Bio-based carbon improve biogas yield

18. syyskuu 2018

Researchers from Aalto University and Xi'an University show that adding bio-based porous carbon could increase biogas production by 30-70%

Science and art

  • nanomicroscopy
  • Renewable_energy
  • bioeconomy
  • energia
  • biotalous

Speaker series: advanced materials commercialization for scientists and entrepreneurs

13. syyskuu 2018

A speaker series and course on technology innovations at Aalto University in Autumn 2018

Science and art Studies

Wide bandgap oxides with ionic conductor operate as single-layer fuel cell

11. syyskuu 2018

Researchers at Aalto University explain underlying mechanisms of a single-layer fuel cell based on a wide bandgap oxide and ionic conductor mixture.

Science and art

Olli Ikkala appointed Aalto Distinguished Professor

6. syyskuu 2018

Professor Olli Ikkala at the Department of Applied Physics has been appointed as Aalto Distinguished Professor. The title is awarded to Professors of exceptional academic merit.

Science and art Honored

World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies Innovation Award to Sino-Finnish research on fuel cells

30. elokuu 2018

Professors Bin Zhu from China University of Geosciences and Peter Lund from Aalto University were awarded World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies Innovation Award for their work on advanced fuel cells.

Honored

  • renewable_materials
  • innovations
  • fuelcells
  • Renewable_energy

Carbon in colour: First-ever coloured thin films of nanotubes created

28. elokuu 2018

Researchers present a technique to produce large quantities of pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes in select shades of the rainbow. The secret is a fine-tuned fabrication process—and a small dose of CO2.

Press releases Science and art

Big data drives materials science innovations

1. elokuu 2018

Open science and artificial intelligence tools are changing the ways we discover new materials, say researchers in DataSciMat, the interdisciplinary project at Aalto University, in a new article in Arkhimedes.

Science and art

  • cest

Wetting of surfaces is surprisingly difficult to measure reliably

10. heinäkuu 2018

A group of researchers from Aalto University in Finland and Sun Yat-sen University in China provide a standardised approach to improve the accuracy and reliability of contact angle measurements of surfaces.

Science and art

  • smw

Conferment ceremony welcomed new doctors to the academic community

19. kesäkuu 2018

President Ilkka Niemelä hopes the new doctoral graduates maintain a connection with their alma mater in the future.

Other

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

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

New natural freezing method offers energy savings in water purification

31. toukokuu 2018

Freezing winter temperatures can be put to good use in improving the cost and energy efficiency of wastewater purification.

Science and art

Peter Liljeroth appointed as Academy Professor

23. toukokuu 2018

The Academy of Finland has granted funding for ten new Academy Professors in different fields of science. Aalto University has recently also received Academy funding for seven Academy Fellows and eight Postdoctoral Researchers.

Science and art

  • STM

Optimized storage for solar energy

16. toukokuu 2018

Recent research at Aalto University shows that a solar photovoltaic system could benefit even from a small energy storage. Adding storage less than 1/4 of an EV-battery could increase the PV share of a household's electricity to 70% on a yearly basis.

Science and art

  • energy_storage
  • energy_revolution
  • solar_energy
  • energy_garage
  • energy

Microlitter – a challenge for wastewater treatment plants

11. toukokuu 2018

Textile fibres have been found in Baltic Sea mussels

Science and art

Academician Risto Nieminen elected as foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences

9. toukokuu 2018

The election is a prestigious recognition of Nieminen’s scientific achievements.

Science and art Press releases

  • nanoscience
  • material_physics
  • Risto_Nieminen
  • physics

Ultrafast laser pulse created by golden nanoparticles

2. toukokuu 2018

The creation of a fast, tunable and stable nanoparticle-array laser is a stepping stone to affordable and efficient sensing and switching.

Science and art

  • nanoscience
  • qd
  • nano
  • nanotechnology
  • nanophysics

Einstein’s “spooky action” goes massive!

20. huhtikuu 2018

The elusive quantum mechanical phenomenon called entanglement has now been made a reality in objects almost macroscopic in size. Results published in Nature show how two vibrating drumheads, the width of a human hair, can display the spooky action.

Science and art

  • nems

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

A new Bose–Einstein condensate created at Aalto University

16. huhtikuu 2018

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to create a Bose–Einstein condensate of light coupled with metal electrons, so-called surface plasmon polaritons.

Science and art

  • qd

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

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

Serious shortcomings in aging tests of new solar cell materials

6. helmikuu 2018

Researchers at Aalto University have found that only a fraction of stability tests done on new types of solar cells meet proper requirements. Tests lack common standards and should have been done in real-world conditions and in groups of several cells.

Science and art Press releases

  • solar_cells
  • solar_cell
  • solar_energy

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

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