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Join the School of Chemical Engineering!

Studies in chemical engineering offer a unique combination of natural sciences and technology. We are developing new technologies to solve major problems of our time, such as climate change and the adequacy of natural resources.

Graduates of chemical engineering understand what needs to be done to safeguard a clean environment and sustainable development, and they know how to do it. They develop solutions that replace plastic, sustainable battery technologies and recycling of raw materials, among other things. The effects of innovations in chemical engineering can be massive even on a global scale.

Join us if you want to change the world! Ninety-nine per cent of graduates find employment in jobs corresponding to education, from consumer brands to large industries.

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Our students and alumni

Change the world - Study Chemical Engineering (external link)

Come and study a field with excellent employment opportunities

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Blogposts by Aalto Squad student ambassadors. Read all about student life and studies at Aalto University!

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Why to choose the School of Chemical Engineering?

Read student stories, learn about our guilds and what it is like to study here!

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Aalto CHEM graduates in working life

CHEM master's and doctoral graduates are successful and satisfied.

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Departments

Our purpose is to drive sustainable chemical engineering for bio and circular economy. We advance sustainable solutions and breakthroughs by scientific and engineering excellence.

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.

We  promote collaboration across the fields and generate an inclusive community with an experimental culture. We provide an excellent working environment with top level infrastructure and strong industrial networks. 

Learn more about the impact we make!

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Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Enabling bio and circular economy

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Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Sustainable future with high performance products

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Structural colors

What if we had wood-based colours that never faded?

The color is nontoxic, produced 100% from wood, and can be industrially and economically produced.

https://www.whatif.aalto.fi/structuralcolor

Color from wood

What if the colour of your jeans grew in your garden?

We explore how to produce and utilise natural dyes derived from plants in a sustainable way.

https://www.whatif.aalto.fi/willowbark

Metal coating

What if metals could be protected with wood?

In its pure, additive-free form, lignin coatings have already been proven to be effective in minimising the corrosion of metal surfaces.

https://www.whatif.aalto.fi/metal-coating

Fish scales

What if solar cells could be made out of fish scales?

We are exploring how natural materials like wood or organic byproducts –  or even waste like fish scales – could be used for solar cells.

https://www.whatif.aalto.fi/fish-scales

3D arm bone

What if you could 3D print custom bone implants?

Thanks to 3D printing, we can manufacture individualized, custom implants that enhance bone growth and degrade as the patient heals.

https://www.whatif.aalto.fi/3d-bones

Bacterial cellulose in bowl on a yellow backround

What if bandages could be grown by bacteria?

Although some bacterial colonies can threaten human life, bacteria can be used to produce essential molecules and materials like bacterial cellulose.

https://www.whatif.aalto.fi/bacterial-cellulose

Cow hair

What if cattle all over the world were eating Finnish wood?

Microcrystalline cellulose is truly a power food for ruminants, and so it could be used to raise the caloric density of animal feed.

https://www.whatif.aalto.fi/aalto-cell

Ioncell wood textile

What if the textiles of the future are growing in Finnish forests?

Ioncell, a fibre woven from cellulose, is a strong contender as a sustainable alternative to cotton and polyester.

https://www.whatif.aalto.fi/ioncell

Beakers

What if chemists were also programmers?

When modelling chemical engineering processes, programming skills are essential – and understanding programming basics is an asset in many other tasks as well. 

https://www.whatif.aalto.fi/chem

Black stain

What if every engineer thought like an artist?

Breaking out of one’s own bubble challenges the brain and changes attitudes. This is why arts courses at Aalto are available to everyone.

https://www.whatif.aalto.fi/take5-1

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At Aalto University, we believe in the power of curiosity. We encourage our students and staff to explore the unknown, learn and do things in completely new ways – to break boundaries together.

See more projects at: https://www.whatif.aalto.fi/

 

News

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Good design benefits us all – welcome to open Design Talks lecture series

Join us for our open lecture series discussing about the relevance of design in different contexts.
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Aalto University takes increasing responsibility in Finnish-American higher education relations

A high-level delegation from Minnesota, United States, visited the university in November.
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Understanding the nanostructure formation in block copolymer thin film

Recent MMD publications (Multifunctional Materials Design)
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Bioinnovation Center’s research will focus on sustainable textiles and packaging

Aalto University's Bioinnovation Center has chosen 5 interdisciplinary projects to launch its doctoral school in 2022. The projects aim at innovations in the fields of sustainable textiles and packaging.

Events

Unite! organises the 4th Dialogue in Barcelona hosted by the UPC.
Online event

4th Unite! Dialogue event

Every six months staff and students from the seven Unite! universities meet for a dialogue and cooperate around the various themes and activities of Unite!.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Materials Science, M.Sc (tech.) Moheb Abdelaziz

M.Sc.(Tech.) Moheb Abdelaziz will defend the dissertation "Nanocomposite with Polarizonic Reflective Coloration: from Fabrication to Function" on 3 December 2021 at 13 in Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering.
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Online event

For teachers: The Science of Learning - Promising Strategies from Cognitive Psychology

In this online workshop you will learn to develop and implement strategies from cognitive psychology into your course design.
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Matchbox

E-pitching and connecting innovative mindsets!

The people of the School of Chemical Engineering

What kind of career opportunities are there if you study chemical engineering? Get to know our alumnis, students, and faculty members!

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Careers

Open positions

Looking for a job at Aalto University? See our open positions.

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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.

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Aalto Bioproduct Centre

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