Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a leading multidisciplinary research establishment with strong industrial ties with impact on industry and society at large.

Our fields of interest are mechanics and energy technology, in which we conduct top-level research and offer degree education.

Research machine surfing on the ice at the Aalto Ice Tank.

News

Aalto University and Valmet challenge at Junction
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Aalto University and Valmet challenge Junction participants to create a Service Workshop of the Future

Hackers participating at Junction are challenged to enhance roll grinding with sensor data and visualization tools. 
Man operating a paper machine rotor with iPad
Cooperation Published:

Aalto University joins Reboot IoT Factory to reform industry with digital solutions – aiming at an impact of EUR 1 billion

Aalto Industrial Internet Campus has been invited to participate in the second phase of Reboot IoT Factory ecosystem that develops digital solutions for the Finnish manufacturing industry.
ISSAV/ESWC 2019 attendees pose for a group photo.
Research & Art Published:

Perspectives on safety presented at ISSAV and ESWC 2019

The twin events featured a number of experts presenting their work on safety in a variety of engineering contexts.
Tiina Tuurnala, Alumna of the Year 2019, School of Engineering
Appointments, Press releases Published:

Tiina Tuurnala named as Aalto University School of Engineering Alumna of the Year 2019

'My current position is an excellent vantage point for working toward zero-emission seafaring together with other stakeholders.'

Events

Dissertations

Defence of Dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Mahdi Ghaderi Masouleh, M.Sc. (Eng.)

Title of the dissertation "Numerical modeling of ignition and flame propagation in gas engines"
meritekniikka
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of marine technology, Pauli Lehto, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Grain interaction in local plastic deformation of welded structural steel.
Digitwin workshop 2019
Exhibitions and fairs

DigiTwin Demo Day 2

Welcome to the Demo Day of DigiTwin research project where you will experience digital twin related demos and hear about our research results.
Dissertations

Defence from field of mechanical engineering M. Ms. (Tech.) Jarno Jokinen

Title of the dissertation "Numerical crack nucleation and propagation analyses of bonded joints"

Research

The department’s research focuses on developing the next generation of devices, machines and systems. This translates to a focus on new technologies that are more efficient, more durable and thus more sustainable.

Our research approaches problems from two directions – energy and mechanics:
Energy technology research at the department consists of the study of energy systems, thermodynamics and combustion technology. Within these areas, research delves into industrial processes, heating, energy use in buildings and more. In our work, we use state-of-the-art tools and approaches in modelling, computation and experimental research.

Design Factory

Design Factory develops creative ways of working, spatial solutions and enhanced interdisciplinary interaction to support world-class product design in educational, research and practical application contexts.

Two students working at the Aalto University Design Factory's PrintLab

Energy Conversion

Development of combustion technologies is central in reducing the emissions of energy production, particularly in the transition towards new biomass-based fuels. To this end, we utilise both empirical and computational thermodynamics.

Detail of a Thermodynamics and Combustion machinery

Energy Efficiency and Systems

Energy efficiency plays a key role in solving challenges related to developing a sustainable future for human societies, highlighting the need to optimise energy systems of all sizes.

An interactive map of the Otaniemi campus

Engineering Design

Research in Engineering Design at Aalto University focuses primarily in two fields: product development and mechatronics.

Detail from Mechatronics Circus

Engineering Materials

Studying the properties and performance of engineering materials, non-destructive testing and the joining of materials used in energy, transport and process industries.

Welding at the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Marine and Arctic Technology

We focus on the behaviour of ships and structures in normal and extreme environments. We do our research by considering the safety of maritime transportation, as well as the experiences the marine environment can offer to cruise vessel passengers.

Experiment at the Aalto Ice Tank

Production Engineering

With a strong focus on digital manufacturing, production engineering research is interested in additive manufacturing technology, modelling and optimisation of production systems and material removal processes.

Engineering production machine at work in a laboratory

Where to find us

Otakaari 4

Address: Otakaari 4. Mechanical engineering 1, K1. Mon-Fri 8.00–15.30

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Puumiehenkuja 5

Address: Puumiehenkuja 5, Mechanical engineering 3, K3. Mon-Fri 8.00-15.30

Puumiehenkuja 5 Konetekniikka 3 Aalto University Campus and Real Estate

Puumiehenkuja 3

Address: Puumiehenkuja 3. Mechanical engineering 2, K2. Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45

Puumiehenkuja 3. Konetekniikka 2. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate

Tietotie 1 C

Aalto Ice Tank, Water and Environmental Engineering
Address: Tietotie 1
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.30

Research machine surfing on the ice at the Aalto Ice Tank.

Design Factory

Address: Betonimiehenkuja 5.
Open Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45 and by agreement

Aalto Design Factory Betonimiehenkuja 5 Kuva / Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Sähkömiehentie 4

Address: Sähkömiehentie 4
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.30

Sähkömiehentie 4 Aalto University Campus and Real Estate
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