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

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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.

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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

Otaniemi seafront pictured in the summer with the Aalto logo and event title, and VTT and Open Science logos overlayed.
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Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 will be hosted by Aalto University

Aalto University is co-organising the Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 with the National Coordination of Open Science and Research, and VTT.
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Pasi Laine
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Valmet inaugurates sponsored lecture hall in Otaniemi

'We have a long cooperation with Aalto University and want to strengthen it further. We need future employees from various backgrounds and programs', says Valmet's President and CEO Pasi Laine.
Mikko Alava ja kolme muuta tutkimusryhmän jäsentä kuvattuna teknisen laitteen äärellä.
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Significant grants for science from the Finnish Cultural Foundation

A total of thirty individuals and research groups from Aalto University received grants from the Finnish Cultural Foundation for science and art. Professors Harri Lipsanen and Zhipei Sun and their team, were awarded a large grant to develop electronic components mimicking the structure and function of the human brain. Among the grantees is also Professor Mikko Alava, whose team is developing water-resistant foams as substitutes for plastic using AI-based methods.

Events

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 zoom support hour

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.
Dean's awards 2023
For Aalto community Networking

School of Engineering Awards Gala 2023

Finnish Independence Day decorations and Dean's Awards for 2023 will be presented at the event.
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 zoom support hour

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.
Temperature profile of directly initiated Hydrogen/Air detonation: illustrating Richtmyer-Meshkov (RM) and detonation cellular i
Public defences

Public defence in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. Ali Shahanaghi

Numerical modeling of thermal stratification driven combustion regimes (Title of the Thesis)

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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