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The Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion awarded physics lecturer and a pioneer in gamification

Outstanding Teacher of the Year award was given to Jami Kinnunen, lecturer popular with physics students. Juho Hamari was chosen as the Young Researcher of the Year
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Jami Kinnunen vasemmalla ja Juho Hamari oikealla.

Funding for four new Academy Research Fellow and 14 Postdoctoral Researcher posts

The funding for the five-year Academy Research Fellow and the three-year Postdoctoral Researcher posts was awarded by the Academy of Finland's Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Aalto-yliopiston kemian tekniikan korkeakoulun tutkimusta, kuva Mikko Raskinen

Professor Olli Ikkala wins Dutch Polymer Science award

The annual PTN Medema Lecture award is granted to a renowned international polymer scientist
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Olli Ikkala.

Fixing back problems and improving hygiene at music festivals: innovative ideas by this year’s undergraduate student projects

The theme of this year’s annual SCI course project was health and well-being
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Vesi-ilmapallojen heittopeli. Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.

New materials for fuel cells

Researchers from Aalto University and Northeastern University (China) have demonstrated a solid oxide fuel cell based on a single-oxide SrTiO2 electrolyte. A high power density of 620 mW per cm2 with hydrogen as fuel was obtained. The electrolyte forms a mixed proton and oxygen ion conductor with a core-shell structure
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HRTEM of SrTiO2

Aalto dissertation award 2019 in the School of Science

Annual prize ceremony celebrates the best doctoral dissertations of the past year
Honoured, Research & Art, University
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Sci dissertaion winners 2019

International Women's Day alumni seminar stirs up discussion of neural networks and peace

The topics covered in the alumni seminar also included new business models and the societal impact of AI and digitalisation.
Research & Art
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Annu Nieminen

When nothing is impossible: technology sector offers a variety of career paths

The message of Aalto Junior’s Women’s Day event was that, in the field of technology, nothing is impossible for women. More than 100 participants from schools in Greater Helsinki had an opportunity to visit, among others, Aalto's space laboratory.
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Aalto Juniorin järjestämä naistenpäivän tapahtuma viesti yläkoululaisille tytöille.

AScI funding awarded to planning future energy systems and to designing penguin-inspired active surfaces

Each programme to receive funding of €150 000 over three years.
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Are we at the limits of measuring water-repellent surfaces?

As we develop extremely liquid-repellent surfaces, the errors in existing measurement techniques are getting too large.
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Water droplet on a surface

Low Temperature Laboratory receives over one million euros in funding, opening more widely to European researchers

The Low Temperature Laboratory develops quantum sensors needed in nanoelectronics research, among other core activities
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Kylmälaboratorio on yksi maailman johtavista matalien lämpötilojen fysiikan, nanoelektroniikan ja kvanttiteknologian tutkimuskeskittymistä. Kuva: Roee Cohen.

World-leading neuroscientists gathered on Twitter for online research conference

Scientific conferences are expensive, time-consuming and often involve a heavy carbon footprint. Luckily, there are alternatives
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Twitter-konferenssi kokoaa yhteen aivokuvantamisen asiantuntijoita eri puolilta maailmaa. Kuva: Baran Aydogan.

Quantum physicists succeed in controlling energy losses and shifts

Achievement can be applied to speed up quantum computers and design new quantum technological devices
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Artictic impression of a quantum resonator coupled to environmental modes

Anton Paar Research Award to Robin Ras and Quan Zhou

Anton Paar Research Award to Robin Ras and Quan Zhou
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Anton Paar Research Award to Robin Ras and Quan Zhou

Bugs or dust? New method quickly reveals whether a surface is truly clean

By combining artificial intelligence and hyperspectral imaging, we can make sure facilities are clean during norovirus and flu season—cutting cleaning costs and reducing use of disinfectants
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Image: Mikko Raskinen.

More recycling and business worth billions to the battery sector

The main objective of BATCircle is to generate added value to sectors manufacturing battery metals and chemicals, and their circular economy.
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Akkujätettä ja kemikaaleja. Kuva: Glen Forde

Outstanding referee 2019 award to Aalto University physicists

Professors Päivi Törmä and Sergei A. Tretyakov named Outstanding Referees by the American Physical Society.
Honoured, Research & Art
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APS Outstanding Referees logo

Faster method to read quantum memory

Scientists at Aalto University and VTT have developed a faster way to read information out of qubits, the basic building blocks of a quantum computer
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JI

Quantum Wheel brings world-class game makers and quantum physicists together

From 15th until 17th February 2019 the Helsinki SkyWheel and Allas Sea Pool are the base for the 5th Quantum Game Jam; an intensive weekend during which game makers and physicists get together with the aim of creating games that harness the nature of quantum mechanics.
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Quantum Wheel

Life on the edge in the quantum world - Taking shortcuts and driving at the quantum speed limit

Pulling off high-speed energy transfers in the lab gives researchers insight into quantum computing, high-speed rechargeable batteries, and other future applications of quantum technology.
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Superadibiatic transfer QTF