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At the School of Electrical Engineering, the natural sciences, engineering and information technology intertwine to form smart systems and innovations that save energy and promote well-being. Our research is applied in mobile devices, electrical networks and in satellites. With our research, we seek to respond to many challenges posed by sustainable development.

Latest news

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Tailor-made carbon can help scientists find hereditary diseases and the right doses of medication – a new method of analysis is speeding up the research

Researchers can now obtain more accurate information than ever before on the structure and surface chemistry of carbon.
Aalto-yliopisto / Maria Hieta / photo: Maria Hieta
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A student satellite project launched alumna Maria Hieta’s career in the space industry

Alumna Maria Hieta majored in Space Science and Technology.
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Student Lingyi Chen: ‘At Aalto University, you can turn new ideas into reality'

Collaboration between different disciplines helps discovering new aspects of things, says photonics and nanotechnology major student Lingyi Chen from the Master’s Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology.
U-Create teaching symposium's live illustration about producing collective knowledge by Apila Pepita Miettinen
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Courage and creativity in higher education—how could we teach that?

Answering the complex, dynamic and networked problems we face today means rethinking our traditional ways of working and building knowledge, according to a recent symposium on teaching arts and design at Aalto University.

Events

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Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Public lecture series: Internet Forum

Join our public lectures to hear guest speakers from the industry and institutions discuss the hottest topics on digitalisation.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Automation, Systems and Control Engineering, M.Sc.(Tech.) Murtaza Hazara

The title of thesis is “Incremental and Transfer Learning of Contextual Skill Models for Robots”
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Digitally Circular Meetup - 20 November 2019

A networking event to accelerate circular economy by connecting sustainability, digital and business professionals.
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Lectures and seminars

Thought Leaders’ Talk by Annu Nieminen

The new era of value creation is here! Join us to hear what net impact actually means and how it can be measured as Annu Nieminen from The Upright Project takes the stage.

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.

Soundproofed wall in an anechoic chamber at the Aalto University Acoustic Lab Facilities

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

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Get to know the School of Electrical Engineering

Research and teaching at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering emphasise advanced energy solutions, materials, and the sustainable use of natural resources, as well as health and well-being.

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Key figures

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%).

The number of staff at Aalto ELEC is 500

Our personnel consists of 500 people.

Number of students at Aalto ELEC is 1700

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

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).

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.

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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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 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.'

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ELEC vuoden alumni kirsi karlamaa, traficom kuva: Annamari Tolonen

Alumna of the Year Kirsi Karlamaa: ‘If you want to change society, study electrical engineering’

The School of Electrical Engineering Alumna of the Year 2019 is Kirsi Karlamaa, Director-General of Traficom.

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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
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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.

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, members 24/7.

A Grid

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2, Espoo.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7.45 - 20.00 Fri 7.45-18.00 and Sat 11.00-18.00.

The Computer Science building / Tietotekniikan talo is mainly used for IT and electrical engineering teaching and research.

Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building

Metsähovi Radio Observatory

Metsähovi Radio Observatory is the only astronomical radio observatory in Finland.
Address: Metsähovintie 114, Kylmälä

Metsähovi observatory area gate
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