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.

Activity at the Aalto Ice Tank

News

Lu Liangliang and S.A. Agulhas II in the Antarctica
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At the edge of the world in pursuit of ship safety

What is it like to go to the Antarctic on business? At the end of 2018, Doctoral Candidate Lu Liangliang left for a hundred-day voyage to find out.
LuxTurrim5G
Research & Art Published:

LuxTurrim5G ecosystem builds smart cities

The industry group lead by Nokia Bell Labs is building key enablers for a fast 5G network based on smart light poles, which will form the digital backbone of future smart cities.
Teknologiapäällikkö Panu Sainio
Appointments Published:

Panu Sainio appointed School of Engineering technology manager

Sainio's responsibilities include the development of the school's Technical Support Services and the Aalto Works block in association with the future users of the block as well as Aalto Campus & Real Estate (ACRE).
Ice rubbling
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Estimating the wear and tear of ice on physical structures over coming decades or even centuries

To face the challenges of a warming climate, a new technique determines the long-term effects of moving Arctic ice on bridges or wind turbines

Events

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

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

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 8.00-15.30

Sähkömiehentie 4 Aalto University Campus and Real Estate
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