School of Science
We aim to change the world for the better
We Are The School of Science. Through our internationally-acclaimed high-level research we aim to make a significant impact on society.
The research at our school focuses on advanced energy solutions, condensed matter and materials physics; creation and transformation of technology based business; data science and artificial intelligence; health technology; neuroscience; and software engineering. Get to know more information about us below, including information on joining us to research and study.
Doctoral education pilot
Jukka Pekola receives Finnish Cultural Foundation award – ‘Quantum is of interest way beyond scientists or the science fiction world’
Professor Jukka Pekola receives the Finnish Cultural Foundation's award for his long-term contributions to quantum technology research and to solving challenges facing humanity.
A total of thirty individuals and research groups from Aalto University received grants from the Finnish Cultural Foundation for science and art. Professors Harri Lipsanen and Zhipei Sun and their team, were awarded a large grant to develop electronic components mimicking the structure and function of the human brain. Among the grantees is also Professor Mikko Alava, whose team is developing water-resistant foams as substitutes for plastic using AI-based methods.
Jukka Pekola receives Finnish Cultural Foundation award – ‘Quantum is of interest way beyond scientists or the science fiction world’Professor Jukka Pekola receives the Finnish Cultural Foundation's award for his long-term contributions to quantum technology research and to solving challenges facing humanity.
Upcoming events at the school
ABC Seminar: Advancements in High-Resolution Comparative Neuroimaging - Unveiling Cortical Organization in Macaque MonkeysThis time, Joonas Autio (Brain Connectomics Imaging Lab, RIKEN-BDR, Japan) will delve into methodological and conceptual advancements contributing to the improvement of noninvasive MRI measures in macaque monkeys and humans.
A dire need for experts in mathematics and analytical reasoning opened a world of possibilities for Matilde Costa
A fascinating course offering, the opportunity for paid summer internships, and high-quality education. Aalto University’s Mathematics and Operations Research programme was the right choice for Matilde Costa, who has a passion for algebra and number theory.
"It is a privilege to have this much freedom of choice” – master's programme opened up top-notch research opportunities and career paths from electronics to machine learning
Appealing opportunities for interesting summer jobs and the prospect of conducting a thesis in a preferred subject drew Evren Korkmazgil to enroll in the Engineering Physics master's programme at Aalto University.
Information networks brought Ruusu Kukkurainen and Ida Koponen together – podcast hosts talk openly about highs and lows of student life
Ida Koponen and Ruusu Kukkurainen host a podcast in which they share their experiences as university students.
Anna Huttunen, a multi-year student tutor and current wellbeing ambassador, shares her thoughts on student wellbeing and how it could be improved.
'It’s interesting to see how physicists and chemists can be looking at the same system, and yet arrive at very different conclusions, questions, and results. In LIBER Center of Excellence, you can see the expertise from different disciplines.'
'We could learn to listen to ourselves and be kinder to ourselves. After burning out, it's really hard to climb back up. It would be easier to stop before the fall.'
Advanced Energy Technologies student Ilja Stanovohh: My future profession probably does not exist yet
It was his interest in nuclear physics that led Ilja Stanovohh to choose the Advanced Energy Technologies major.