etc.
  • micro-, nano- and optoelectronic devices based on semiconductors (GaN, GaAs, InP, Si...) and their nanostructures (such as quantum dots, nanowires and black silicon). Examples of devices are x-ray detectors, SERS sensors, THz emitters & detectors.
  • materials characterisation (optical spectroscopy, Raman mapping, AFM, SEM. XRD, XRR, electrical measurements)

Latest publications

Femtosecond Mode-locked Yb:KYW Laser Based on InP Nanowire Saturable Absorber

Junting Liu, Shuai Ye, Feifei Wang, Xiaohui Sun, Vladislav Khayrudinov, Harri Lipsanen, Hongkun Nie, He Yang, Kejian Yang, Baitao Zhang, Jingliang He 2022 IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

Engineering the Dipole Orientation and Symmetry Breaking with Mixed-Dimensional Heterostructures

Md Gius Uddin, Susobhan Das, Abde Mayeen Shafi, Vladislav Khayrudinov, Faisal Ahmed, Henry Fernandez, Luojun Du, Harri Lipsanen, Zhipei Sun 2022 Advanced Science

Probing Electronic States in Monolayer Semiconductors through Static and Transient Third-Harmonic Spectroscopies

Yadong Wang, Fadil Iyikanat, Habib Rostami, Xueyin Bai, Xuerong Hu, Susobhan Das, Yunyun Dai, Luojun Du, Yi Zhang, Shisheng Li, Harri Lipsanen, F. Javier García de Abajo, Zhipei Sun 2022 Advanced Materials

Enhanced terahertz emission from mushroom-shaped InAs nanowire network induced by linear and nonlinear optical effects

Fugang Xi, He Yang, Vladislav Khayrudinov, Yuhang He, Tuomas Haggren, Yixuan Zhou, Harri Lipsanen, Zhipei Sun, Xinlong Xu 2022 Nanotechnology

InSb Nanowire Direct Growth on Plastic for Monolithic Flexible Device Fabrication

Vladislav Khayrudinov, Tomi Koskinen, Kacper Grodecki, Krzysztof Murawski, Małgorzata Kopytko, Lide Yao, Hua Jiang, Ilkka Juhani Tittonen, Harri Lipsanen, Tuomas Haggren 2022 ACS Applied Electronic Materials

Giant All-Optical Modulation of Second-Harmonic Generation Mediated by Dark Excitons

Yadong Wang, Susobhan Das, Fadil Iyikanat, Yunyun Dai, Shisheng Li, Xiangdong Guo, Xiaoxia Yang, Jinluo Cheng, Xuerong Hu, Masood Ghotbi, Fangwei Ye, Harri Lipsanen, Shiwei Wu, Tawfique Hasan, Xuetao Gan, Kaihui Liu, Dong Sun, Qing Dai, F. Javier García De Abajo, Jianlin Zhao, Zhipei Sun 2021 ACS Photonics

Tuning of emission wavelength of CaS:Eu by addition of oxygen using atomic layer deposition

José Rosa, Jouko Lahtinen, Jaakko Julin, Zhipei Sun, Harri Lipsanen 2021 Materials
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Professor Harri Lipsanen
Email: harri.lipsanen at
Tel.: +358 50 4339 740

Postal address:
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
P.O. Box 13500, 00076 Aalto, Finland

Visiting address:
Micronova, 4th floor, room 4186
Tietotie 3, 02150 Espoo


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