This is what a more sustainable world looks like

The Designs for a Cooler Planet event in September will showcase inspiring projects, like wood-based glitter or electric-powered boats.

Wood-based structural shimmering wood colour has no colour pigments. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

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

The Ioncell method can be used to produce top grade textile fibre from cellulose. Suitable raw materials for the process include both dissolving pulp and also recycled paper, cardboard or waste textiles. Read more >>

News

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Get to know us: Professor Olli Dahl

Saving the environment via businesses.
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New student – are you still looking for an accommodation for autumn term?

Aalto University has reserved a quota of furnished rooms and apartments for international incoming students in co-operation with HOAS (The Foundation for Student Housing in Helsinki Region).
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Industry/RTO Internship for PhD-students in 2020

Opportunity for PhD-students to participate in internships arranged in Companies or Research institutes in 2020.
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Get to know us: Emeritus Professor Olof Forsén

Academic career over 40 years long.

Events

Meeting and sketching, photo by Kaleidico @unsplash

Online help desk by Materials Platform

The Materials Platform virtual help desk offers advice for Aalto University people who want to improve their presentation, publication, or other aspects of their work related to research dissemination and popularization.
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Lectures and seminars

Entrepreneurship summer course: Creating Multidimensional Experiences (Online)

Learn to create immersive experiences in a multidisciplinary team of international students, working online but together towards a sustainable future.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemistry, M.Sc.(Tech.) Tom Blomberg

The title of the dissertation is Role of Potassium Hydroxide in Fouling and Fireside Corrosion Processes in Biomass Fired Boilers
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Lectures and seminars

Aalto Research Ethics

Course is designed for doctoral students and recommended for first or second year of study. This 2 ECTS course comprises of 46 hours of independent study and 8 hours of workshops with compulsory attendance.

Studies and research

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.

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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.

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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

Bioeconomy RI and RAMI RI are research infrastructure at School of Chemical Engineering which both are included in the Finnish research infrastructures FIRI roadmap.

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

See also

CHEMARTS

CHEMARTS webpage

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Aalto Materials Platform

We promote cross-disciplinary collaborations and communication to advance the field of materials science and its applications.

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FinnCERES - Flagship for boosting bioeconomy

Boosting the world’s bioeconomy by developing new bio-based materials with Aalto University and VTT, companies, and research organizations through a shared passion to create a sustainable future and a belief in innovations based on solid scientific foundations.

Birch leaves. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

BatCircle

The main objective of BATCircle consortium led by Aalto University is to generate added value to sectors manufacturing battery metals and chemicals, as well as their circular economy.

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Get to know us

Michael Hummel, kuva: Jaakko Kahilaniemi

Michael Hummel: Sustainable and renewable materials will replace oil-based products

Researchers need to be team players, says Professor of Biopolymer Chemistry and Engineering.

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Professor Mari Lundström Aalto University

Small Finland is a big player in the circular economy of metals

Finland was chosen to lead the strategic planning for battery recycling in Europe. Two key reasons for this achievement are the high-level research carried out in Finland and the close cooperation within the sector.

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Monika Österberg

Monika Österberg develops from wood a contender to oil

Associate Professor of Bioproduct Chemistry Monika Österberg wants to see her innovations change the world.

News
Lumi Maunuvaara, HAVU Cosmetics

Lumi Maunuvaara: Becoming an entrepreneur with the drive of a 20-year-old

Lumi Maunuvaara, who founded HAVU Cosmetics during her second year of studies, learned quickly that being a start-up entrepreneur requires courage, even foolhardiness, but also humility. High interest in ones own field and the company ensures continued motivation even in difficult moments.

For alumni
Kristiina Kruus

Kristiina Kruus appointed Dean of School of Chemical Engineering

Kristiina Kruus' five-year period as dean started on 1 December 2018.

News

The people of the School of Chemical Engineering

Interviews of our faculty members

School of Chemical Engineering

AALTOLAB

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AALTOLAB

AALTOLAB is a virtual laboratory safety training platform developed at Aalto University. AALTOLAB helps both students and staff to maintain high-level safety standards in our laboratories.

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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School of Chemical Engineering graduates in working life

School of Chemical 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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