Catalyst of Change

We combine natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. We educate broad-minded experts for Finland's largest industrial sectors.

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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

U-Create teaching symposium's live illustration about producing collective knowledge by Apila Pepita Miettinen
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Courage and creativity in higher education—how could we teach that?

Answering the complex, dynamic and networked problems we face today means rethinking our traditional ways of working and building knowledge, according to a recent symposium on teaching arts and design at Aalto University.
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How to develop education proposals - Webinar Series (EIT RawMaterials)

How to develop successful proposals for getting your ideas to learners - the things to think about!
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Call for Projects 2021 - Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RawMaterials)

Annual call - Pre-submission: 17 JAN; Final-submission: 28 FEB
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Call for EIT RawMaterials Projects 2021 is open!

Developing raw materials into a major strength for Europe

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemistry, M.Sc.(Tech.) Saara Tiuri

The title of the dissertation is Diastereoselective Synthesis of 1-deoxy-L-nojirimycins - A Treatise on Stereoselective Hydroxylations of 6-membered Rings
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Campus

Digitally Circular Meetup - 20 November 2019

A networking event to accelerate circular economy by connecting sustainability, digital and business professionals.
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Lectures and seminars

Thought Leaders’ Talk by Annu Nieminen

The new era of value creation is here! Join us to hear what net impact actually means and how it can be measured as Annu Nieminen from The Upright Project takes the stage.
U Create Seminar on Creativity 2019
Conferences and workshops

U-Create Seminar on Creativity 2019

The 2019 U-Create Seminar examines the significance and future of creativity across society, industry and academia.

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.

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

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