Micronova is part of OtaNano - Finland's national research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnology. It is run jointly by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University. Our mission is to develop innovative, enabling technologies, and to apply these in practical micro- and nanosystems. Research at Micronova focuses on micro and nanotechnology, material and device physics, and optics.
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Micronova - part of OtaNano

Micoronova is a part of OtaNano, which offers facilities in micro- and nanofabrication, nanomicroscopy, low-temperature measurements, and quantum engineering.

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Some of Aalto Research Groups at Micronova

Electron Physics

Professor Hele Savin

Hele Savin Group

Micro and Quantum Systems

Professor Ilkka Tittonen

Artistic illustration of photoelectrochemical water splitting reaction at atomic level


Professor Markku Sopanen

Etched GaN surface


Professor Zhipei Sun

Nanowire optical gate

Optics and Photonics

The research of the Optics and Photonics group covers a range of topics of modern optics and photonics, encompassing various aspects of light-matter interaction, optical coherence and polarization, development of methods to manipulate light with nano- and micro-structures, design and construction of novel light sources, optical metamaterials and optical imaging.


Quantum Computing and Devices (QCD)

We have a major effort on experimental low-temperature physics, but we also carry out computational and theoretical work down to fundamental quantum mechanics.

Pico - Quantum Phenomena and Devices

We investigate mesoscopic physics and its sensor applications. The main focus is on charge transport and thermal properties of metallic, superconducting and hybrid nanostructures.



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Blood donation in Dipoli

Finnish Red Cross Blood Service will organize a blood donation
DMPs: on-site workshop
Lectures and seminars, Staff trainings, Support for teams, Training to support research

Data Management Plans: On-site workshop for researchers, Apr 18, 2024

Learn about writing a DMP in this in-person workshop with Information Specialist Lucie Hradecká and Data Agent Enrico Glerean.
Dual robotic arm system dynamically manipulating a cloth where M.Sc. David Blanco-Mulero is visualising a 3D representation of t
Public defences

Public defence in Automation, Systems and Control Engineering, M.Sc. David Blanco-Mulero

Towards Efficient Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects by Learning Dynamics Models and Adaptive Policies (title of the thesis)
Doctoral hat floating above a speaker's podium with a microphone
Public defences

Public defence in Radio Engineering, M.Sc.(Tech.) Veli-Pekka Kutinlahti

Antenna mutual coupling and amplifier effects in transmission (title of the thesis)

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