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 and technology is taught by the Department of Bioproducts and Bioprocesses.


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Research groups

Wood Material Technology

Group led by Professor Mark Hughes

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Wood Material Science

Group led by Professor Lauri Rautkari

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