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

Smart City Challenge
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Four smart city pilot projects start in January 2021

Altogether 71 ideas were proposed to the international challenge for smart cities. 
Jani Romanoff
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Jani Romanoff appointed vice dean at the School of Engineering 

Romanoff is a highly accomplished teacher and developer of teaching.
Tenured Professors' Installation Talks - Kari Tammi
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Kari Tammi: Data availability makes a difference in mechatronics design

A digital twin is a digital replica of a physical entity. In his Installation Talk, Associate Professor Kari Tammi shows how a digital twin can be used to design more efficient, sustainable and better products for the future.
Tenured Professors' Installation Talks - Risto Kosonen
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Professor Risto Kosonen emphasises the role of buildings in stopping climate change

'Heating, ventilation and air conditioning have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing as well,' he says in his installation talk.

Events

Dissertations

Defence in the field of mechanical engineering Hanyang Gong M.Sc. (Tech)

Name of dissertation "Discrete-element modelling of ship interaction with unconsolidated ice ridges: ridge resistant and failure behaviour
Dissertations

Defence in the field of mechanical engineering Jarkko Laine M.Sc. (Tech)

Name of the dissertation "Ductile iron modelling and optimisation for mechanically and thermally loaded components"

Opponent; Professor Alberto Molinari, University of Trento, Department of Industrial Engineering, Povo, Italy

Opponent; Professor Juhani Orkas, Allto University, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Autoja liikenteessä
Online event

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

Mechanical engineering 1, K1.
Address: Otakaari 4.

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Puumiehenkuja 5

Mechanical engineering 3, K3

Puumiehenkuja 5

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.

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

Mechanical engineering 4, K4

Sähkömiehentie 4 Aalto University Campus and Real Estate
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