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School of Chemical Engineering

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Study at CHEM

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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Our students and alumni

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Student life

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

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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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Doctoral graduates of the School of Chemical Engineering in working life

Doctoral graduates of the School of Chemical Engineering are satisfied with their careers and degree. We follow our doctors' careers in a survey that is conducted 3 years after graduation.

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Doctor of Technology Anu Kaukovirta

Anu Kaukovirta has been selected as the School of Chemical Engineering's Alumnus of the Year 2020

As a sign of her significant career and role in our society, Doctor of Technology Anu Kaukovirta has been selected as the School of Chemical Engineering's Alumnus of the Year 2020. She has worked as both a researcher and a director in industry and research institutes and throughout her career has been in close contact with her school. Currently, Anu works at the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) as Vice President of Research.

News

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Toward cleaner transportation and bio-innovations

Research cooperation between Neste and Aalto University is creating a cleaner world with the help of bio-based materials.
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Aalto University and student union leaders: We call on everyone to take action against gender discrimination

The university community has no place for the belittlement of, contempt for, or discrimination against women, say Aalto University and Aalto University Student Union leaders.
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Carbon Neutral Aalto 2030 action plan launches

Aalto University aims to be carbon neutral by 2030.
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Aalto-Helsinki student team awarded gold medal in iGEM 2020 Giant Jamboree

The student team's awarded solution tackles pharmaceutical pollution in wastewaters.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Physical Chemistry, M.Sc (tech.) Taina Rauhala

The title of the dissertation is: Electrochemical Studies on Degradation Mechanisms of Electrode Materials in Lithium-Ion Batteries
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Inorganic Chemistry, M.Sc (tech.) Giovanni Marin

The title of the dissertation is: Atomic layer deposition towards novel device applications
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Online event

Matchbox

E-pitching and connecting innovative mindsets!
Joulupalloja ja joululaulujen nuotit, kuvituskuva
Online event

The Greatest Christmas Carols are here

O come all Ye faithful and join us for the Greatest Christmas Carols!

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:

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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.

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See also

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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CHEMARTS

CHEMARTS webpage

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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.

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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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Aalto University Junior

Aalto University Junior is art, science, technology and entrepreneurship for children, young people and teachers - to support teaching, personal joy and a source of enthusiasm.

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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.

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The people of the School of Chemical Engineering

Interviews of our faculty members

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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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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

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