Department of Mechanical Engineering

Materials to Products

The Materials to Products research group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering


Researchers in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials (AM2) investigate the properties and performance of engineering materials processed by advanced and sustainable manufacturing integrated in circular economy. Starting point in modern production at AM2 is digital data, generated and optimized.

Research methods encompass multiscale and multiphysics modelling, mechanical and microstructural testing with digital measurement and quality control techniques. Among the applications in green processes and methods, special emphasis goes to hydrogen influence in materials for safe energy applications, new sustainable friction-based manufacturing solutions and additive manufacturing.

We, at AM2, actively integrate our researchers in innovative solutions for materials, manufacturing and digital tools, promoting the transference of patenting and know-how into their start-ups, while celebrating success.

Design Factory

Aalto University Design Factory is a platform for co-creation across disciplinary, organisational and even geographical boundaries. Born as one of the first physical manifestations of Aalto University, a network of over 30 Design Factories across the globe has been formed to support reimagining higher education around product development.

Whether you're a staff member, student, alumni or represent the surrounding societal and industrial ecosystem, Design Factory aims to lower the threshold for the first steps of experimentation in our university. We pilot new forms of practices in education and development, host a number of courses and research groups, as well as offer prototyping facilities that any student can make use of with the help of our lab masters.

For more information, visit our complete website at

Research topics

Latest publications

Characterization of pulse electric current sintered Ti-6Al-4V ternary composites : Role of YSZ-Si3N4 ceramics addition on structural modification and hydrogen desorption

Samuel Olukayode Akinwamide, Sven Bossuyt, Eric A.K. Fangnon, Ojo Jeremiah Akinribide, Peter Apata Olubambi 2023 Materials Today Communications

Efficient strategies for reliability analysis and uncertainty quantification for filament-wound cylinders under internal pressure

Masoume Azizian, Humberto Almeida, Mohammad Azizian 2023 JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Investigation of the Internal Structure of Hardened 3D-Printed Concrete by X-CT Scanning and Its Influence on the Mechanical Performance

Yanjuan Chen, Jukka Kuva, Ashish Mohite, Zhongsen Li, Hubert Rahier, Fahim Al-Neshawy, Jiangpeng Shu 2023 Materials

A multiscale topology optimisation framework for hollow spheres as cellular materials

Bruno G. Christoff, Humberto Almeida, Eduardo Lenz Cardoso, Volnei Tita 2023 Engineering Structures


Vikki Eriksson, Teo Keipi, Tua Björklund 2023 Proceedings of the Design Society

Densification, microstructural characterization, and the electrochemical behaviour of spark-plasma sintered Ti6Al4V-5Cr-TiB2 composites

Oluwasegun Eso Falodun, Samuel Ranti Oke, Olukayode Samuel Akinwamide, Peter Apata Olubambi 2023 Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society

Sustainable machining of additive manufactured SS-316L underpinning low carbon manufacturing goal

Muhammad Umar Farooq, Saqib Anwar, Rizwan Ullah, Rodolfo Haber Guerra 2023 Journal of Materials Research and Technology

Defect engineering of fatigue-resistant steels by data-driven models

Chao Gu, Yanping Bao, Sayoojya Prasad, Ziyu Lyu, Junhe Lian 2023 ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Numerical investigation into effects of fracture behavior on edge cracking sensitivity

Niloufar Habibi, Meng Zhou, Junhe Lian, Markus Koenemann, Sebastian Muenstermann 2023 Journal of Materials Processing Technology

Feasibility of 3D-printed middle ear prostheses in partial ossicular chain reconstruction

Anssi Kalle Heikkinen, Sini Lähde, Valtteri Rissanen, Mika Salmi, Antti A. Aarnisalo, Antti Mäkitie, Ville Sivonen, Saku T. Sinkkonen 2023 International Journal of Bioprinting
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database


Sven Bossuyt

Sven Bossuyt

Professori (Associate professor)

Nurul Anwar

Doctoral Researcher

Teo Keipi

Postdoctoral Researcher

Xiaoqi Feng

Doctoral Researcher

Chanmi Moon

Visiting Doctoral Student

See also


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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