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The Masters of Aalto exhibition shows off a variety of disciplines

19.05.2014 The works of future leaders are displayed from 16 May to 1 June at the Masters of Aalto exhibition in down-town Helsinki.

Fungi clean polluted soil

12.05.2014 Fungi can be harnessed to clean polluted soil which cannot be cleaned using traditional composting. This was the finding of Erika Winquist, M.Sc.(Tech.), in her dissertation for Aalto University.

Academic considerations and thinking approaches for companies

09.05.2014 In cooperation between universities and companies, it is important to know the right people and be able to speak their language.

The Phone of the Future May Be Powered by Alcohol

05.05.2014 A small, light and effective micro fuel cell generates electrical energy from hydrogen, ethanol and methanol. Gianmario Scotti has developed economical and rapid methods for the purpose of fabricating micro fuel cells in his doctoral research.

Ten new Honorary Doctorates in Technology to be conferred at Aalto University

23.04.2014 The Aalto University schools of technology will confer honorary doctorates on ten eminent persons in the fields of science, technology and society. The degrees will be awarded at a ceremony to take place on 10 October 2014 in Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland.

Microbial oil research one of the Innovation Award finalists

16.04.2014 Microbial oil research led by Professor Simo Laakso is one of four finalists in the competition for Innovation Award granted by the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland.

Nanocrystalline cellulose modified into an efficient viral inhibitor

15.04.2014 Researchers have succeeded in creating a surface on nano-sized cellulose crystals that imitates a biological structure. The surface adsorbs viruses and disables them. The results can prove useful in the development of antiviral ointments and surfaces, for instance.

By means of a catalyst, cellulose can be bleached in seconds

14.04.2014 An Aalto University invention accelerates the bleaching process of cellulose pulps and reduces the quantity of chemicals needed therein.

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