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.

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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

Research Infrastructure at School of Chemical Engineering belong to either Bioeconomy RI or RAMI RI.

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

News

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A combination of wood fibres and spider silk could rival plastic

The unique material outperforms most of today’s synthetic and natural materials by providing high strength and stiffness, combined with increased toughness
Oona Ojala studied how the cultivation conditions of luxury products such as coffee and cocoa will evolve with climate change. Photo: Elisa Dametto
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Innovative Approach to Circular Economy

An innovative pilot course studied the circular economy, arts and systemic changes.
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Since cooling demand is primarily driven by the sun, could it also be powered by the sun?

The International Energy Agency has dubbed increased global cooling demand as one of the most critical blind spots in today’s energy debate. A new study entitled - Meeting Increased Global Cooling Demand with Photovoltaics during the 21st Century - yields critical new insight to a fundamental question: How much photovoltaics (PV) would be needed to power the world sustainably?
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EIT Festival - 2nd October @Aalto

Welcome to the EIT Festival to discover EIT Innovation Communities in Finland!

Events

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Exhibitions and fairs

Falling Walls Lab Finland: Hear about the most innovative ideas around right now

Sign up today for an opportunity to hear innovative ideas and groundbreaking research from scientists and creatives working in Finland right now
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Bioproduct Technology, M.Sc. Shirin Asaadi

The title of the dissertation is Dry-Jet Wet Spinning of Technical and Textile Filament Fibers from a Solution of Wood Pulp and Waste Cotton in an Ionic Liquid
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Processing of Materials, M.Sc.(Tech.) Katri Avarmaa

The title of the dissertation is Thermodynamic Properties of WEEE-based minor elements in copper smelting processes
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Conferences and workshops

Welcome to the BioGarage Opening!

The new BioGarage at Aalto Design Factory offers students, researchers and startups the opportunity to test wild ideas and experiment freely using synthetic biology and related technologies in a GMO-lab environment.

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.

1080

students of which 900 undergraduate, 180 doctoral

67

Bachelors' degrees

166

Masters’s degrees

36

Doctoral degrees

44

professors

454

personnel

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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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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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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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.

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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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