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

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

Friction found where there should be none: in superfluids near absolute zero

1. helmikuu 2018

Physicists at Aalto University have discovered unexpected friction while rotating superfluid helium.

Science and art

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

31. tammikuu 2018

ChemArts, which brings together students of biomaterials and design, is already looking into business opportunities and preparing for world domination.

Cooperation Science and art Studies

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

Print Collection for Mass Customization

25. tammikuu 2018

Pirita Lauri's Master's thesis tackles the still quite unexplored intersection of coordination and customization in the context of printed textiles.

Studies

  • printed textiles
  • Mass Customization

Energy-efficient LED light powered by the African sun

24. tammikuu 2018

Combining solar power with energy-efficient lighting can achieve great things in Africa. Improved education is of key importance in achieving change.

Other

  • Africa
  • magazine_21
  • solar_energy
  • magazine

High performance man-made cellulosic fibres from old newspapers

23. tammikuu 2018

Increasing consumption requires new ways to recycle waste. In Aalto University old newspapers were converted to textile.

Science and art

  • Ioncell_F

“Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future” on display in Berlin

23. tammikuu 2018

The ceramics exhibition curated by Aalto University’s Department of Design is touring Europe..

Other

Tomi Laurila tailors new treatments for neurological conditions from carbon

22. tammikuu 2018

In the future, it may be possible to detect various conditions before their onset with the help of nanosized carbon sensors.

Science and art

Metals in taps and water pipes can dissolve into drinking water – running the tap water reduces metal concentrations to safe levels

18. tammikuu 2018

It is particularly important to run the tap water if the water has been stagnant for many hours or if the water installations are less than a year old.

Science and art

Making the Internet of Things possible with a new breed of “memristors”

10. tammikuu 2018

Easily printable, organic thin films can retain data for more than 10 years without power, work with low voltages.

Science and art

  • IoT
  • Data

New biomaterials can solve the challenges of sustainable development

9. tammikuu 2018

Broad-based bio-competence is Finland's success factor for the future.

Science and art

  • DWoC
  • biomaterials
  • sustainability
  • cellulose

ANDRITZ Oy and Aalto University bring a new biotechnology product to the global market

8. tammikuu 2018

AaltoCell™ technology allows ecological and fast production of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC).

Science and art Cooperation

  • MCC
  • microcrystalline_cellulose
  • bioeconomy
  • biotechnology
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