Key Research Area: Advanced energy solutions
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.
- Sustainable energy production
- Energy storage conversion
- Power engineering
- Energy in built environments
- Energy systems and resource economics
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.
Latest news in this area
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.
Featured research and collaboration bodies
CompBat EU project aims to take flow batteries to the next level, identifying new prospective molecules for their chemical composition.
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
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.
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.
Our departments in this area
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a leading multidisciplinary research establishment with strong industrial ties and impact on industry and society alike.
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.
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.