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


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

Energy Conversion and Systems research group 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.

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

Mechatronics research device


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


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

Opiskelijoita työskentelemässä Design Factorylla

Aalto University Design Factory

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


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.

School of Engineering
Aalto Ice Tank

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
Industrial Internet Campus is a co-innovation lab for students, researchers and companies

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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RDM & Open Science training
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Register for training in research data management and open science

New topics included! Registrations for autumn 2023 are open.
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For Aalto community Research & Art, University Published:

Aalto University Data Hub: Data Suggestion Tool to Facilitate Data Sharing, Transparency and Demand Mapping

The Aalto University Data Hub collects, disseminates and develops research data for Aalto researchers. Explore data sources on our website, and help diversify our catalogue with our new suggestion tool!
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Unite! Seed Fund Awards Funding to Eight Applications with Aalto University's Involvement

Unite! Seed Fund supports bottom-up proposals from teachers, researchers and students.
Gary Marquis recived the Walter Edstrom Medal
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2023 Water Edström medal to Professor Gary Marquis

The International Institute of Welding IIW awarded Professor Gary Marquis the 2023 Water Edström medal. The award was presented at the association's annual meeting in Singapore in July.


Kampustaidetta Otaniemessä. Valokuvaaja: Julia Weckman
For Aalto community Workshops

School of Engineering Operations Development workshop

You are invited to share your thoughts on how we can further improve our operations, organization, and culture at the School of Engineering!
Weekly data management zoom support hour
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents weekly zoom support hour

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.
Introduction to Research Data Management
Lectures and seminars, Staff trainings, Support for teams, Training to support research

Introduction to Research Data Management, Oct 3, 2023

Get to know the basics of RDM with Data Agent Dr. Essi Viitanen from Research Services.
Title: DMPs a workshop, subtitle: ONLINE. Pictures of Lucie Hradecka and Enrico Glerean.
Lectures and seminars, Staff trainings, Support for teams, Training to support research, Workshops

Data Management Plans: Online workshop for early-career researchers, Oct 4, 2023

Learn about DMPs with Information Specialist Lucie Hradecká and Staff Scientist & Data Agent Dr. Enrico Glerean.

Where to find us

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Puumiehenkuja 5

Mechanical engineering 3, K3

Illustration image of Aalto Works block K3 building facade on a sunny day

Puumiehenkuja 3

Mechanical engineering 2, K2

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

Tietotie 1 C

Aalto Ice Tank, Water and Environmental Engineering

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

Sähkömiehentie 4

Mechanical engineering 4, K4

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