Department of Mechanical Engineering

Experiment underway in the Aalto Ice and Wave Tank

Department of Mechanical Engineering

At the Department of Mechanical Engineering, together and with passion, we research, teach, develop and create solutions targeting social need and shaping a safe and efficient future generation of materials, manufacturing, structures, machines, ships, energy flows and systems.

Meet the MECHuman

MECHuman encompasses the department’s human-based organization, with its four research groups and strategy.

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MECHuman illustration, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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.

Energy Conversion and Systems

In Energy Conversion and Systems research group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering our mission is to educate game-changing energy and HVAC engineers and researchers, to support industries and communities in their decarbonization and green energy transition processes, to make world top class research and to actively communicate research findings to general public and focus on active publishing in high quality scientific journals.

Hydrogen combustion

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.

A model ship sails in the Aalto Ice and Wave Tank basin.

Materials to Products

Materials to Products research group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechatronics

Mechatronics design aims to enhance the performance of machines, improve their price-performance ratio and increase functionality.

Mechatronics research device

Education

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers education on the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level.

Infrastructure

The department makes use of a variety of high-quality infrastructure located around the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi.

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Aalto University Design Factory

Design Factory serves all Aalto University schools by providing an experimental co-creation platform for interdisciplinary learning

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ADDLAB, Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory

ADDLAB, Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory, is a research organization initiated by the Aalto University's School of Engineering and School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Aalto Ice and Wave Tank

Aalto Ice and Wave Tank is a multipurpose basin ideally suited for testing ships and other maritime structures in ice conditions.

Research and learning infrastructures
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Industrial Internet Campus

Aalto University Industrial Internet Campus (AIIC) is a platform for students, researchers, and companies to innovate and co-create smart, connected products and services. Industrial Internet Campus enables multidisciplinary research, education and innovation together with industrial partners.

Contact information: Department of Mechanical Engineering

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News

Appointments Published:

Introducing four new professors at the School of Engineering

Professors of Practice Hannele Holttinen and Teemu Manderbacka and Assistant Professors Mikko Suominen and Risto Ojala were appointed to the career path of professors during January-June 2024.
Vice Dean for Education at the School of Engineering Jani Romanoff. Photo: Joonas Lehtovaara / Aalto University
Appointments Published:

Jani Romanoff to continue as Vice Dean for Education at the School of Engineering

Romanoff is an accomplished teacher and educational developer who enjoys working with others to find systemic solutions.
Tiny plant with text aside Unite! Seed Fund 2024
Awards and Recognition, Cooperation Published:

Unite! Seed Fund 2024 awards funding to 13 applications with Aalto's involvement

The Unite! Seed Fund aims to stimulate and support bottom-up proposals by teachers, researchers and students for collaborative activities.
Anne Sunikka, Anton Sigfrids and Pekka Marttinen
Campus, Research & Art Published:

Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 gathered open science experts from all over Finland

Over 90 participants attended in person and 90 listened in Zoom a range of presentations on artificial intelligence, legal and security issues and data management, alongside the latest news on open science activities in Finland. The event was organised by Aalto University, VTT and Open Science Coordination in Finland.

Events

Ask a Data Agent Weekly RDM Support Hour 1 - 2 PM on Zoom
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents' weekly support hour on Zoom

A weekly Zoom room to come and ask us anything about research data and open science: data management, data storage, data analysis, data sharing, reproducibility, responsible conduct of research, data privacy, ethics.
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Public defences

Public defence in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. Nurul Anwar

Inorganic foundry binders for sustainable sand molding (Title of the Thesis)
Ask a Data Agent Weekly RDM Support Hour 1 - 2 PM on Zoom
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents' weekly support hour on Zoom

A weekly Zoom room to come and ask us anything about research data and open science: data management, data storage, data analysis, data sharing, reproducibility, responsible conduct of research, data privacy, ethics.
Ask a Data Agent Weekly RDM Support Hour 1 - 2 PM on Zoom
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents' weekly support hour on Zoom

A weekly Zoom room to come and ask us anything about research data and open science: data management, data storage, data analysis, data sharing, reproducibility, responsible conduct of research, data privacy, ethics.

Where to find us

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Viima

Puumiehenkuja 5

Main entrance to the Viima building

Puumiehenkuja 3

Mechanical engineering 2, K2

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

Tietotie 1

Marine Technology, Aalto Ice and Wave Tank

Tietotie 1 main entrance

Sähkömiehentie 4

Mechanical engineering 4, K4

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