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)

Christoffer Kauppinen

Project specialist
T411 Dept. Electronics and Nanoeng
Vladislav Khayrudinov

Vladislav Khayrudinov

Doctoral Candidate
T411 Dept. Electronics and Nanoeng

Heli Seppänen

Doctoral Candidate
T411 Dept. Electronics and Nanoeng

Abde Shafi

Doctoral Candidate

José Rosa

Doctoral Candidate

Latest publications

Effect of crystal structure on the Young's modulus of GaP nanowires

Prokhor A. Alekseev, Bogdan R. Borodin, Pavel Geydt, Vladislav Khayrudinov, Kristina Bespalova, Demid A. Kirilenko, Rodion R. Reznik, Alexey Nashchekin, Tuomas Haggren, Erkki Lahderanta, George E. Cirlin, Harri Lipsanen, Mikhail S. Dunaevskiy 2021 Nanotechnology

Applied electromagnetic optics simulations for nanophotonics

Nicklas Anttu, Henrik Mäntynen, Anastasiia Sorokina, Jari Turunen, Toufik Sadi, Harri Lipsanen 2021 Journal of Applied Physics

Single-step chemical vapour deposition of anti-pyramid MoS2/WS2vertical heterostructures

Xueyin Bai, Shisheng Li, Susobhan Das, Luojun Du, Yunyun Dai, Lide Yao, Ramesh Raju, Mingde Du, Harri Lipsanen, Zhipei Sun 2021 Nanoscale

GaAs surface passivation for InAs/GaAs quantum dot based nanophotonic devices

Abhiroop Chellu, Eero Koivusalo, Marianna Raappana, Sanna Ranta, Ville Polojärvi, Antti Tukiainen, Kimmo Lahtonen, Jesse Saari, Mika Valden, Heli Seppänen, Harri Lipsanen, Mircea Guina, Teemu Hakkarainen 2021 Nanotechnology

Direct evidence for eoarchean iron metabolism?

Tue Hassenkam, Esther H.R. Tsai, Henning O. Sørensen, Kim N. Dalby, David M.A. Mackenzie, Mirko Holler, Dario Ferreira, Daniel Grolimund, Stefan Bruns, Minik T. Rosing 2021 GEOBIOLOGY

All-parylene flexible wafer-scale graphene thin film transistor

Maria Kim, David M.A. Mackenzie, Wonjae Kim, Kirill Isakov, Harri Lipsanen 2021 Applied Surface Science

Symmetry Reduction in FEM Optics Modeling of Single and Periodic Nanostructures

Henrik Mantynen, Harri Lipsanen, Nicklas Anttu 2021 SYMMETRY

Trends in Carbon, Oxygen, and Nitrogen Core in the X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanomaterials : A Guide for the Perplexed

Sami Sainio, Niklas Wester, Anja Aarva, Charles J. Titus, Dennis Nordlund, Esko I. Kauppinen, Elli Leppänen, Tommi Palomäki, Jessica E. Koehne, Olli Pitkänen, Krisztian Kordas, Maria Kim, Harri Lipsanen, Miran Mozetič, Miguel A. Caro, M. Meyyappan, Jari Koskinen, Tomi Laurila 2021 Journal of Physical Chemistry C
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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