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.

Aalto University / Aalto satellite / photo: Mikko Raskinen

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.

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

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 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.

Aalto University, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Department of Communications and Networking

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

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

Micronova

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

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Metsähovi Radio Observatory's 14-metre radio telescope

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.

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