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The studies and research at the Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering focus on forest products technologies, chemical engineering, industrial biotechnology, materials science and nanotechnology, metals and minerals processing and energy technology.

Get to know the School of Chemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering combines natural sciences and engineering to refine research results and put them into practice as sustainable innovations.

Find out more about our programmes!
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A scientist worthy of several Nobel Prizes

Today there is a lithium battery in almost everyone's pocket. However, there are still many challenges associated with their materials. This is evident to Maarit Karppinen who has collaborated with one of the scientists awarded with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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News

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A record number of applications to Aalto University

There has been an enormous increase in applications for a study place in master’s and English bachelor’s programmes
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You do not need to speak Finnish to get a summer job

More than 70% of the employers that participated in the Aalto Summer Job Day are also happy to hire foreigners who do not speak Finnish.
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Power outage in Otaniemi area

There was a power outage in Otaniemi area. The issue is now resolved and repaired.
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Aalto researchers’ bold initiatives receive more than €2 million in funding

The areas covered by the four research projects include the development of thermal energy storage and mobile magnetic resonance imaging technology.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Bioproduct Technology, M.Sc. Jessica Lucenius

The title of the dissertation is Nanocellulose and Water-soluble Polysaccharides - Interfacial Tailoring from Nanoscopic to Macroscopic Level
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Processing of Materials, M.Sc.(Tech.) Hanna Viitala

The title of the dissertation is Corrosion Mechanisms of the Heat Recovery Boiler of Copper Flash Smelting
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Lectures and seminars

Thought Leader's Talk by Kirsi Piha

Join us for this Thought Leader’s Talk by Kirsi Piha to hear the intense growth story of Ellun Kanat - what worked, what didn’t and what happens tomorrow.
Kaksi lasta tutkii vihreää liuosta.
Other

Aalto University Junior workshops in Oodi

We organise multidisciplinary workshops for all ages on 19.-21.2. No prior knowledge or skills required, welcome all!

CHEMARTS – New dimensions for the forest

Would you be interested of, for example, gloves that can produce clean drinking water?

What CHEMARTS?
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Departments and infrastructures

The research at the School of Chemical Engineering focuses on forest products technologies, chemical engineering, industrial biotechnology, materials science and nanotechnology, metals and minerals processing and energy technology. The school has two special research infrastructures: bioeconomy infrastructure that enables research from molecular level to biobased technology concepts, and raw materials research infrastructure, that supports the research of circular economy targeting to closed metallurgical and hydrometallurgical processes and inorganic energy materials.

To learn more about the impact we make, get to know our three departments and two infrastructures:

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems (Bio2) is at the forefront of forest products technologies and cutting-edge biotechnology.

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Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering's expertise areas are chemical engineering, metals process industry, energy technologies, and new materials production.

Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering's research instrument.

Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

The Department of Chemistry and Materials Science focuses on micro-, nano- and atomic scale engineering of compounds and materials. Our work in these areas encompasses synthesis, characterization and computational research.

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Research infrastructure

Research Infrastructure at School of Chemical Engineering belong to either Bioeconomy RI or RAMI RI.

Microscope image. Aalto University Bioeconomy Infrastructure. Photo: Adolfo Vera

Collaborate with us

The School of Chemical Engineering carries out wide ranging and diverse forms of cooperation with industry. The school's most important corporate partners included Neste, UPM, Stora Enso, Valio, Fortum, Metsä Group, Outotec, Andritz and Kemira.

Strong cooperation
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Working life after graduation

School of Chemical Engineering graduates are successful in finding jobs corresponding to their education. Most important knowledge and skills in current job are independency, analytical and systematic thinking skills and co-operation skills.

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School of Engineering graduates in working life

School of Engineering Master's graduates are successful in finding jobs corresponding to their education. On this page you can find information on job titles, job sectors and career development of our graduates.

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Tenure track

Aalto University’s tenure track career system offers a well-supported and clear career path for professor-level academics towards a permanent professorship.

Interested in Tenure Track?
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Contact information

Contact information for the School of Chemical Engineering

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Where to find us

School of Chemical Engineering building

Address: Kemistintie 1
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00.

Kemistintie 1 (pienempi). Kuva/Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

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Aalto Bioproduct Centre.
Address: Vuorimiehentie 1
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.30

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