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

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.

Energy Conversion and Systems

In Energy Conversion and Systems research group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering our mission is to educate game-changing energy and HVAC engineers and researchers, to support industries and communities in their decarbonization and green energy transition processes, to make world top class research and to actively communicate research findings to general public and focus on active publishing in high quality scientific journals.

Hydrogen combustion

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

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

Mechatronics research device

Education

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

Infrastructure

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

Services
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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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News

Professor Riikka Puurunen, Catalysis Research group, Aalto Open Science Award, Honorary mention
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Aalto Open Science Award Honorary Mention 2023 – Professor Riikka Puurunen leads by example to foster sustainable open science

We interviewed professor Riikka Puurunen, head of Catalysis research group at the School of Chemical Engineering, who received an honorary mention in the first Aalto Open Science Award.
Two of the awardees and their robotic arm all holding colorful mugs. Aalto Open Science Award, Honorary mention.
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Aalto Open Science Award Third Place Awardee 2023 – Intelligent Robotics Research Group with the Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects project

We interviewed the Intelligent Robotics Research Group with the Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects project, 3rd place awardees of the first Aalto Open Science Award.
Dean Kari Tammi giving a presentation.
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A view of 2023 and cheers for its highlights at ENG Awards Gala

The annual Dean's Awards recognised worthy efforts in research, education, impact, and service.
Lara Ejtehadian, Patrick Rinke, and Ilari Lähteenmäki sitting with coffee mugs and smiling to the camera.
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Aalto Open Science Award Winner 2023 – Aalto Materials Digitalization Platform (AMAD)

We interviewed the AMAD team, winners of the first Aalto Open Science Award.

Events

Finnish Social Science Data Archive: Open archiving of data collected from human subjects
Lectures and seminars, Staff trainings, Support for teams, Training to support research

Finnish Social Science Data Archive: Open archiving of data collected from human subjects, Apr 16, 2024

Learn about the opening of data from human subjects with Dr. Arja Kuula-Luumi, Chief Specialist from the Finnish Social Science Data Archive.
DMPs: online workshop
Lectures and seminars, Staff trainings, Support for teams, Training to support research

Data Management Plans: Online workshop for researchers, Apr 17, 2024

Learn about writing a DMP with Information Specialist Lucie Hradecká and Data Agent Enrico Glerean.
Ask a Data Agent Weekly RDM Support Hour 1 - 2 PM on Zoom
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents' weekly support hour on Zoom

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.
DMPs: on-site workshop
Lectures and seminars, Staff trainings, Support for teams, Training to support research

Data Management Plans: On-site workshop for researchers, Apr 18, 2024

Learn about writing a DMP in this in-person workshop with Information Specialist Lucie Hradecká and Data Agent 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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