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Maria Intscher of the fashion house Vera Wang got excited about wood-based glitter and bacterial cellulose

There is a lot of potential in new material innovations also in fashion. The more you can control the material the better.
Research & Art
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Maria Intscher from Vera Wang

How to create things that don’t exist

The newest theoretical physics professor at Aalto calculates what we need to do to create electronic states that can’t other exist in nature, and how we can harness them for quantum computing
Appointments, Research & Art
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Professor Lado in the physics department coffee room

Spider silk is created by adding spider DNA to microbes

Researchers studying spiders have produced a synthetic biomaterial that can, in future, be used to make a multitude of products from clothes to car parts.
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art
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Kuva osoittaa, miten valmistetaan biosynteettistä hämähäkinseittiä suurjännitteen avulla

A combination of wood fibres and spider silk could rival plastic

The unique material outperforms most of today’s synthetic and natural materials by providing high strength and stiffness, combined with increased toughness
Press releases
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Hämähäkkisilkki

Since cooling demand is primarily driven by the sun, could it also be powered by the sun?

The International Energy Agency has dubbed increased global cooling demand as one of the most critical blind spots in today’s energy debate. A new study entitled - Meeting Increased Global Cooling Demand with Photovoltaics during the 21st Century - yields critical new insight to a fundamental question: How much photovoltaics (PV) would be needed to power the world sustainably?
University
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The cover that was submitted for Energy and Environment Sciences

EIT Climate-KIC supports digital roadmap for a circular economy

The roadmap gives recommendations for EU policymakers towards a digital circular economy
Press releases
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Aalto EIT Services

A new technique for making exciting metal oxide frameworks

Researchers have developed new materials that can absorb and release small molecules, and it can be controlled by shining light on it.
Research & Art, University
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Demonstation of thickness change

Learning from nature

In his lab, Academy Professor Olli Ikkala is catching up with evolution’s lead in the manufacture of materials. The results of his work may be of crucial significance to an energy-scarce society.
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art
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Olli Ikkala

Pavlov's classical conditioning inspires materials scientists

Concepts of experimental psychology replicated in smart materials
Press releases
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Test tube made to look like Pavlolv's dog

University-Wide Art Studies (UWAS) has published its courses for 2019-2020

All Aalto University students can now apply for the open UWAS courses online.
Research & Art, Studies
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UWAS 2019 course catalogue illustration: Heini Hälinen

Tomorrow's Sustainable Lifestyles Showcased in Otaniemi

One of Helsinki Design Week's main events, Designs for a Cooler Planet, will showcase Aalto University's cross-cutting future prototypes, such as a nanocellulose bicycle, microbial headphones and Ioncell clothes
Cooperation, Press releases, Research & Art
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Nanocellulose bicycle Photo: Eeva Suorlahti

Dyes and viruses create new composite material for photooxidation reactions

A recent study shows that native viruses can be employed as a scaffold to immobilise photoactive molecules to potentially oxidise organic pollutants present in wastewater, under visible light irradiation
Press releases, Research & Art, University
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Photoactive rod-like virus bundle schematic

Aalto University’s fashion studies are enhanced by a strong expertise in textiles

Combining artistic and technical design expertise in teaching is a unique concept worldwide.
Research & Art, Studies
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Leonardo Hidalgo Uribe: Stories from cold and warm lands

New biomaterials and their market potential are at the centre of interest in the United States

How can bio-based materials be adopted as an alternative to synthetic plastics on an industrial scale? Is it possible for environmentally friendly textile production to be profitable?
Cooperation, University
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New York_June 2019

The Finnish EU presidency gets a dose of Aalto visual food for thought

Materials Matter, and Fragile Water, two popular Aalto University exhibitions, are being featured as part of the Finnish EU presidency, which started at the beginning of July, and which runs for six months.
Research & Art, University
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Fragile Water display at Helsinki-Vantaa airport

Aalto University, the City of Savonlinna and South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences step up their collaboration

The goal is to spur innovations in bioeconomy.
Cooperation, Press releases, Research & Art
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Wood chips photo by Eeva Suorlahti

Aalto to coordinate three new SRC consortia

Aalto University received EUR 9.2 million or 18 percent of the funding allocated.
Research & Art, University
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Aalto koordinoi kolmea uutta STN-konsortiota, kuva Aino Huovio

Headphones made from biomaterials produced by yeast and fungal mycelium

Microbially grown materials can be used to replace oil-based materials in various everyday consumer products – such as headphones.
Research & Art
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Tutkijoista, teollisista muotoilijoista ja dokumentaristeista koostuva Korvaa-projekti halusi näyttää tämän todeksi ja valmisti kuulokkeet, jonka muovi- ja nahkaosat on tuotettu mikrobien avulla.

20 new Academy Projects to Aalto

The total funding granted by the Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering is 8.9 million euros.
Research & Art
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Aaltoon 20 uutta akatemiahanketta -uutisen kuvituskuva, kuva Aleksi Poutanen

FinnCERES flagship hiring 20 doctoral students or postdocs at Aalto and VTT

FinnCERES is broadening its operations and is looking for talented and motivated doctoral students or postdoctoral researchers.
Research & Art
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Lignocellulose samples by Mohamed Magd. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya