Research group: how to create?

Here you can find instructions on creating a new research group page and how to add research output.
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First steps

  • Go to: to enter the edit mode.
  • Use your Aalto ID to log in (upper right corner).
  • Click on "Content" in the upper left-hand corner and select from the drop-down menu "Add content" and "Research Group".

Basic information

  • Content owner*: Content is the person responsible for this content. Click "Select profiles" and search for that person by their name. There can only be one content owner per content. Only editors can see the name (in the tab Content owner).
  • Language*: Choose the primary language for the research group and for editing it (English / Finnish / Swedish).
  • Name*: Name the research group
  • Summary*: Write a short introduction about the research group (this will be shown only when the page is lifted up somewhere across the site, but will not appear on your page). Recommended maximum length is 140 characters.
  • Lead text*: Here you can introduce your group in more detail than in the summary. The lead text will appear on your page right after the title. The lead text should make the reader more interested in the contents of your page. Don't copy the exact same text as in the summary field to the lead text. This will have a negative impact on search engine optimisation and thus to the findability of your content.
  • Main image: Add an appealing main image for the research group page (don't use a picture that includes text e.g. infographic). File size of around 1 MB is sufficient, as the image quality (in pixels) is what counts. Always use horizontal images as the main image.


  • Content home*: choose the department closest to the group
  • Primary tags: Research (and if some other tag(s) fit well)
  • Secondary tags: choose the ones that suit the best, 2-3 tags is sufficient.


  • Add components to make the research group more interesting and visual.

See instructions

How to add research group members

  • You can add your research group members to the page by using the components for people liftups.

See instructions

Screen shot from Drupal's backend showing how to search for research groups to add their publications.

Automatic feed: publications and outputs

  • You can add an automatic feed of your research groups' publications and outputs.
  • Open your research group's page on and add a new component: "Add other: Automatic research outputs".
  • Edit the title if the default "Latest publications" is not ok.
  • Add a description text (it will be shown before the actual outputs), if needed.
  • Click "Search research groups" and search for your research group by name from ACRIS (research data base) in the research group browser (see the image).
  • Copy the information under UUID to your clipboard.
  • Close the research group browser and paste the UUID to the "Organisational Unit Id" field.
  • Leave the "Person id" field empty.
  • By clicking on a certain ouput, you are taken to that publication at (ACRIS)
  • By clicking on "Research database", you are taken to your research group at

Latest publications

Description appears here. This is an example of a research group's research outputs.

Validation of the GreenX library time-frequency component for efficient GW and RPA calculations

Maryam Azizi, Jan Wilhelm, Dorothea Golze, Francisco A. Delesma, Ramón L. Panadés-Barrueta, Patrick Rinke, Matteo Giantomassi, Xavier Gonze 2024 Physical Review B

Machine-learning accelerated structure search for ligand-protected clusters

Lincan Fang, Jarno Laakso, Patrick Rinke, Xi Chen 2024 Journal of Chemical Physics

Tailoring Hot-Carrier Distributions of Plasmonic Nanostructures through Surface Alloying

Jakub Fojt, Tuomas P. Rossi, Priyank V. Kumar, Paul Erhart 2024 ACS Nano

Using scalable computer vision to automate high-throughput semiconductor characterization

Alexander E. Siemenn, Eunice Aissi, Fang Sheng, Armi Tiihonen, Hamide Kavak, Basita Das, Tonio Buonassisi 2024 Nature Communications

Time-frequency component of the GreenX library: minimax grids for efficient RPA and GW calculations

Maryam Azizi, Jan Wilhelm, Dorothea Golze, Matteo Giantomassi, Ramón L. Panadés-Barrueta, Francisco A. Delesma, Alexander Buccheri, Andris Gulans, Patrick Rinke, Claudia Draxl, Xavier Gonze 2023 JOURNAL OF OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE

Atomic structures, conformers and thermodynamic properties of 32k atmospheric molecules

Vitus Besel, Milica Todorović, Theo Kurtén, Patrick Rinke, Hanna Vehkamäki 2023 Scientific Data

Ferrofluidic Manipulator : Theoretical Model for Single-Particle Velocity

Zoran M. Cenev, Ville Havu, Jaakko V.I. Timonen, Quan Zhou 2023 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Core-Selective Silver-Doping of Gold Nanoclusters by Surface-Bound Sulphates on Colloidal Templates: From Synthetic Mechanism to Relaxation Dynamics

Sourov Chandra, Alice Sciortino, Shruti Shandilya, Lincan Fang, Xi Chen, Hua Jiang, Leena Sisko Johansson, Marco Cannas, Janne Ruokolainen, Robin H.A. Ras, Fabrizio Messina, Bo Peng, Olli Ikkala 2023 ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS

Gold Au(I)6 Clusters with Ligand-Derived Atomic Steric Locking: Multifunctional Optoelectrical Properties and Quantum Coherence

Sourov Chandra, Alice Sciortino, Susobhan Das, Faisal Ahmed, Arijit Jana, Jayoti Roy, Diao Li, Ville Liljeström, Hua Jiang, Leena Sisko Johansson, Xi Chen, Marco Cannas, Thalappil Pradeep, Bo Peng, Robin H.A. Ras, Zhipei Sun, Olli Ikkala, Fabrizio Messina 2023 ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS
More information on our research in the Aalto research portal.
Research portal

Save, publish and translate

Once your page is finished, just click "Save" at the bottom of the page. To publish your page, click "Publish" on the far right-hand corner.

Don't forget to create translation(s) of you page. This will make your research group more easy to find, as it can be found using search terms in languages other than e.g. English.

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