Aalto Wood is a focal point for wood science, technology, architecture and design. At its heart are research and teaching staff, who are dedicated to advancing high-quality and sustainable use of wood in the living environment.

Aalto Wood provides a melting point for multidisciplinary research and education, enabling top-quality wood innovation and application.


Architect doing handson work at the Wood Program of Aalto University. Photo by Anne Kinnunen

Wood Program

The Wood Program is a one-year program of study that focuses on wood architecture and industrial building. The program is intended for architects, engineers and other students with a background in design and strong interest in timber construction.

Cross-cut wood trunk in the forest

Wood science teaching

Wood science is taught by the Department of Bioproducts and Bioprocesses.


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Research & Art Published:

Unlocking the mysteries of super black materials: A novel wood-based solution

In the ever-evolving world of science and technology, there are certain phenomena that continue to captivate the minds of scientists, artists, and the general public alike. One such phenomenon is the enigmatic world of super black materials.
Sieni valaisin vehreän ikkunamaiseman edessä.
Awards and Recognition, Research & Art Published:

Esa Vesmanen and Akira Minagawa awarded for the best table light of the year in Athens

The Global Design News and The Chicago Athenaeum Architecture and Design of the Year awards were presented in Athens on 6 October 2023. Esa Vesmasen and Akira Minagawa's Sieni table light is a fusion of Finnish and Japanese design, creating a captivating blend of cultural influences and design philosophies.
Värikkäitä ja läpinäkyviä pinnoitenäytteitä puupölkyn päällä.
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Transparent wood-based coating doesn’t fog up

Coatings made from a wood by-product can keep our glasses and windshields clear
Prof Rautkari
Appointments Published:

Associate Professor Lauri Rautkari appointed as Deputy Head of the Department at Bio2

Associate Professor Lauri Rautkari has been appointed Deputy Head of the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems at the School of Chemical Engineering as of 1.8.2023.

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Wooden-structured Little Finlandia opened its doors in Töölönlahti Bay

The building erected in the Töölö Bay area to temporarily house Finlandia Hall’s functions during its renovation is, in the words of architect Jaakko Torvinen, like a forest in the centre of Helsinki.

Lähikuva Pikku-Finlandia väistörakennuksen vaaleasta männyn rungosta

A greenhouse out of wood: new design makes vertical farming greener

Efficient insulation halves energy consumption and could boost the income of vertical farms

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Research groups

Wood Material Technology

Group led by Professor Mark Hughes

CHEM_Bio_Wood material

Wood Material Science

Group led by Professor Lauri Rautkari

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Wood architecture and design

Timber structures and engineering

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