Aalto Science school

Research for a better world

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.

News

Super hydrophobic surfaces by Juha Juvonen

Major breakthrough in extremely water-repellent materials makes them durable enough for the real world

A new armour-plated superhydrophobic material has been developed for potential uses in medical equipment, solar panels and more

News
Two people in an mri scanner on the left, with an image of their brains on the right

An MRI in each other's arms shows how physical contact alters the brains of couples

Researchers can now scan two people together, showing that touching synchronises couple's brains, making them mirror each other’s movements

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Current news

Silta ilmasta kuvattuna ja vastarannalla kaupunki iltavalaistuksessa
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We will soon enter the new strategy period – learn more about the cross-cutting themes

Sustainable solutions, radical creativity, and entrepreneurial mindset are reflected in everything that we do.
Tomi Kauppinen and Miikka J. Lehtonen at Otaniemi campus.
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Podcasts bring variety to teaching

At their best, podcasts can inspire and motivate students to learn about different topics.
Woman wearing an orange-colored dress and standing on the grass in between birch trees
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From her own little world to the other side of the globe

Her studies and her parents used to be her whole world, but now Dr. Avleen Malhi lives on the other side of the world, designs an Airbnb for car drivers, and encourages women to pursue their goals
Magnetic materials
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A road to frustration

Aalto University theorist part of a team that opens up a new route to design exotic frustrated
quantum magnets.

What's on?

Upcoming events at the school

CS_defence_3 photo by Matti Ahlgren
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of computer science, MSc Satoru Ishikawa

Multimodal Information Retrieval Approach for Multimedia Resources
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of engineering physics, Annika Stuke, MSc

Using machine learning to accelerate the design of future electronic materials – how machine learning algorithms can be used to enhance lab experiments
Dissertations
CS_defence_3 photo by Matti Ahlgren
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of computer science, MSc Marko Komssi

Title of the dissertation is "Solution Planning from the Perspective of Customer Value"

We're building a global community.

Meet the School

Meet the new director of OtaNano

Anna Rissanen, the new director of OtaNano, tells us about her role in developing OtaNano for the future

Kuva: Anna Rissanen.

‘We managed to turn a major risk into a great opportunity’

To make sure the Fusion Grid project could continue, Marko Nieminen travelled to Namibia and drove 1,400 kilometres to transport necessary equipment to the village of Oniipa and make it to KLM’s final flight to Europe

Marko Nieminen vaakakuva

Satisfaction and relief were the predominant feelings after a remote defence

Otso Hannula had sensed the community’s presence during the public examination of their doctoral dissertation.

Otso Hannula väittelemässä tohtoriksi etäyhteydellä.

How to create things that don’t exist

The newest theoretical physics professor at Aalto calculates what we need to do to create electronic states that can’t otherwise exist in nature, and how we can harness them for quantum computing

Professor Lado in the physics department coffee room

Engaging the social and political in designing technologies

Nitin Sawhney explores the role of human-centered research and design, beyond the traditional boundaries of computer science, in transforming civic action.

Nitin Sawhney standing outdoors with his bike, green grass and trees on the background

Shaking up Tech brings hundreds of female students together to explore technology

Showcasing technologies ranging from spider silk stretching to VR trips through space and talks from inspiring speakers, the event made it clear that technology is for everyone.

Shakin up Tech, biomimeettinen silkki. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.
Kuva: Erica Nyholm.

Meet the Dean

The next meeting will be in the fall, the schedule will be published in August.

Have a nice summer!

 

 

 

 

Contact the School of Science
Aalto University Undergraduate Building Y Block

School of Science: governance

Information about the management and administration of the School of Science.

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