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Key Research Area: Advanced energy solutions

The main focus in energy research and teaching are energy sciences, multidisciplinary energy technologies, and sustainable energy solutions.
View of Helsinki by night. Photo by Ioannis Koulousis.
View of Helsinki by night. Photo by Ioannis Koulousis.

Many departments at Aalto University have a long tradition of research and teaching in the field of energy. We have approximately 25 professors who are solely focused on energy research, and they obtain more than ten million euros in research funding annually. Every year, over 80 Masters and a dozen Doctors graduate in the field of energy. Additionally, more than 30 professors are strongly contributing in the field.

The research in these fields includes advanced and renewable energy technologies: efficient, eco-friendly and reliable energy production systems, distribution and use – as well as monitoring and understanding people’s environments.

The results of energy-related research contribute to Finland’s energy policy and have global outreach through sustainable energy solutions and a wide range of energy innovations and applications.

Focus areas

  • Sustainable energy production
  • Energy storage conversion
  • Power engineering
  • Energy in built environments
  • Energy systems and resource economics
Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions

Advanced Energy Project Course Gala 2022

This gala is the culmination of the Aalto Advanced Energy Project (AEP) course, where Energy Engineering MSc student teams carry out projects for external companies.

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Two photos from last year's AEP Gala event

Upcoming events

Latest news in this area

Local partner organizations joining UCAMP
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Local organisations join Aalto University's Urban GoodCamp as project partners

Five organisations from the Helsinki Metropolitan Area's public and private sector are joining the Erasmus+ Urban Goodcamp project, providing challenges and mentoring to the students participating in the programme. The project Urban GoodCamp aims to tackle pressing urban challenges through multidisciplinary programmes for students, researchers, and life-long learners.
Sanaz Zarabi in the middle of frame with hexagonal artwork behind her.
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Inkjet printers and hydrogen dreams: Millennium Graduate Student winner Sanaz Zarabi Golkhatmi

Sanaz Zarabi employed a fabrication technique that promises to wildly increase the effectiveness of our renewable energy solutions. With it, she won first place in the Millennium Graduate Student Contest 2022.
Battery
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Nobody can make it alone in the circular economy - How can indicators solve the challenges of the circular economy?

The efficient use and exchange of information are considered fundamental aspects for the prosperity of ecosystems, being them natural or industrial. Consequently, data sharing becomes a requisite for successful circular economy models since, by definition, they require the collaborative interaction of various actors throughout the value chain of materials and products. However, there are significant data gaps that currently prevent the implementation of circular economy in practice.
Jaakko Jääskeläinen
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Energy market expert Jaakko Jääskeläinen has been appointed Professor of Practice

'I will provide tools for the next generation of energy market experts to solve real-world challenges arising from the energy transition,’ says Jääskeläinen.

Featured research and collaboration bodies

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Smart Energy Transition (external link)

We investigate the timing of the energy system disruption and the changes cascading from it, as well as their impacts on different sectors.

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Smart Otaniemi (external link)



Smart Otaniemi is an innovation ecosystem that connects experts working on world-changing ideas for smart energy.

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Compbat | Computer aided design for next generation flow batteries (external link)

CompBat EU project aims to take flow batteries to the next level, identifying new prospective molecules for their chemical composition.

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BATCircle consortium (external link)

BATCircle aims at improving the manufacturing processes of battery chemicals and the mining and metals industries and to increase the recycling of lithium-ion batteries.

Featured research groups

Litium ion batteries

Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Research group led by Professor Tanja Kallio

Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
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New Energy Technologies (Renewable)

The interest of the New Energy Technologies Group is on advanced energy systems, in particular nanomaterials for energy devices, sustainable energy systems, and multidisciplinary energy science.

Department of Applied Physics
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Energy Efficiency and Systems

Energy efficiency plays a key role in solving challenges related to developing a sustainable future for human societies, highlighting the need to optimise energy systems of all sizes.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Our departments in this area

Experiment underway in the Aalto Ice and Wave Tank

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a leading multidisciplinary research establishment with strong industrial ties and impact on industry and society alike.

Low Temperature Laboratory

Department of Applied Physics

The Department of Applied Physics pursues vigorous research in physical sciences and creates important industrial applications that hold great technological potential.

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Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is an ecosystem where scientists and engineers from different fields of microsystems, electrical engineering and automation work together to solve the most challenging scientific problems.

Aalto University / Aalto satellite / photo: Mikko Raskinen

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) conducts research and arranges related teaching courses in the fields of electromagnetics, micro and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology.

Key research area contact

 Dr. Sam Cross

Dr. Sam Cross

Manager, Advanced Energy Solutions Key research area, Aalto Networking Platform
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