School of Chemical Engineering
At the School of Chemical Engineering, we combine natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This enables us to refine our research results a long way and put them into practice as sustainable and innovative products and processes.
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:
The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems (Bio2) is at the forefront of forest products technologies and cutting-edge biotechnology.
The Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering's expertise areas are chemical engineering, metals process industry, energy technologies, and new materials production.
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.
Research Infrastructure at School of Chemical Engineering belong to either Bioeconomy RI or RAMI RI.
Key figures (2017)
The focus areas of the School of Chemical Engineering's education are the sustainable use and processing of natural resources and new materials, including their technical applications. The school provides bachelor's, master's, licentiate and doctoral-level education.
students of which 900 undergraduate, 180 doctoral
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.
Foundation for Aalto University Science and Technology
The Foundation supports the scientific research and teaching of technical disciplines. The Foundation awards grants for MSc and DSc theses on a continuous basis, with the help of industry-donated funds.