OtaNano

Micronova

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.
Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

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Otanano infrastructure Photo: Mikko Raskinen

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

Optoelectronics

Professor Markku Sopanen

Etched GaN surface

Photonics

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.

opticsphotonics

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.

Samples

Events

Clean Heat Otaniemi Challenge poster including thermal energy storage
Lectures and seminars, Students

Clean Heat Otaniemi Challenge 2024

Student teams of the MSc Thermal Energy Storage course have made solutions on how to decarbonise buildings on the Otaniemi campus, with collaboration of ACRE.
Kuvaaja: © Mika Huisman/Decopic
Lectures and seminars

Work now and in the future: Eväitä ajatteluun lecture series

Food for thought lecture series in Finnish offers you researched information and interdisciplinary perspectives, tools for your own thinking and the everyday life of your work.
Doctoral hat floating above a speaker's podium with a microphone
Public defences

Public defence in Acoustics and Speech Technology, M.Sc. Taeho Kim

Median plane localisation - psychoacoustics and spatial audio effects (title of the thesis)
Otaniemi seafront pictured in the summer with the Aalto logo and event title, and VTT and Open Science logos overlayed.
Campus, Conferences, Networking

Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 (external link)

Welcome to the summer conference on open science hosted by Aalto University.

Where to find us

Micronova

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Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio
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