News: Archive 2012
Professor Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela elected Council Member of the European Control Association (EUCA)
02.05.2012 The things we most frequently associate with a student of chemical technology do not necessarily include singing, acting and blogging. Mikko Laine, aged 21, who counts all these among his hobbies, snatched a coveted summer job working as "the summer president" for Neste Oil.
09.05.2012 The Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering of the Academy of Finland has designated Eero Kontturi from the Department of Forest Products Technology as an Academy Research Fellow for a five-year period from 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2017. Kontturi’s subject concerns the cell wall polymers of plants on a 2D surface.
19.06.2012 Aalto University seeks to appoint new dean to lead the operations of the School of Chemical Technology, the School of Engineering and the School of Science. The new deans will start in their positions at the beginning of 2013. At Aalto University, deans are elected for a five-year term.
02.07.2012 The IMPRESS Integrated Project, which focused on the study of intermetallic compounds, has been selected as one of the ten best EU-funded projects in industrial technologies. The EU funds over 900 such projects. Professor Michael Gasik from the School of Chemical Technology and his team of researchers have added Aalto University’s expertise in materials research to IMPRESS’s vast cooperation network.
09.08.2012 Alexander Frey began his work as an associate professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology on 1 May 2012. Frey will also lead a new research group focusing on molecular biotechnology. “To work as a researcher, you have to be passionate about it”, says the cheerful professor who is beginning to build his research group.
21.08.2012 Dean Outi Krause has appointed Professor, Dr Markus Reuter Adjunct Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering as of August 1, 2012. The professorship focuses on systems engineering with application to recycling, simulation and design for recycling and sustainability.
03.10.2012 At the beginning of August, Heikki Ojamo, D.Sc. (Tech) stepped into his new post as professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology. He is taking over for Professor Matti Leisola, who has been named Professor Emeritus. Professor Ojamo is pleased with his three year position as a Professor of Practise, which saw his return to his professional roots in Otaniemi.
08.10.2012 A bio-apartment building in Otaniemi, a modifiable sports and recreation centre in Tapiola and a route for light traffic on the nearby shoreline - all of these made from wood. These construction proposals came about from a joint venture between Aalto University students and six organisations, the purpose and aim of which was to come up with ways in which modern Finnish timber construction and the entire wood industry could be promoted.
09.10.2012 Zoltán Javór, a doctoral candidate at the School of Chemical Technology has been granted an award at the largest international congress in the field of mineral processing. Mr Javór was awarded the young author award for his presentation. The congress was organised in India in late September. More than 600 works in the field of mineral processing were presented, of which ten received awards.
23.11.2012 Professor Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela from the School of Chemical Technology has been appointed a Member of the Academy of Finland Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering. The appointment is for the Academy’s coming three year term from 2013 to 2015.