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Exhibitions and fairs
Solve the SDGs banner with Junction, Aalto University and Aalto Ventures Program logos

Solve the SDGs

Solve the SDGs is an online hackathon, where participants work together with world-class mentors to solve sustainability-related problems.
Alumni day 10 October 2020 main image_1
Online event

Alumni Studio & Science Show

Aalto University is celebrating its 10th anniversary by inviting alumni and other stakeholders online.
Aalto Talent Expo 2020 illustration / Graphic designer Babi Brasileiro.
Exhibitions and fairs

Aalto Talent Expo 2020-21

The recruitment and contact fair Aalto Talent Expo will be organised in Otahalli on the 14th of January 2021. The fair, originally planned for the fall of 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates
Exhibitions and fairs

Near futures – online exhibition

Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates
Shaking up Tech
Exhibitions and fairs

Shaking up Tech 2020

Shaking up Tech virtual event inspires and encourages female high schools students to choose a career in technology. The event is open to everyone.

Shimmering Wood by Structural Colour Studio

Nature’s brightest colours – like those found in peacock feathers or butterfly wings – are created through microscopically small nanostructures.
Exhibitions and fairs
V1 Gallery
Wood-based structural shimmering wood colour has no colour pigments. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

What’s cooking? Bio-based material experiments by CHEMARTS

From a bio-adhesive to reed panels and cellulose foam, a unique work created in collaboration with designers and biomaterial researchers shows what natural materials can do.
Exhibitions and fairs
FK Lobby
Bioslime by Chiao-wen Hsu & Yu Chen. Photo: Eeva Suorlahti

Makers of Landscapes - Viewpoints on landscape architecture

Landscape architecture is a multidisciplinary field, combining architecture, natural sciences and technology, and it has many solutions to climate change.
Exhibitions and fairs
Undergraduate Centre
Otakaari 1 X
Beta Space
people sitting and walking around in a park in summery sunset

AALTO FASHION 20 – Thoughts and Views on Sustainable Fashion

Picks from fashion bachelor's and master's collections from the perspective of sustainable fashion.
Exhibitions and fairs
FE aula
Fashion design: Henna Lampinen Photo: Nicca Sinervo

BATCircle – Circular ecosystem of battery metals

Learn more about responsible sourcing, refining and production of active battery materials as well as efficient recycling of end-of-life batteries needed for ongoing energy and mobility transitions.
Exhibitions and fairs
K Corridor
Battery recycling_photo Valeria Azovskaya

Solar energy through ChemisTree

Is it possible to use trees in electricity production? Surprisingly, yes, it is! Transparent cellulose films enable greater efficiency of solar cells through their haze effect.
Exhibitions and fairs
K Corridor
Solar Energy Through ChemisTree Photo: Glen Forde

Carbon Lane – Urban test site for sequestering carbon with biochar

Biochar can significantly increase the long-term capacity of cities to sequester carbon.
Exhibitions and fairs
Vuorimiehentie 2A
Mon-Fri 12-18 (for Aalto community)
black biochar in a bowl

Printable solar cell technologies for smart buildings

Imagine a decorative solar cell that could be integrated into modern buildings without compromising their aesthetics.
Exhibitions and fairs
K corridor
Printable solar cell technologies. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

ONLINE: Designs for a Cooler Planet — online programme

See the virtual event program.
Exhibitions and fairs
Full program

Soil Matters exhibition at Designmuseum

Explorations on the materiality of soil and how it is interwoven with human activity.
Exhibitions and fairs
Designmuseum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23
Prof. Maarit Mäkelä and her work

Cool and Icy Waters - ice research  for sea traffic

The exhibition depicts marine and Arctic technology research at Aalto University, including the study of sea ice structure and behaviour as well as the functionality, sustainability and safety of ships and marine structures under extreme conditions. The goal of this research is to ensure safe and sustainable transportation in Arctic areas.
Exhibitions and fairs
Oodi Library, Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki
Cool and Icy Waters -näyttely 4.-20.9.

Aalto Research Ethics

Course is designed for doctoral students and recommended for first or second year of study. This 2 ECTS course comprises of 46 hours of independent study and 8 hours of workshops with compulsory attendance.
Lectures and seminars
The course will be taught online
Workshops are held in Otaniemi if possible
Aalto University Learning Center by Tuomas Uusheimo



Defence of dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Sebastian Lindqvist, M.Sc.

Title of the dissertation: Fracture toughness, crack path and strength mismatch of Alloy 52 dissimilar metal weld.

Defence of dissertation in the field of engineering physics, Tapio Riekki, MSc

Reaching for record-low temperatures in liquid helium
CS_defence_3 photo by Matti Ahlgren

Defence of dissertation in the field of computer science, MSc (tech) Marko Järvenpää

Title of the dissertation is "Gaussian Process Surrogate Methods for Sample-Efficient Approximate Bayesian Computation"

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemical Engineering, M.Sc. Yaseen Khan

The title of the dissertation is Structured Microreactors for the Heterogeneously Catalyzed Gas-phase Dehydration and Partial Oxidation of 1-butanol
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