19.06.2013 Large basic courses are a familiar concept to every student. At the School of Chemical Technology, Teaching Researcher Pirjo Pietikäinen enlivens teaching and encourages students towards active learning at the basic course level.
12.06.2013 Professors Sami Franssila, Markus Linder and Ari Koskinen and Academy Research Fellow Maria Sammalkorpi have received research funding from the Academy of Finland.
10.06.2013 The international EMEC course concluded at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the School of Chemical Technology in May. The course brought together students of materials science and technology from around Europe. The year-long course involved study periods at universities in different parts of Europe. This year the last phase of the course took place at Aalto University from January to May.
Two research groups from the School of Chemical Technology are involved with recently selected Centre of Excellence led by Olli Ikkala
07.06.2013 The School of Chemical Technology is involved with the Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials Research Group led by Olli Ikkala, which was chosen as an Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence on Tuesday 4 June 2013.
31.05.2013 'I love these experiments!' and 'Fun and interesting' were some of the opinions voiced by pupils of class 5B from Jalavapuisto School in Espoo when asked about their visit with their teacher Sari Pyysiäinen on 28 May to the Department of Chemistry at the School of Chemical Technology. The schoolchildren briefly acquainted themselves with the activities of the department and performed laboratory experiments, such as producing carbon dioxide. Serving as guides were Department of Chemistry Lecturer Minna Nieminen and Laboratory Manager Kimmo Karinen. Each year a few groups of schoolchildren, from daycare age on up, visit the Department of Chemistry.
29.05.2013 Chips containing micro and nano-sized flow channels, which can be used to study things such as neuronal network activity under the influence of various drugs, are being developed at Aalto University's Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
13.05.2013 Susanna Kuitunen, a researcher at the Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology received the award for the best research poster in the worldwide chemical technology ECCE9 congress at The Hague at the end of April.
08.05.2013 A species of truffle that is considered to be rare has been found for the first time in Finland. Previously it has been thought to exist only in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The truffle was found in Puumala, growing under a pine tree. The truffle was identified on the basis of its shape, as well as through methods of molecular biology. On the basis of phylogenetic analysis (evolutionary tree) the truffle was identified as a Tuber anniae. Aalto University and the Juva Truffle Center will study the new truffle's edibility and its commercial potential.