From energy engineers to energy entrepreneurs

20. syyskuu 2018

Great ideas need to be developed into business models to achieve sustainable energy transition.

Studies Cooperation

  • summer_camp
  • EIT
  • energy

Using lignin to replace fossil materials

12. syyskuu 2018

Ball-like lignin particles developed by researchers open up completely new possibilities for the utilisation of lignin.

Science and art

  • lignin
  • biomaterials
  • sustainainability

President Macron received a scarf made from old jeans with Ioncell-F technology

4. syyskuu 2018

The sustainable textile process was introduced to the President during his visit to Aalto University on 30 August 2018.


  • Ioncell-F

Marita Niemelä Alumna of the Year 2018 of the School of Chemical Engineering

27. elokuu 2018

Curiosity and constant learning are the driving forces for the Vice President, Engineering and Technology at Neste Engineering Solutions Oy.

Honored Science and art Cooperation

  • alumnus_of_the_year

Aalto University and VTT launch a major innovation ecosystem aimed at doubling the value of forest industry

24. elokuu 2018

Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland signed a collaboration agreement on the CERES flagship programme.

Science and art Cooperation

  • bioeconomy

Aalto maintains strong position in prestigious ShanghaiRankings

17. heinäkuu 2018

Two Aalto fields leap forward, with altogether 8 ranking in the top 100 worldwide

Science and art

  • Shanghai_rankings
  • rankings

‘Biomimicry in the Nordic Countries’ working paper highlights HYBER CoE

20. kesäkuu 2018

HYBER CoE is highlighted as a Finnish forerunner in biomimetics in a new Nordic Working Paper

Science and art

Advanced Materials highlights Finnish materials science

19. kesäkuu 2018

Advanced Materials, a premier journal in the field, has dedicated an issue to Finnish research, covering several articles from Aalto University.

Science and art

  • advanced_materials
  • functional_materials
  • materials_research
  • smw
  • molmat
  • chemistry
  • physics

Academy Project funding for Professor Mauri Kostiainen

18. kesäkuu 2018

Professor Mauri Kostiainen receives Consortium Project funding from the Academy of Finland

Science and art

”Koivikko” scarf paving way for new textile fibres made out of renewable and traceable birch

15. kesäkuu 2018

Professor Herbert Sixta donated an Ioncell scarf to Sirpa Välimaa, Product Manager Dissolving Pulp, Stora Enso Oyj, in PulPaper Conference on 31 May in Helsinki.

Cooperation Science and art

  • Ioncell

Breakthrough in lignin research: spherical particles multiply enzyme efficiency

11. kesäkuu 2018

Lignin, a pulp industry by-product, could replace fossil materials.

Science and art Press releases

  • biocatalyst
  • enzyme
  • lignin
  • materials_research

Challenges for mass-production of flexible solar cells: durability and environmental impact

5. kesäkuu 2018

A key to durable and environmentally friendly cells lies in the encapsulation.

Science and art

  • solar_cells
  • solar_cell
  • solar_energy

Promising news from biomedicine: DNA origami more resilient than previously understood

29. toukokuu 2018

Study shows these nanostructures can survive in extremely low magnesium concentrations, opening up a broad spectrum of biophysical and biomedical applications

Science and art

  • nanostructure
  • dna
  • biomedical
  • nanotechnology

Students are guided to re-think the design of products and services from the circular economy point of view

4. toukokuu 2018

Sitra and five universities are developing a multidisciplinary study programme in circular economy.


  • sustainainability
  • Circular_Economy

What if retirement homes were replaced with grandma’s cottages? And what if touchscreens could be bent into any shape?

25. huhtikuu 2018

New article and video series looks into the future – and shows how people at Aalto are building it.

Studies Science and art Cooperation

  • whatif

Academy of Finland Flagship funding for Aalto University and VTT to develop new biomaterials

18. huhtikuu 2018

Aalto University and VTT will set up a competence center to develop new materials for securing a sustainable future.

Science and art Press releases Cooperation

  • biomaterials
  • sustainainability
  • bioeconomy

Life-span of new solar cell technologies to increase even tenfold with methods developed in doctoral study

9. huhtikuu 2018

New types of solar cells lose their effectiveness as they age because electrolyte in them loses colour, which indicates a decrease in charge carriers.

Press releases Science and art

  • solar_cells
  • solar_cell
  • solar_energy

ERC Advanced Grants for Peter Liljeroth and Orlando Rojas

6. huhtikuu 2018

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded their €2.5-million-each Advanced Grants to Aalto University professors Peter Liljeroth and Orlando Rojas.

Science and art

  • STM

Professor Orlando Rojas to receive the prestigious Anselme Payen Award

26. maaliskuu 2018

The award is one of the most important and internationally recognized awards in the field of cellulose and renewable materials.

Honored Science and art

  • Anselme_Payen_Award
  • renewable_materials
  • cellulose

Professor Tuula Tuhkanen awarded grant by Tapani Järvinen Environmental Technology Fund

20. maaliskuu 2018

Tuhkanen has researched the development of environmental analytics and technology and its use for solving practical problems.

Honored Science and art

The technology sector is more versatile than girls in middle school had thought

9. maaliskuu 2018

A strong basic degree as well as language and communication skills are central in working life.

Studies Science and art

Students at UPM Biofore Boot Camp get to solve real-life problems

27. helmikuu 2018

The multidisciplinary teams brainstormed new packaging solutions for paper rolls and learnt team work skills, networking skills and how to convincingly present one’s own ideas.

Studies Cooperation

  • UPM_Biofore_Boot_Camp
  • teamwork
  • multidisciplinary
  • Networks

Researchers at Aalto University are looking for new ways to use wood

16. helmikuu 2018

New scientific ideas can revitalize one of Finland’s traditional economic engines, forests.

Science and art

  • department_of_bioproducts_and_biosystems

Young Finnish scientists: “Millennium winners gave us fresh ideas and motivation”

9. helmikuu 2018

The Global Young Scientists Summit gave the next generation of the scientific world a chance to meet and learn from Millennium Technology Prize and Nobel Prize winners in Singapore.

Science and art

  • millennium_technology_prize

Seed funding led to a multimillion strategic collaboration between designers and chemists

26. tammikuu 2018

ChemArts is already looking into business opportunities and preparing for world domination.

Studies Science and art Cooperation

  • biomaterials
  • textiles
  • fashion
  • chemarts
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