Research & Art

Tenured Professors' Installation Talks

Aalto University is celebrating its new tenured professors with popular talks by our new Associate & Full level tenure track professors. In the short videos, the new professors enlighten us with personal insights and tell us why they're passionate about their field.

Greetings from the President and Provost

Kristiina Mäkelä and Ilkka Niemelä, photos by Jaakko Kahilaniemi

Greetings from the Provost and President (external link)

Kristiina Mäkelä and Ilkka Niemelä welcome the newly tenured Associate & Full level tenure track professors to Aalto University.

The academic traditions all over the world date back to the birth of first universities in Bologna, Paris and Oxford in the 11th and 12th centuries. One of the essential traditions is the ceremony appointing new professors to the highest-ranking position of teaching in the university. The word professor stems from the Latin verb profiteri, which means to declare publicly, to acknowledge, to profess. Universities have named the events in various ways; at Aalto University we call ours the installation talks.

One of the tasks at Aalto University is to find ways to solve challenging, and often global issues. These videos present some aspects of professors’ work for a more sustainable future. We hope that viewing these videos you will find a similar passion to science and research as our professors have.

Watch the videos on Aalto's YouTube channel

Photo of Associate Professor Ewald Kibler, photo by Mikko Raskinen

Associate Professor Ewald Kibler (external link)

Entrepreneurship and community recovery after natural disasters

Photo of Associate Professor Jenni Reuter, photo by Mikko Raskinen

Associate Professor Jenni Reuter (external link)

Just another day — An architect could influence

Picture of Associate Professor Timo Vuori, picture by Mikko Raskinen

Associate Professor Timo O. Vuori (external link)

The human-side of strategy making – Lessons from Nokia and other companies

Picture of Associate Professor Tanja Kallio, picture by Anni Hanén

Associate Professor Tanja Kallio (external link)

Towards responsible electrochemical energy storage

Photo of Associate Professor lkka Keppo, photo by Mikko Raskinen

Associate Professor Ilkka Keppo (external link)

Using models for long term energy system analysis

Photo of Associate Professor Tiina Ritvala, photo by Anni Hanén

Associate Professor Tiina Ritvala (external link)

Multinational corporations and sustainability partnerships

Heikki Remes, photo by Mikko Raskinen

Associate Professor Heikki Remes (external link)

Sustainable high-strength marine structures

Ali Tehrani, photo by Maria Rosenlund

Associate Professor Ali Tehrani (external link)

Amazing world of fibers – Applications

Matti Kummu, photo by Mikko Raskinen

Associate Professor Matti Kummu (external link)

Global food future – Opportunities towards sustainable food supply

Jarkko Niiranen, photo by Mikko Raskinen

Associate Professor Jarkko Niiranen (external link)

Computational mechanics of microarchitectural solids and structures

Mikael Rinne, photo by Jaakko Kahilaniemi

Associate Professor Mikael Rinne (external link)

Rock fracture mechanics – and its applications in rock engineering

Themistoklis Charalambous, photo by Evelin Kask

Associate Professor Themistoklis Charalambous (external link)

Distributed and networked control systems

Kari Tammi, photo by Adolfo Vera

Associate Professor Kari Tammi (external link)

Data availability makes difference in mechatronics design & operation

Matias Palva, photo by Mikko Raskinen

Associate Professor Matias Palva (external link)

Choreographers of the brain – From brain dynamics to digital therapeutics

Risto Kosonen, photo by Mikko Raskinen

Associate Professor Risto Kosonen (external link)

HVAC – technology for healthy buildings and sustainable society

Wojciech Sołowski, by Mikko Raskinen

Associate Professor Wojciech Solowski (external link)

THMC modelling of bentonite – Nuclear waste repositories safety barriers

Kirsi Niinimäki, photo by Kukka-Maria Rosenlund

Associate Professor Kirsi Niinimäki (external link)

Sustainable fashion futures – Scale, time, aesthetics, responsibility, collaboration

Jens Schmidt, photo by Mikko Raskinen

Associate Professor Jens Schmidt (external link)

Strategy, uncertainty and COVID-19

Our purpose is to build a better world and a sustainable future through cooperation between experts from diverse fields.

Ilkka Niemelä, President

Pathway to more information

Read more about Aalto tenure track career system. The objective is to support professors’ academic freedom and to reach world class in research and/or artistic and professional work, teaching and activity in scientific community and academic leadership.

Our research focuses on seven key areas combining four core competences in the fields of ICT, materials, arts, design and business together with three grand challenges related to energy, living environment, and health.

At work

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.

Sensual Mathematics Exhibition. Photo by Henri Vogt.

Research & Art

Our research focuses on seven key areas combining four core competences in the fields of ICT, materials, arts, design and business together with three grand challenges related to energy, living environment, and health.

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