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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.

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Timo Nikkanen (vas.), Sini Merikallio ja Juuso Mikkola ovat hakeneet Euroopan avaruusjärjestön ESA:n astronautiksi. Monivaiheinen valintaprosessi tulee kestämään yli vuoden.
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Aalto University alumni apply to become astronauts

Sini Merikallio, Juuso Mikkola and Timo Nikkanen got a good foundation from their studies, and are now applying to become astronauts with the European Space Agency (ESA).
 Äänen viivettä on tutkittu Suomen hiljaisimmassa huoneessa Otaniemessä sijaitsevassa kaiuttomassa huoneessa.  Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen
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The human ear detects half a millisecond delay in sound

Researchers discover how accurately the human ear can detect time delay in sounds in different frequencies.
kuva: opiskelijoita työskentelemässä

Study at the School of Electrical Engineering

Electricity is everywhere, and our society would not function without it. As a student at the School of Electrical Engineering, you can find solutions to issues related to sustainable development and human well-being.

Get to know our research: our departments and Metsähovi Radio Observatory

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 one separate unit.

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.

Aalto University / Aalto satellite / photo: Mikko Raskinen

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

Metsähovi fundraising campaign for new technology

We are raising funds for upgrading our telescope with a state-of-the-art receiver system. Read more about the new technology and how to donate: New technology revolutionises the way we look at the universe

Donate towards the new Metsähovi receiver!

Donate towards the new Metsähovi receiver!

Let's revolutionise the way we look at the universe.

Our people

You can find more stories about our students, teachers and alumni here and on our Instagram account @aaltoelec.

aalto elec almnus of the year siamäk naghian image annamari tolonen

School of Electrical Engineering Alumnus of the Year Siamäk Naghian: The university gave me a path into Finnish society

Technology is art for the managing director of Genelec. He’s fascinated by the idea that music played on the company's speakers is based on the laws of physics.

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Bhavya Omkarappa / Aalto University / School of Electrical Engineering / Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Communications Engineering

Communications Engineering student Bhavya Omkarappa found her dream job at Ericsson

Bhavya Omkarappa thinks courses in Aalto University are very effective in simulating real working life scenarios

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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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Antti Regelin/ automaatio- ja informaatioteknologia/ Aalto-yliopisto /image: Ira Matilainen

Student Antti Regelin: Aalto encourages us to be creative and bold

‘Well, one thing I’m certainly not going to study is technology,’ said Antti Regelin while still in upper secondary school. Things turned out differently though, and he ended up studying automation and information technology.

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Professor Tapio Lokki / Aalto University / School of Electrical Engineering / Acoustics / Image: Patrik Strenström

Professor Tapio Lokki knows the best concert halls in the world

Tapio Lokki, Professor at the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, is known for his significant research work on concert hall acoustics.

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Aalto ELEC's doctoral student Anastasiia Kravtcova

Doctoral student Anastasiia Kravtcova: “Doctoral studies can be a combination of a job, hobby and lifestyle”

The chance of making a societal impact motivated Anastasiia Kravtcova to pursue her doctoral studies and to dive into a groundbreaking topic in medical engineering at the School of Electrical Engineering.

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Our key figures

Since 2010 the amount of our professors has risen from 35 to 71 professors (+103%).

Since 2010 the amount of our professors has risen from 35 to 71 professors (+103%).

Our personnel consists of 700 people.

Our personnel consists of 700 people.

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

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).

In 2020, 229 students graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering with a Master's degree.

229 Master’s degrees in 2020.

In 2020, 188 students got a Bachelor's degree in the School of Electrical Engineering.

188 Bachelor’s degrees in 2020.

Latest news

Omnidirectional Transmitter, image: Prasad Jayathurathnage/Aalto University
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New type of wireless charger can charge multiple devices simultaneously

Device transfers energy with 90% efficiency within 20-centimetre charging range
Työelämäprofessori Janne Seppänen
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Professor of Practice Janne Seppänen: The need for experts in the energy sector is growing

The pursuit of a climate-neutral society will cause the energy sector to undergo a major transformation.
Hey GUI is a chatbot that can be used to find images or textual information about apps and their user interfaces using natural language conversations.
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New chatbot can explain apps and show you how they access hardware or data

Hey GUI helps you find information on apps and their user interfaces with a simple conversation rather than complex tools or code.
Crystal Flowers exhibition Collineation Grounds. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
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Persistent students created an exhibition combining math and art despite exceptional circumstances

The sheltered courtyard next to the main lobby of the Undergraduate Centre and its dark-red brick, black granite and copper clad façade provides a solid frame for the 2021 exhibition, Collineations grounds.

Join the events

Please note, that Aalto University organises no public events for the time being. Events and meetings are held mostly online.

Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Communications Engineering MSc Jaume Benseny Quintana

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Local wireless access provision for rural penetration and urban diversification"
The experimental setup of a midpoint matrix converter for inductive power transfer applications
Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Electrical Engineering and Automation, MSc Ferdi Kusumah

Title of the doctoral thesis is "A Three-Phase to Single-Phase Midpoint Matrix Converter Using a Free-wheeling Switch for an Inductive Power Transfer System"
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Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Electrical Power and Energy Engineering, M.Sc. Bilal Asad

The title of the thesis is Mathematical Modelling of Three Phase Squirrel Cage Induction Motor and Related Signal Processing for Fault Diagnostics
Resource Wisdom Designs for a Cooler_Planet heroimage design Aino Salonen and Oona Raadelma
Exhibitions and fairs

Resource Wisdom - Designs for a Cooler Planet 2021

We design for future generations. Have a look at Aalto's radical ideas and prototypes contributing to a cooler future.

In electrical engineering you can build a more responsible and smarter future

Student Emmaleena Ahonen

Equality and diversity at the School of Electrical Engineering

Aalto University aims to offer everyone an equal operating environment in which employees and students representing different genders, positions and backgrounds are treated equally.

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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.

Aalto University / AlumniStudent Weekend at the School of Electrical Engineering / photo: Linda Koskinen

Collaborate with the School of Electrical Engineering

We offer multiple forms of collaboration to our alumni, companies and other organisations as well as the public sector.

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 and services

Get in contact with our management, experts and services.

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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

(previously TUAS building) Maarintie 8, Espoo.

Maarintie 8

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

A Grid

Otakaari 5
Open for members 24/7.

A Grid

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2. The Computer Science building 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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