Process technology, industrial biotechnology, biomaterials science, metals and minerals recovery processes and active and functional materials are the focus areas of research at the School of Chemical Technology. In these areas, the focus is on the development of environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient processes for the refining of wood, other bio-masses, and inorganic raw materials. The school's research teams also develop new materials and their applications based on these raw materials.

The professors of the focus areas are:

Prosessitekniikka.jpgProcess Technology

Prof. Ville Alopaeus (BK), Prof. Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela (BK), Prof. Juha Lehtonen (BK), Prof. Herbert Sixta (P), Prof. Olli Dahl (P), Prof. Tapani Vuorinen (P)



Teollinen biotekniikka.jpgIndustrial Biotechnology

Prof. Alexander Frey (BK), Prof. Simo Laakso (BK), Prof. Katrina Nordström (BK), Prof.Heikki Ojamo (BK)



Biomateriaalitiede.jpgBiomaterials Science

Prof. Mauri Kostiainen (BK), Prof. Markus Linder (BK), Prof. Jukka Seppälä (BK),  Prof. Patrick Gane (P), Prof. Mark Hughes (P), Prof. Thad Maloney (P), Prof. Jouni Paltakari (P), Prof. Monika Österberg (P)


metallien talteenotto.jpgMetals and Minerals Recovery Processes

Prof. Olof Forsén (MT), Prof. Michael Gasik (MT), Prof. Kari Heiskanen (MT), Prof. Seppo Kivivuori (MT), Prof. Antti Korhonen (MT), Prof. Seppo Louhenkilpi (MT),  Prof. Pekka Taskinen (MT)   



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Active and Functional Materials

Prof. Shiv Halasyamani (KE), Prof. Reija Jokela (KE),  Prof. Maarit Karppinen (KE), Prof. Kyösti Kontturi (KE), Prof. Ari Koskinen (KE), Prof. Sakari Kulmala (KE), Prof. Kari Laasonen (KE), Prof. Sami Franssila (MT), Prof. Simo-Pekka Hannula (MT), Prof. Jari Koskinen J (MT), Prof. Päivi Laaksonen (MT), Prof. Roman Nowak (MT)


BK = Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
P = Department of Forest Products Technology
MT = Department of Materials Science and Engineering
KE = Deparment of Chemistry



A little piece of Silicon Valley arrives in Otaniemi

26. September 2014

‘The best experience ever!’ Is the collective opinion of a group of students when asked about their recent participation in the Summer School.

Aalto University appointed three new vice presidents

15. September 2014

The Aalto University Board has appointed three new vice presidents, to commence their work on 1 October 2014.


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Finland needs the best talent to succeed

2. September 2014

President Tuula Teeri emphasised the importance of global competitiveness and know-how based on Finnish strengths during her address at the opening.

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2014 / Friday

Defence of dissertation in the field of metallurgy, M.Eng. Shan Yu

03.10.2014 / 12:00 - 16:00

The title of the dissertation is "Numerical Modeling of Dehydrogenation and Denitrogenation in Industrial Vacuum Tank Degassers".

2014 / Friday

Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees

10.10.2014 / 13:15 - 16:00

The Aalto University schools of technology will celebrate their 23rd ceremonial conferment of doctoral degrees on 10 October 2014 at Otaniemi campus.

2014 / Friday

Defence of dissertation in the field of chemistry, M.Sc. (Tech.) Jori Ahl

17.10.2014 / 12:00 - 16:00

The title of the dissertation is "Tracer and interdiffusion measurements of some common salts in aqueous solutions and in porous ceramic media"


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