Researchers at Aalto University have developed a method of selection of new surface treatment processes for orthopaedic and dental implants to reduce the risk of infection. Implants are commonly made from metals such as titanium alloys. These materials are being made porous during processing used to prepare them for medical use. Whereas this is important to ensure good contact between the implant and the bone, this also allows dangerous bacteria to adhere and grow both on the surface as well as inside leading to increased risk of infection.
Researchers from the School of Chemical Technology did well in the competition for grants awarded by the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation Fund for the Association of Finnish Steel and Metal Producers. Docent Jari Aromaa received EUR 19,500 for research on the wear of DSA anodes in electrowinning at high densities. Professor Pekka Taskinen received EUR 49,000 for research on advanced slag chemistry. Of doctoral students, the most significant grants were awarded to Ari Kruskopf and Julia Wang.
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The application period to Master’s Programmes offered by Aalto University School of Chemical Technology runs from 16 December to 31 January 2014. We offer four international Master’s Programmes from which you get a Master of Science (Technology) degree.
Thermoelectric materials can convert waste heat directly into electricity. Tommi Tynell, M.Sc. (Tech.), who is a doctoral candidate at the Aalto University School of Chemical Technology, has developed hybrid thermoelectric materials which combine useful properties from different types of materials. He found that by adding organic layers between layers of zinc it is possible to improve the performance of thermoelectric materials. The organic layers are also believed to have a major effect in reducing thermal conductivity, which would be very useful in thermoelectric materials.