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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 >>

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Near futures online exhibition provides a view into future solutions

The socially impactful projects of the master's students who graduated in the academic year 2019–2020 are now on display in an online exhibition.
Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020: Race for the Future
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This is what a more sustainable world looks like: Wood-based glitter, electric-powered boats and printed solar cells

The Aalto University Designs for a Cooler Planet event will showcase inspiring future scenarios during this coming September. The exhibition aims to show that collaboration between designers, researchers and stakeholders will lead to better solutions for people and the environment.
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Innovation expert Juha Lipponen to become Professor of Practice for Bioproduct Technology at Aalto University

A new professor of practice position has been created which will strengthen research into cellulose fibre modification technology and new wood-based products. Juha Lipponen will work at both Aalto University and Savonlinna Technology Park. Lipponen, who has had a long career in innovation, is also one of the finalists for this spring's Finnish Engineering Award.
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Campus art competition open to the whole Aalto community seeks works for outdoor areas

The main themes are sustainability, radical creativity and entrepreneurship.

Events

Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates
Exhibitions and fairs

Near futures – online exhibition

Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Bioproduct Technology, M.Sc. Simone Haslinger

The title of the dissertation is Towards a Closed Loop Economy in Textile Industry: Separation, Dyeing and Re-Spinning of Cellulose Rich Textile Waste
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Bioproduct Technology, M.Sc. Oona Korhonen

The title of the dissertation is Short-Fiber Reinforced All-Cellulose Composites Using Aqueous NaOH Solution
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemical Engineering, M.Sc.(Tech.) Sanja Asikainen

The title of the dissertation is Resorbable polyesters and -ethers; structures, controlled release and regeneration

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, infrastructures and clusters

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

CHEMARTS

CHEMARTS webpage

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FinnCERES

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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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