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Elisabet Lahti and Jaan Praks
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An entrepreneurial researcher takes action and creates something new

When a researcher thinks like an entrepreneur, they can create something truly groundbreaking.
Mikko Alava ja kolme muuta tutkimusryhmän jäsentä kuvattuna teknisen laitteen äärellä.
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Significant grants for science from the Finnish Cultural Foundation

A total of thirty individuals and research groups from Aalto University received grants from the Finnish Cultural Foundation for science and art. Professors Harri Lipsanen and Zhipei Sun and their team, were awarded a large grant to develop electronic components mimicking the structure and function of the human brain. Among the grantees is also Professor Mikko Alava, whose team is developing water-resistant foams as substitutes for plastic using AI-based methods.
Henkilö tekemässä kokeellista tutkimusta.
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Aalto granted 178 positions in doctoral education pilot

Most of the positions are in Finnish flagship programme areas
Bodily maps of musical sensations across cultures, illustration by Vesa Putkinen.
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Music causes similar emotions and bodily sensations across cultures

Music can be felt directly in the body. When we hear our favourite catchy song, we are overcome by the urge to move to the music. Music can activate our autonomic nervous system and even send shivers down your spine. A new study shows how emotional music evokes these bodily sensations and how the response is similar across cultures.
Nanocellulose printing papers
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Aalto University and Murata Japan are pushing the boundaries of material science

The research collaboration explored new territory in nanotechnologies.
Kuvituskuva, henkilö seisoo vihreässä pikselöidyssä ympäristössä
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Can ChatGPT be trusted? True or false - five myths about the reliability of artificial intelligence

ChatGPT, Dall-e and similar AI systems evoke both excitement and fear. Matti Nelimarkka, visiting scholar at Aalto University and University Lecturer in Social Data Science at the University of Helsinki, clarifies some common misconceptions about these systems.

Event highlights

Mekatroniikan Sirkus

Mechatronic Circus 2024

The sure sign of spring, the Mechatronic Circus, is here again. On Thursday 11.4.2024 you can learn about smart devices built by students, participate in mini-lectures (in Finnish) and demonstration tours, and get information about the programmes and how to apply.

As a part of Circus, we also have the mechatronics research Demo Day. Demo Day is a concept where researchers will present the latest research developments and results on funded research projects.

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Tenured Professors' Installation Talks 24.4.2024 (external link)

Aalto University celebrates its tenured professors with popular talks by the new tenure track professors of Associate or Full level.

Events
People registration to SSD conference

Sustainability Science Days 2024

Finland will be the hot spot for sustainability related research, innovations, and solutions in June 2024 when Sustainability Science Days (SSD) unites with one of the world's biggest sustainability congresses – the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress (SRI).

Events

Video: A new treatment for multidrug-resistant bacteria

A new type of drug could undercut antibiotic resistance, according to research from Aalto University. Instead of targeting the bacteria directly, the drug blocks key toxins involved in the infection process. This both reduces inflammation and makes the bacteria more vulnerable to antibiotics

See the video below or read the article on website.

Current news

Dr. Swarnalok De and logos of the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Aalto University and MMD group
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Dr. Swarnalok De receives a one-year grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation

Awarded for research on the development of wearable healthcare sensors for autonomous health monitoring of the aging population
Unite! student holding a sign that says Get inspired, grow together, Let's Unite!
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Four student projects receive funding through Unite! Seed Fund

The Fund aims to activate students from the nine Unite! universities to jointly pursue new activities.
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Mind & Study - toolbox for being well in studies (3cr) coming up in English and in Finnish

Popular course "Mind & Study - toolbox for being well in studies" will be organized in Finnish and English in the 4th period!
Sandra Kaabel
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Sandra Kaabel has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Ph.D. Sandra Kaabel has been appointed five-year fixed term Assistant Professor position at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science as of 1 April 2024. The field of the professorship is Organic Synthesis Technologies.

Appointments

Sandra Kaabel
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Sandra Kaabel has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Ph.D. Sandra Kaabel has been appointed five-year fixed term Assistant Professor position at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science as of 1 April 2024. The field of the professorship is Organic Synthesis Technologies.
Siavash Khajavi
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Siavash Khajavi appointed as Assistant Professor in Operations Management

Siavash Khajavi starts in his new position on 15 February 2024.
Professor Kari Tammi
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Kari Tammi appointed as Full Professor

The dean of the School of Engineering, Professor Kari Tammi, has been appointed Full Professor at Aalto University, School of Engineering from January 1, 2024 by the decision of President Ilkka Niemelä.
Professori Maria Sammalkorpi ja professori Ville Miikkulainen
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Two new professors appointed at the School of Chemical Engineering

Maria Sammalkorpi has been appointed Associate Professor and Ville Miikkulainen has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Material Sciences.
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Campus – lively ecosystem and beautiful architecture

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Content highlights

Explore Aalto University through a variety of content!

Mies on selkä päin kameraa, katsoo tietokoneelta kuvaa aivoista.

Playing with the music of the brain

Common neurological disorders like depression and chronic pain can be challenging to treat with conventional methods. An automated version of a long-used brain stimulation technique holds real promise as a reliable and effective drug-free alternative.

News
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A deep dive into radical creativity

Aalto University has produced a film to highlight its creative culture.

News
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The world’s lightest revolution

Green hydrogen promises to turn Europe into an energy heavyweight, make traffic emission-free and replace carbon in steel manufacturing. But can it actually deliver – and how?

News
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Wardrobe of the Future shows the future of fashion (external link)

It is clear that the textile, clothing and fashion industries need to change. How do we do it? Discover the Aalto University community's visions for a sustainable fashion future.

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Painting Energies Podcast (external link)

Painting Energies is a podcast about light, colour, plants, microbes, and electrical energy. Eleven conversations with invited guests explore their relations, and our relations to them, through a dialogue across science, technology, art and philosophy.

Irene Purasachit

Irene Purasachit saw the floral industry’s waste problem firsthand – now she makes material for handbags from discarded blooms

Nearly half of cut flowers end up in the trash, never making their way to dinner tables or first dates

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Aalto University Magazine

Information about the war in Ukraine and Covid-19

Ukraine war

On this page, we will gather information on how Russia's invasion of Ukraine affects Aalto University’s operations. We will update the contents regularly.

Blue and yellow flags.

Information on coronavirus

Information on the effects of coronavirus and COVID-19 on activities at Aalto University

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