Doctoral education

Doctoral programme committee (School of Chemical Engineering)

The Doctoral programme committee of the School decides about developing the content of the doctoral programme, prepares the curriculum and admission criteria and makes various decisions related to the evaluation process of the doctoral theses of individual students, among other things. The doctoral degree committee comprises a chair and 4 – 6 professorial members merited in doctoral education and representing the central fields of research of the school. In addition, the committee has a doctoral student member representing the fields of research of the school.

Members of the Doctoral Programme Committee

The doctoral programme committee comprises a chair and 4 – 6 professorial members merited in doctoral education and representing the central fields of research of the school. One of the professorial members may be from another school within Aalto University. In addition, the committee has a doctoral student member representing the fields of research of the school. The committee elects a vice chair from among its members. The committee may have deputy members.

The term of the Doctoral Programme Committee is three calendar years. The term of the current committee continues until the end of year 2022. Student representatives are appointed for one calendar year at a time, by the proposal of the Student Union AYY.

Chairperson, Professor Markus Linder

 Members
Prof. Mark Hughes
(Vice Chairperson of the Committee)
Prof. Mauri Kostiainen (on research sabbatical until 31 August 2023)
Prof. Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen
Prof. Lasse Murtomäki
Prof. Riikka Puurunen
Prof. Juha Siitonen (deputy member)
doctoral student Syed Farhan Ali (CMAT)
doctoral student Elham Khalati (CMET) , deputy member

Secretary: Planning officer Sirje Liukko

Meetings and deadlines autumn 2022

Doctoral students will be informed of the decisions concerning them after the meeting.

Application deadline Meetings
12 August 24 August
9 September 21 September
14 October 31 October
11 November 23 November
8 December 20 December

Extended committee meeting: autumn / winter 2022

Extended Doctoral Programme Committee meetings are held twice a year. There are only discussion items on the extended doc. committee meetings, no decision items. Each department has two contact students attending these meetings.

These doctoral students are also your peer support persons, if you wish to discuss about doctoral studies and education with them.

Here are these doctoral student representatives from each department:

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems (Bio2) Marianna Granatier &
Antti T. Kilpinen
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science (CMAT) Kuldeep
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering (CMET) Roshi Dahal & Huggins Mkurazhizha

Tasks of the Committee

The doctoral programme committee shall

  1. develop the content of the doctoral programmes and the joint studies offered by the school;
  2. put forth proposals to the school academic committee on the fields of research in doctoral programmes;
  3. prepare proposals for the Dean on admission of doctoral students;
  4. appoint the preliminary examiners of dissertations and decide on the permission for public defence of dissertation;
  5. appoint the opponents for doctoral dissertations;
  6. evaluate the dissertations;
  7. appoint the examiners of licentiate theses;
  8. evaluate licentiate theses; and
  9. perform other duties assigned to it by the Dean or in the degree regulations.

In addition, the doctoral programme committee shall, unless it has assigned the chair to decide on any of the matters:

  1. appoint a supervising professor and advisor(s) for the doctoral student;
  2. decide on the degree language of the doctoral student, and on the topic and language of the licentiate's or doctoral thesis;
  3. confirm the individual study plans of doctoral students;
  4. decide on the time and language of the of public defence of the doctoral dissertation, and appoint the custos for it.

Bylaws of the Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering 22.3.2018

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