Professor Olli Varis of the Department of Built Environment, School of Engineering, has been appointed Aalto Distinguished Professor. The title is awarded to professors of exceptional academic merit.
New faces and sustainable development – School of Engineering Annual Review 2019
Dean Gary Marquis presented the School of Engineering Annual Review 2019 at Dean's Coffee, held at Dipoli on 31 January 2020. The annual review looked at the past year in light of metrics, statistics and highlights.
Some of the top news and events from 2019 have been compiled on this page – for the full presentation, see the link below (requires Aalto sign-in).
During the year, the School of Engineering welcomed five new professors, who strengthened each department's group of experts in their fields of study.
New professors, 2019
In addition to new professors, 2019 appointments included some new titles for familiar people. Water and environmental engineering Professor Olli Varis was appointed Aalto Distinguished Professor, while Panu Sainio, whose duties include the Aalto Works project, was appointed the school's technology manager.
Sainio's responsibilities include the development of the school's Technical Support Services and the Aalto Works block in association with the future users of the block as well as Aalto Campus & Real Estate (ACRE).
Tiina Tuurnala named as Aalto University School of Engineering Alumna of the Year 2019
'My current position is an excellent vantage point for working toward zero-emission seafaring together with other stakeholders.'
Sustainable development goals
Aalto University became the first Finnish university to commit to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals as part of its teaching, research, innovation activities, and campus development.
In the professors' seminar held in the spring of 2019, the School of Engineering identified five SDGs in which the school's teaching and research has the most significant impact.
Degree education statistics
A total of 197 students received the Dean's List commendation for their studies during academic year 2018-2019. Conditions for inclusion on the Dean's List include at least 60 credits completed during an academic year with an average grade of at least 4.0.
In 2019, a total of 45 doctoral degrees were completed at the School of Engineering.
The year 2019 also included many changes to the school's campus. The Puumies block saw a number of renovations both in- and outdoors, and the human-centred living environment-focused Living+ Hub was opened at Rakentajanaukio 4.
Awards and achievements
Below, you can find a small selection of School of Engineering highlights from 2019.
Sikanen was awarded for his doctoral thesis 'Simulation of Transport, Evaporation and Combustion of Liquids in large-scale Fire Incidents'.
Students turned a regular indoor hoist into a robot with artificial intelligence.
The grants were presented at the Aalto Civil Engineering Day event hosted by the Department of Civil Engineering on 7 March 2019.
The Research Institute of Measuring and Modeling for the Built Environment (MeMo), led by Professor Hannu Hyyppä, has one of the best 3D studios in the world and a passion for developing and sharing its expertise.