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

2017 Best Physics Doctoral Dissertation and Teacher of the Year prizes awarded

21. joulukuu 2017

€3,000-prizes were awarded for three Best Doctoral Dissertations in recognition of research and one for Teacher of the Year.

Science and art Studies

  • antimatter
  • qcd
  • sin

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

Study module on recovered materials in earthworks receives GeoTeko award

22. marraskuu 2017

The module tackles the challenge of reducing waste by using recovered materials.

Honored

International community proposes better practices of research for advanced fuel cells

13. marraskuu 2017

Single-component fuel cell is a promising clean energy technology, but needs more standard practices and procedures in research and development to reach commercialization. Here 15 scientists from different disciplines present ways to accelerate the progress of this new fuel cell technology

Science and art

  • materials_platfrorm
  • fuelcells
  • nanomaterials
  • nanotechnology
  • energy

International Symposium on Nanocarbon Materials

5. lokakuu 2017

The symposium was hosted by the NanoMaterials Group, headed by Prof. Esko I. Kauppinen, at Dipoli Congress Center on Friday 1 September 2017.

Campus Science and art

  • nmg

New light on perovskite solar cell durability problems

22. syyskuu 2017

A correct amount of water is critical in the manufacture of the cell for the crystallization of materials.

Science and art Cooperation

  • solar_cells
  • perovskites
  • material_science
  • solar_energy

New light on perovskite solar cell durability problems

22. syyskuu 2017

A correct amount of water is critical in the manufacture of the cell for the crystallization of materials.

Science and art

  • solar_cells
  • perovskites
  • material_science
  • solar_energy

Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipper

22. syyskuu 2017

Aalto scientists demonstrated that viruses and nanoparticles can be assembled into processable superlattice wires.

Science and art

  • nanoparticle
  • materials_research

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
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