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

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

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

Diamond-like carbon is formed differently to what was believed – machine learning enables development of new model

19. huhtikuu 2018

Customised carbon surfaces can be used in areas such as medical science and water purification.

Press releases

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

Searching for alternative and sustainable solutions for renewable energy storage

9. huhtikuu 2018

Mitigation of climate change requires increasing the use of renewable energy and the development of storage.

Science and art Cooperation

  • energy_storage

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

New quantum spin liquid predicted by Nobel Laureate prepared for the first time

14. maaliskuu 2018

This achievement is an important step towards building so-called topological quantum computers.

Science and art

  • condensed_matter_physics
  • materials_chemistry
  • high_temperature_superconductors
  • magnetic_materials
  • quantum_spin_liquid

Aalto University seeking to make Finland a model country for energy storage solutions

13. maaliskuu 2018

Through partnerships and cooperative projects, solutions are being sought to the challenges of energy storage.

Science and art Cooperation

  • energy_storage
  • Metallurgy
  • Metals
  • Circular_Economy

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

Building miniature optical antennas using DNA as a guide

2. helmikuu 2018

A new fabrication technique combines programmable DNA origami shapes and conventional lithography methods to create metallic nanoantennas and chiral shapes for diverse applications.

Science and art

Finland should become a model country for sustainable battery production and the circular economy

17. tammikuu 2018

Growth of electricity powered transport increases demand for lithium batteries. Through strategic cooperation and circular economy expertise, Finland can establish itself as a leader in the battery industry.

Science and art Cooperation

  • CloseLoop
  • battery
  • Circular_Economy

Plasmonic biosensors enable development of new easy-to-use health tests

13. joulukuu 2017

A biosensor developed at Aalto University enables creating a range of new health tests similar to home pregnancy tests.

Science and art

  • exosome
  • biosensor
  • health_technology

Three Aalto postdocs to pitch their bold research ideas in Slush

28. marraskuu 2017

Anand Tatikonda, Anna Stöckl and Tommi Himberg are competing for the Skolar Award at Slush.

Science and art Other

  • interaction_research
  • movement_improvisation
  • e-waste
  • biomedical_engineering
  • material_science
  • neuroscience

New microscope sets a record for visualizing surface wetting properties

27. marraskuu 2017

The microscope is 1000 times more precise than current techniques, allowing the creation of wetting maps as a new concept for hydrophobic surface characterization.

Science and art Press releases

Call for Submissions: Radical Relevances Conference

7. syyskuu 2017

First Global Radical Relevances Conference 25.–27.4.2018. Submissions by 30th of September / We invite researchers and artists straddling multiple (or within one) disciplines to submit papers and artworks

Science and art

Nanocarbon materials are challenging silicon – from transparent electronics to bendable 3D displays

6. syyskuu 2017

Carbon gets exciting new applications through nanoscale technologies.

Science and art

  • nanoelectronics
  • nanocarbon
  • nanobud
  • materials_research
  • nanotechnology
  • carbon_nanotubes

Special journal issue showcases Aalto University’s materials research

13. kesäkuu 2017

The special issue of Advanced Electronic Materials published by Wiley Inc. presents 12 articles on materials research conducted at Aalto University.

Press releases Science and art

  • advanced_electronic_materials
  • electronics
  • quantum_technology
  • materials_research

Researchers create anticancer nanomaterials by simulating underwater volcanic conditions

12. toukokuu 2017

The novel method enables making nanoclusters of zinc peroxide in an environmentally friendly manner.

Science and art

Left in customs for 20 years, rubidium finds permanent storage site with the help of Aalto University

24. maaliskuu 2017

The deciding factor in the search for a permanent storage site came from the universities and their research collaboration.


Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum

23. maaliskuu 2017

Researchers succeeded in manufacturing electrocatalysts with one hundredth of the amount of platinum that is usually needed.

Science and art Press releases

From a problem to a solution in 7 minutes

2. maaliskuu 2017

The Helsinki Challenge competition semi-finalist teams, with eight from Aalto, pitched their solutions for the UN's sustainable development goals in just seven minutes.

Cooperation Science and art

  • Helsinki_Challenge
  • finland100
  • sustainability

New year, new departments

2. tammikuu 2017

From January 1 onwards, there have been three departments at the School of Chemical Engineering.


Aalto participates in Helsinki Challenge

29. marraskuu 2016

New contacts prompted Tanja Kallio to participate in the competition. Kallio and her team have developed a new type of catalyst.


  • Helsinki_Challenge
  • finland100
  • research

Research project on renewable energy storage receives sought-after funding from Horizon 2020

25. marraskuu 2016

Aalto University’s share of the funding is about half a million euros.

Science and art

  • Renewable_energy
  • Horizon_2020
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