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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.

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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

News

Tutkimusjohtaja Jukka Tuomi. Kuva: Jaakko Kahilaniemi.
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art Published:

Jukka Tuomi was a pioneer in 3D knowledge

Jukka Tuomi, Research Director, died on 11 April 2019 by a rapidly progressing illness. He was one of the world's leading 3D printing experts. In remembrance of him we republish this Everyday choices interview on the Aalto University Magazine issue 20. The column focuses on the personal choices experts make in association with their field of research.
Innovaatiokilpailun voittanut joukkue.
Honoured Published:

Aalto University students win innovation competition with autonomous hoist

Students turned a regular indoor hoist into a robot with artificial intelligence.
Aalto-yliopiston kemian tekniikan korkeakoulun tutkimusta, kuva Mikko Raskinen
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Funding for four new Academy Research Fellow and 14 Postdoctoral Researcher posts

The funding for the five-year Academy Research Fellow and the three-year Postdoctoral Researcher posts was awarded by the Academy of Finland's Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering.
mekatroniikan sirkus 2019 robottikäsi asmo kaasinen ja olli malmi
Studies Published:

From nanopaper to pancakes, student-built devices at Mechatronic Circus put on a variety show

Mechatronics course culminates in an event featuring student projects and circus antics.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Seppo Hauta-aho, D.Sc. (Econ.) 

Guidance beam manufacturing method for maglev- and high-speed train applications.
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Dissertations
Lectures and seminars

HVAC Seminar 2019

The purpose of the international seminar is to learn and discuss on the methods for advanced air distribution systems in energy efficient buildings.
Aalto-yliopisto Aalto University Väre Kandidaattikeskus A Bloc Undergraduate Centre Otaniemi Kuva: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto-yliopisto
Conferences and workshops

ISSAV/ESWC 2019

International Seminar on Safety and Security of Autonomous Vessels (ISSAV) and European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ESWC) 2019

Where to find us

Otakaari 4

Address: Otakaari 4. Mechanical engineering 1, K1. Mon-Thu 7.45–20.00, Fri 7.45–20.00

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Puumiehenkuja 5

Address: Puumiehenkuja 5, Mechanical engineering 3, K3. Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45

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

Aalto Ice Tank, Water and Environmental Engineering
Address: Tietotie 1
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45.

Activity 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 8.00-15.45

Sähkömiehentie 4 Aalto University Campus and Real Estate
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