CHEMARTS – New dimensions for the forest
CHEMARTS is the long-term collaboration project of two Aalto University schools: the School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM) and the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS). These schools combined forces in 2011 with the aim of researching bio-based materials in an innovative way and creating new concepts for their advanced use. The core values of CHEMARTS are the sustainable use of natural resources, experimental working methods, and respectful cross-pollination of design and material research.
CHEMARTS arranges multidisciplinary study courses and a Summer School for degree students, thesis projects, and workshops for elementary and high school students. It also participates in externally funded research projects.
Study courses 2020-2022:
CHEM-A1610 Design Meets Biomaterials (3-5 cr)
CHEM-C3320 Plant Biomass (5 cr)
MUO-E0101 CHEMARTS Summer School 2.0 (5 cr)
CHEM-E0180 CHEMARTS Project (5-10 cr)
CHEM3040 CHEMARTS minor program
What happens when you mix cellulose with wool or rice straw? CHEMARTS students spent the summer finding out
Students in this year’s CHEMARTS summer school have spent three months in the lab learning how to use biomaterials in fresh ways.
Thoughts about the course
"An especially inspiring observation from the CHEMARTS courses has been how engineering and design students together familiarise themselves with biomaterials. The way with which they approach challenges and opportunities from, so to speak, outside the box has already given rise to many excellent projects and innovations. I’m proud of having been given the opportunity to participate in the creation of a substrate, which enables Aalto to sprout inventions that are of significance to the environment."
Andreas Lindberg, doctoral candidate, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems