School of Chemical Engineering

Spotlight

A peek into research on electrospinning of Functional Polysaccharide Derivatives

We had the honour of hosting a guest speaker, researcher Issei Otsuka, from the University of Grenoble Alpes at our ‘Coffee and Science’ event. Dr. Otsuka is visiting Finland on Researcher Short Mobility program which is aimed for the establishment of scientific partnerships between France and Finland.

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Get to know us: Assistant Professor Ville Miikkulainen

Miikkulainen most recently worked as University Lecturer at Aalto University.

Ville Miikkulainen

Min-Kyu Paek has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Min-Kyu Paek has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Min-Kyu Paek

UPM supports Aalto University's pulp research and education

High quality research enables high quality education

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News

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Aalto awarded Quality Label for Excellence

Label is a recognition of exceptional quality in development activities
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Aalto Open Science Award ceremony brought together Aaltonians to discuss open science

Last week we gathered at A Grid to celebrate the awardees of the Aalto Open Science Award 2023 and discuss open science matters with the Aalto community.
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Seed funding available to boost collaboration between Aalto, KU Leuven and University of Helsinki

Aalto University, KU Leuven and the University of Helsinki launch the 2nd exploratory seed funding call to explore research collaboration possibilities. The funding call is open until 10 September 2024.
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Events

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Public defences

Public defence in Inorganic Materials Chemistry, M.Sc. (Tech.) Elisabeth Albrecht

Structural Principles of A-site ordered double perovskites: ferroelectric CaMnTi2O6 as a model system (title of the thesis)
Test combustion Engine in Energy Conversion & Systems group
Lectures and seminars

Hydrogen Breakfast Series #4: Combustion of Hydrogen & Hydrogen-based vector fuels: Solutions for the engines of the future

In this fourth event in the Hydrogen Breakfast series, we will take a look at Combustion of Hydrogen and Hydrogen-based vector fuels in internal combustion engines, with perspectives from both Aalto academics & industry.
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Public defences

Public defence in Chemical Engineering, M.Sc. (Tech.) Jihong Yim 

Conformality of atomic layer deposition analysed via experiments and modelling: case study of zinc oxide for catalytic applications (title of the thesis)
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Campus, Conferences, Networking

Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 (external link)

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

Coffee & Science in the departments of CHEM

Our students and alumni

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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More than the degree | Aalto Blogs (external link)

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

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Departments

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.

Lignocellulose samples by Mohamed Magd. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

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

We are enthusiastic about...

    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/

    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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    Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

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    Micronova

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