Department of Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Design

Research in Engineering Design at Aalto University focuses primarily in two fields: product development and mechatronics.
Detail from Mechatronics Circus

The research interest in product development consists of product development methods, including conceptual design, modularisation, integrated product development processes and industrial design and design for manufacturing. Aalto University Design Factory serves as an essential research environment for our product development work.

Mechatronics represents modern machine technology as a multidisciplinary field of science, including mechanical engineering with electronics and computer control in the design and manufacture of industrial products. The aim in mechatronics design is to enhance the performance of machines, improve their price-performance ratio and increase functionality. Main research interests in mechatronics include vehicle dynamics in Arctic conditions, hybridisation of mobile machines, industrial internet-connected machines, rotating machinery, tribology and integrated fluid power systems. With respect to integrated fluid power systems, the main research interests are digital hydraulics, magnetorheological actuators, vibration control technology and wave energy applications.

Latest publications

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design
Publishing year: 2020 Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design
Publishing year: 2019
Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Department of Built Environment, Wood Material Technology, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design
Publishing year: 2019 Energy and Buildings
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Design Factory
Publishing year: 2019 Design Journal
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Design Factory
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Design Factory
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Design Factory
Publishing year: 2019 EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Design Factory
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Design Factory
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Design Factory
Publishing year: 2019
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Katja Hölttä-Otto

Katja Hölttä-Otto

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)

Jyrki Kajaste

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University Teacher
Jari Juhanko

Jari Juhanko

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Staff Scientist
Kalevi Ekman

Kalevi Ekman

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor
Kaur Jaakma

Kaur Jaakma

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University Teacher
Markku Kuuva

Markku Kuuva

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University Lecturer
Matti Pietola

Matti Pietola

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor

Olof Calonius

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Researcher

Panu Kiviluoma

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Senior University Lecturer
Petri Kuosmanen

Petri Kuosmanen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor

Pauli Salminen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher
Kari Tammi

Kari Tammi

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)
Tua Björklund

Tua Björklund

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Practice

Thomas Widmaier

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project Researcher
Ville Klar

Ville Klar

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Vesa Saikko

Vesa Saikko

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Senior Scientist

Jani Heikkinen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project Researcher

Jari Vepsäläinen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Raine Viitala

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Juuso Autiosalo

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Klaus Kivekäs

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Ivar Koene

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Tuukka Mustapää

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Riku Ala-Laurinaho

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Tuomas Tiainen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Shashank Arora

Shashank Arora

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Academy Postdoctoral Researcher
Antti Surma-aho

Antti Surma-aho

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Jussi Tamminen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Assistant

Antti Ritari

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Juho Nummiluikki

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Assistant

Mikael Sammatti

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Assistant

Valtteri Vainio

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Assistant

Risto Viitala

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Alvaro Chang Arana

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Joel Mattila

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Assistant

Mikael Miettinen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Assistant

Risto Ojala

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Assistant

Janne Huotari

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Saurabh Deo

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Jesse Pirhonen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Assistant

Sampo Laine

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Assistant

Manfred Böstman

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Assistant

Katri Hietala

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project Specialist
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