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

HVAC -measuring
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Three faces of the Energy Efficiency & Systems Research

Three doctoral students from the research group share their inspiring researcher career path in the fields of electricity markets and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) -engineering.
gas flow
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Joint project seeks low-emission industrial solutions

Converting electricity into another form of energy and then back into electricity can be applied to the production of synthetic fuels, chemicals and the edible proteins known as 'electric' foods.
Rotor
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Measurement method separates shaft runout components

Rotating devices are used in numerous applications. A research project looked into why some new rotors machined for electrical devices do not reach industry standards for shaft runout.
Mekatroniikan Sirkus 2019
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Foundation for Finnish Inventions names new board chair

Juhani Talvela, Lic. Sc. (Tech.), has been appointed as the new chair of the Foundation for Finnish Inventions board. His predecessor continues as a member of the board.

Events

Aalto University Learning Center by Tuomas Uusheimo
Lectures and seminars

Aalto Research Ethics

Course is designed for doctoral students and recommended for first or second year of study. This 2 ECTS course comprises of 46 hours of independent study and 8 hours of workshops with compulsory attendance.
Shaking up Tech
Exhibitions and fairs

Shaking up Tech 2020

Shaking up Tech event will be held this year on 8.10.2020!

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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