School of Chemical Engineering

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Sandra Kaabel has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Ph.D. Sandra Kaabel has been appointed five-year fixed term Assistant Professor position at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science as of 1 April 2024. The field of the professorship is Organic Synthesis Technologies.

Sandra Kaabel

Decorations of the President of the Republic to Sirje Liukko

Presidential Medal of Honour has been awarded to Planning Officer Sirje Liukko at the School of Chemical Engineering.

Sirje Liukko

Astrid Andersin, studying chemical engineering in English, feels she benefits from studying in a foreign language

Astrid Andersin, a third-year chemical engineering student, chose to study in the English-language degree program and is happy with her decision.

Astrid Andersin

A record number of graduates from the School of Chemical Engineering

In 2023, 199 students graduated with a Master of Science in Technology degree from Aalto University's School of Chemical Engineering. This is the highest number in the school's history. The school has seen a sharp increase in admissions over the past few years: Compared to 2019, the number of students has increased by almost 30%. About half of the students are women and almost a quarter have on international background.

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News

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Dr. Swarnalok De receives a one-year grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation

Awarded for research on the development of wearable healthcare sensors for autonomous health monitoring of the aging population
Sandra Kaabel
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Sandra Kaabel has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Ph.D. Sandra Kaabel has been appointed five-year fixed term Assistant Professor position at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science as of 1 April 2024. The field of the professorship is Organic Synthesis Technologies.
Sirje Liukko
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Decorations of the President of the Republic to Sirje Liukko

Presidential Medal of Honour has been awarded to Planning Officer Sirje Liukko at the School of Chemical Engineering.
Mikko Alava ja kolme muuta tutkimusryhmän jäsentä kuvattuna teknisen laitteen äärellä.
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Significant grants for science from the Finnish Cultural Foundation

A total of thirty individuals and research groups from Aalto University received grants from the Finnish Cultural Foundation for science and art. Professors Harri Lipsanen and Zhipei Sun and their team, were awarded a large grant to develop electronic components mimicking the structure and function of the human brain. Among the grantees is also Professor Mikko Alava, whose team is developing water-resistant foams as substitutes for plastic using AI-based methods.

Events

Jaana Vapaavuori, Luana Dessbesell, Mashrura Musharraf, Martin Lennox and Gopika Premsankar, photos by Kristina Vialimaa, Kristi
Networking, Other

"Catalyzing diversity in science": IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast

Aalto University hosts the IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast 2024 on 27 February. Everyone is welcome, kindly pre-register by 22 February.
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Information sessions, Networking, Other

Open screenings for the Radical Creatives documentary

What is radical creativity? How do uncertain and seemingly impossible projects move forward? Welcome to the screenings of the documentary directed by Emilia Hernesniemi.
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Public defences

Public defence in Biotechnology, M.Sc. (Tech.) Teemu Välisalmi

Exploring silk protein assembly mechanisms for high-performance materials (title of the thesis)
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Lectures and seminars

Miten tekoäly muuttaa työtä?

University of Helsinki and Aalto University have invited Sasu Tarkoma, Mona Mannevuo and Tero Ojanperä to discuss how AI is changing work.

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

Researchers in the lab

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

    What if logo

    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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    Contact information for the School of Chemical Engineering

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

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    Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

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    Micronova

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    Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio
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