School of Electrical Engineering

At the School of Electrical Engineering, we are experts in systems science developing integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics.

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Henkilöstön tapaaminen / kuvaaja, Aalto-yliopisto, Unto Rautio

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Falling Walls
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Win a trip to Berlin with ideas pitching competition

Falling Walls Lab Finland submission period closes soon, enter your research or business idea to be in a chance to compete in the international final
Nanocellulose bicycle Photo: Eeva Suorlahti
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Tomorrow's Sustainable Lifestyles Showcased in Otaniemi

One of Helsinki Design Week's main events, Designs for a Cooler Planet, will showcase Aalto University's cross-cutting future prototypes, such as a nanocellulose bicycle, microbial headphones and Ioncell clothes
Aalto University / data center / photo: Linda Koskinen
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Data out in the open! Professor of Practice Pekka Nikander wants to build markets for data

Unlike most factors of production, we can reuse data limitlessly. Functional data markets would enable the utilisation of collected data for the benefit of society.
Aalto Effect book cover / Photo by Mikko Raskinen
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From clean energy to personalized medicine – a new book about the power of the university

The Aalto Effect is a tribute to the ambitious and uncompromising work of dozens of researchers.

Events

Information Technology Program (ITP)
Lectures and seminars

Information Technology Program summer studies

Complete 24 ECTS over the summer, solve real-life digital business challenges, and gain a unique skillset in information technologies, digital platforms or service design. Aalto ITP is an international and multi-disciplinary summer program taught at the School of Business.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Network Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.) Matti Pärssinen

Title of the thesis is “Towards sustainable data centers and ICT services”
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Communications Engineering, M.Sc. (Tech.) Risto Öörni

Title of the thesis is “Agile Evaluation Methods for Intelligent Transport Systems – Definitions of Agile Charasteristics and Assessment Criteria”
Aalto Day One 2019-2020
Campus

Aalto Day One 2019-2020

The faculty, staff and students of Aalto University are all invited to celebrate the opening of the academic year on 3 September 2019. Registration is open.

Departments and units

Research and teaching at the School of Electrical Engineering emphasise advanced energy solutions, materials, and the sustainable use of natural resources, as well as health and well-being. Our international research environment promotes fundamental research and the development of the newest technologies in co-operation with Finnish and international business activities.

The School of Electrical Engineering has four departments and two separate units.

Department of Communications and Networking

The Department of Communications and Networking (Comnet), is the largest unit in Finland in its research area.

Aalto University, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

The Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics (SPA) combines competence in different areas of research fields varying from ICT technology to core electrical engineering and its basic phenomena.

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Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) conducts research and arranges related teaching courses in the fields of electromagnetics, micro and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology.

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Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is an ecosystem where scientists and engineers from different fields of microsystems, electrical engineering and automation work together to solve the most challenging scientific problems.

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Metsähovi Radio Observatory

Metsähovi Radio Observatory is the only astronomical radio observatory in Finland. Metsähovi’s main instrument is the 14-metre radio telescope, which is used around the clock, every day of the year. Its observational data is used, e.g., for studying active galaxies, the Sun, and the rotation of the Earth.

Metsähovi Radio Observatory's 14-metre radio telescope

Micronova

Micronova is Finland's national research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnology, jointly run by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University.

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

Key figures

Aalto University / Number of Aalto ELEC professors has risen 69% since 2010

Since 2010 the amount of our professors has risen from 35 to 59 professors (+69%).

Aalto University / The number of staff at Aalto ELEC is 500

Our personnel consists of 500 people.

Aalto University / Number of students at Aalto ELEC is 1700

Number of students. (Full-time equivalent students and the doctoral students.)

Aalto University / The number of doctoral degrees at Aalto ELEC has risen 33%

The number of doctoral degrees has risen 33% from year 2010 (42 degrees) to 2018 (56 degrees).

Aalto University / The number of Master's degrees at Aalto ELEC in 2018 was 216

216 Master’s degrees in 2018.

Aalto University / Number of Bachelor's degrees at Aalto ELEC was 186 in 2018

186 Bachelor’s degrees in 2018.

School of Electrical Engineering: governance

Information about the management and administration of the School of Electrical Engineering.

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Our people

professor Caterina Soldano, photo Annamari Tolonen

Passion and patience are the most important qualities for a researcher

Professor Caterina Soldano aims for developing next generation electronics

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Aalto University / Salu Ylirisku / photo: Linda Koskinen

What does a Doctor of Arts do at the School of Electrical Engineering?

Salu Ylirisku, Doctor of Arts, teaches design process and related skills to aspiring engineers at the School of Electrical Engineering.

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Aalto University / First year master’s student Oskari Lehtonen / photo: Linda Koskinen

In the Bachelor’s Programme in Bioinformation Technology, the best thing is getting to solve study tasks together

The broad range of courses offered and the free movement between the different schools enabled Oskari Lehtonen to go deep into the topics that interested him.

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Aalto University / Janne Viskari / photo: Linda Koskinen

IT Influencer of the year Janne Viskari: ‘Master’s Degree in Technology prepares you for virtually any work’

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Communications Janne Viskari realised during his studies that he was more interested in the coordination of matters rather than in-depth expert work.

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Professor Miina Rautiainen

Miina Rautiainen’s forest images are taken from a height of hundreds of kilometres

As a professor of remote sensing, she develops methods that are needed in areas such as climate change research.

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Aalto University / Glenn Ross / photo: Linda Koskinen

’I see teaching as a great indicator of how well I myself as a researcher understand the topics’

Doctoral Candidate Glenn Ross was selected by the school community as Motivator of the year 2018 at the School of Electrical Engineering.

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Professor Zach Taylor/Aalto University, photo: Mortti Saarnia

Professor Zach Taylor is finding technological solutions to clinical problems

Professor Zach Taylor's research is best described by two fields: Diagnostic medical imaging and Millimetre wave and THz techniques.

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Aalto University / University Lecturer Anu Lehtovuori / photo: Linda Koskinen

University Lecturer Anu Lehtovuori is an expert in academic multitasking

Being a university teacher is much more than just teaching. The lecturers in Aalto University are academic professionals with multiple skills, who are actively involved in research and the development of the university’s operations.

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Henri Kähkönen

A doctoral student's dream: A joint doctoral thesis concept by Aalto and Saab

'The research is interesting, the work environment is pleasant, and the project has funding. Everything that a researcher could hope for is in place.'

School of Electrical Engineering
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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.

Alumni

Let's do it together

As our partner, you will have an opportunity to contribute to the establishment of a new working culture and unique concentration of research, development and innovation.

School of Electrical Engineering
Aalto University / Department of Energy Technology / photographer: Adolfo Vera

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.

Contact information

Get in contact with our management and experts and find the School of Electrical Engineering locations. We operate on Otaniemi campus.

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Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus

Where to find us

OIH – Open Innovation House

Address: Maarintie 6
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.00.

Open innovation house

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8, Espoo

Maarintie 8

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

A Grid

Address: Otakaari 5
Mon-Fri 8.00-20.00, to members 24/7.

A Grid

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2. Mon-Fri 8.00 - 15.30

Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building
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