Department of Mechanical Engineering

Experiment underway in the Aalto Ice and Wave Tank

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a leading multidisciplinary research establishment with strong industrial ties with impact on industry and society at large.

Our fields of interest are mechanics and energy technology, in which we conduct top-level research and offer degree education.

Research

The department’s research focuses on developing the next generation of devices, machines and systems. This translates to a focus on new technologies that are more efficient, more durable and thus more sustainable.

Our research approaches problems from two directions – energy and mechanics:
Energy technology research at the department consists of the study of energy systems, thermodynamics and combustion technology. Within these areas, research delves into industrial processes, heating, energy use in buildings and more. In our work, we use state-of-the-art tools and approaches in modelling, computation and experimental research.

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

New and advanced sustainable manufacturing solutions are investigated supported by digital testing of the engineering materials performance.

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Energy Conversion

Development of combustion technologies is central in reducing the emissions of energy production, particularly in the transition towards new biomass-based fuels. To this end, we utilise both empirical and computational thermodynamics.

Detail of a Thermodynamics and Combustion machinery

Energy Efficiency and Systems

Energy efficiency plays a key role in solving challenges related to developing a sustainable future for human societies, highlighting the need to optimise energy systems of all sizes.

An interactive map of the Otaniemi campus

Mechatronics

The aim in mechatronics design is to enhance the performance of machines, improve their price-performance ratio and increase functionality.

Mechatronics research device

Marine and Arctic Technology

We focus on the behaviour of ships and structures in normal and extreme environments. We do our research by considering the safety of maritime transportation, as well as the experiences the marine environment can offer to cruise vessel passengers.

Experiment at the Aalto Ice Tank

Product Development

Product development research at the department covers product development methods and development practices in organisations.

Opiskelijoita työskentelemässä Design Factorylla

Infrastructure

The department makes use of a variety of high-quality infrastructure located around the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi.

Opiskelijoita työskentelemässä Design Factorylla

Aalto University Design Factory

Design Factory serves all Aalto University schools by providing an experimental co-creation platform for interdisciplinary learning

Services
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ADDLAB, Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory

ADDLAB, Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory, is a research organization initiated by the Aalto University's School of Engineering and School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Aalto Ice Tank

Aalto Ice and Wave Tank

Aalto Ice and Wave Tank is a multipurpose basin ideally suited for testing ships and other maritime structures in ice conditions.

Research and learning infrastructures
Industrial Internet Campus is a co-innovation lab for students, researchers and companies

Industrial Internet Campus

Aalto University Industrial Internet Campus (AIIC) is a platform for students, researchers, and companies to innovate and co-create smart, connected products and services. Industrial Internet Campus enables multidisciplinary research, education and innovation together with industrial partners.

Contact information: Department of Mechanical Engineering

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News

2019 ENG fresman students
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More than 400 young people start engineering studies in the new bachelor's majors of the School of Engineering

The total number of applicants to the Bachelor's degree majors at the School of Engineering clearly increased from previous years. Female applicants were especially interested in the Sustainable communities major, which focuses on changes in the built environment.
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Teaching and Research infrastructure – Aalto University School of Engineering

Creating sustainable solutions requires up-to-date infrastructure. School of Engineering has cutting-edge infrastructure for research, teaching and innovation, including unique, nationally significant research facilities.
Wärtsilä's fuel jet and combustion chamber for optical measurements.
Cooperation Published:

Collaboration between Wärtsilä and Aalto University is expanding - aiming for sustainable future solutions

One key driver of the partnership is the energy transition and the need to develop new zero-emission fuel solutions.
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Academic Hydrogen Research Forum Finland established

The transition towards a hydrogen economy is necessary to radically cut down carbon emissions and it will have a key role in the energy systems, industry and transport of the developed carbon-neutral society.

Events

Where to find us

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Puumiehenkuja 5

Mechanical engineering 3, K3

Puumiehenkuja 5

Puumiehenkuja 3

Mechanical engineering 2, K2

Puumiehenkuja 3. Konetekniikka 2. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate

Tietotie 1 C

Aalto Ice Tank, Water and Environmental Engineering

Research machine surfing on the ice at the Aalto Ice Tank.

Design Factory

Betonimiehenkuja 5

Aalto Design Factory Betonimiehenkuja 5 Kuva / Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Sähkömiehentie 4

Mechanical engineering 4, K4

Sähkömiehentie 4 Aalto University Campus and Real Estate
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