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CHEM-L1000 Toolkit for Doctoral Studies (5 ECTS)
- Begins every October (lectures and seminar days continue from autumn to spring period)
CHEM-L2000: Ultrathin Films, 8 ECTS
CHEM-L2030 Unit Operations of Paper and Board Finishing and Converting, 7 ECTS
CHEM-L2110: Advanced Molecular Modelling, 3 ECTS
CHEM-L2130: Research Seminar on Electrochemistry, 12 ECTS
CHEM-L2140: Research Seminar on Organic Chemistry, 12 ECTS
CHEM-L2150: Biofuels and Biorefineries, 5 ECTS
CHEM-L2230: Research Seminar in Functional Materials V,L 3 - 5 ECTS
CHEM-L2300 X-Ray Scattering Methods for Structural Analysis of Bio-based Materials, 5 ECTS
CHEM-L4010: Teaching Partner Chem, 1 - 5 ECTS
CHEM-LV Defend your research work (1 ECTS)
Seminar offering practical training for defence and presentation skills
Other possible suggestions - Level: Master / Doctoral studies
CHEM-E1105 Advanced Fibreline Processes P, 5 ECTSCHEM-E1150 Biomass Pretreatment and Fractionation - in Class , 5 ECTS
CHEM-E1220 Sustainability in Bioproduct Industry P,
CHEM-E2140 Cellulose-based Fibres, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E2145 Polymer Reaction Engineering, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E2150: Interfacial Phenomena in Biobased Systems P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E2155: Biopolymers, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E2165: Computer Aided Visualization and Scientific Presentation, 3 - 5 ECTS
CHEM-E2185: Wood Specialization Course: A Project Work P V, 5 - 10 ECTS
CHEM-E2195: Interfacial Phenomena in Renewable Materials Research Project P V, 5 - 10 ECTS
CHEM-E2205 Materials for a World in Transition P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E2210: Product Development- Project Course, 10 ECTS
CHEM-E3150: Biophysical chemistry L, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E3190 Metabolism P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E4108 Modern Methods in Metal Catalysis P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E4115 Computational Chemistry I, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E4225 Comput. Chem. II, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E4210: Molecular Thermodynamics L, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E4220 Medicinal Chemistry P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E4235 Transport Process at Electrodes and Membranes, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E4255 Electrochemical Energy Conversion, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E5105 Powder Metallurgy and Composites, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E5115 Microfabrication, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E5125 Thin Film Technology, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E5145 Materials for Renewable Energy P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E5160 Functional Soft Materials P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E5200: Personal Research Assignment in Functional Materials V, 5 - 10 ECTS
CHEM-E5205: Advanced Functional Materials P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E5225: Electron Microscopy P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E5226 Advanced Materials Characterization P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E5230 Advanced Micro- and Nanotechnology P, 8 ECTS
CHEM-E6105 Thermodynamics of Solutions, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E6115 Thermodynamics of Modeling and Simulation, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E6210: Individual Research Project, V, 5 - 10 ECTS
CHEM-E6215: Circular Economy Design Forum P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E6225: Technical Innovation Project, 10 ECTS
CHEM-E6235 Circular Economy for Materials Processing, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E7100 Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes part 1, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E7110 Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, part 2, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E7175 Process Safety and Sustainability, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E7190 Process Dynamics and Control P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E7215 Special Course in Process Systems Engineering P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E7225 Advances Process Control P, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E8115 Cell Factory, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E8135 Microfluidics and BioMEMS, 5 ECTS
CHEM-E8145 Polymers in Medical Technology, 5 ECTS
ELEC-E8714 Sustainable Electronics P,
Summer schools and special doctoral courses offered during the summer 2020
Lignocellulose Biorefinery online course will be given from 16 to 18 June. Course CHEM 010Z-LZ (3-5 ECTS) will be organized by Herbert Sixta and GUT (Graz University of Technology). DL for enrollment is 5 June 2020. Course lectures and PowerPoint presentation (pitch) on a selected topic. Alternatively, the student can take an oral exam via TEAMS (3 ECTS) or
Course lectures and accepted scientific report (short overview article) on a selected topic related to Biorefineries (5 ECTS). Deadline for this scientific report is 31 August 2020.
Webropol enrollment for this Graz summer course https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/84F4BC8C9D08586A
Crystallization online course 1-5 June 2020. Including a 30 minute seminar presentation (video or PowerPoint slides), which is the mandatory part for the participants. Presentation in topic of your choice in the crystallization or characterization techniques. The title and short abstract of your talk (less than 100 words) should be submitted to prof. Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen before 22 May 2020, and the full presentation by 28 May 2020.
Welcome for new doctoral candidates at the School of CHEM - Toolkit for doctoral studies
Give yourself the best possible start and attend course CHEM-L1000 Toolkit for Doctoral Studies, organized in October - April.
Content: Doctoral studies in a nutshell, presentation skills, how to publish science etc.
Strongly recommended to the all new students who have started their doctoral studies within one year, but the course is open for everyone interested
Nationally jointly developed courses, offered via findocnet.fi
- Research Ethics for Doctoral Students, LC-L1010 (1-2 ECTS)
Recommended for doctoral candidates if Toolkit course is not done, 2 credits
The teacher is Dr. Henriikka MustajokiCourse details
The course is organized two times a year, once in the autumn term and once in the spring term. The next course will be organized in the November 2019.
Please sign up here by 20 October 2019. Open for doctoral candidates in all schools at Aalto University.
Doctoral studies, recommended for first or second year of study. The course is 2 ECTS and comprises of 40 hours of independent study and 8 hours of workshop.The course content is described in the course outline (pdf, autumn course version to be updated).
Mode of study
The course will be taught online and during two compulsory workshops. The course languages are English. Most of the course is self-directed and allows for great flexibility with when and where it is done. However, assessments have strict deadlines.
The course completion requires:
- active engagement with the course material,
- completing compulsory assessment tasks.
The course evaluation is based on adequately achieving learning outcomes as evidenced in the assessment tasks.
Dr Henriikka Mustajoki is the course coordinator. You can contact Henriikka on
- Open Science for Doctoral Students, LC-L1011 (1 ECTS)
- Business Skills for Doctoral Students, LC-L1012 (1 ECTS)
- Career Course for Doctoral Students, LC-L1013 (1 ECTS)
- Interactive Leadership Skills for Doctoral Students, LC-L1014 (1 ECTS)
- Project Management for Doctoral Students, LC-L1015 (1 ECTS)
- Writing Research Grant Applications for Doctoral Students, LC-L1016 (1 ECTS)
Scientific writing and communication
- Courses for doctoral candidates offered by the Language Centre
LCA-7002 Tieteellinen kirjoittaminen tohtoriopiskelijoille L,V, 3 op
LC-1350 Writing Doctoral Research for Technology (w) (3 cr) – August, PI, PII, PIV, PV (Open to CHEM, ENG, ELEC, SCI)LC-1330 Presenting Doctoral Research (o) (3 cr) – PIV (Open to all 6 schools)
LC-1335 Preparing for the Doctoral Defense (o) (1 cr) – PI, PIII (Open to all 6 schools)
LC-1336 Popularize your Research (o,w) (2 cr) – PII, PV (Open to all 6 schools)
LC-1090 Online Preparatory English: Reading and Writing (1 cr) – August, PI, PIII (Open to Bachelor to Doctoral students in all 6 schools)
LC-1091 Online Preparatory English: Speaking and Listening (1 cr) – PII, PIV (Open to Bachelor to Doctoral students in all 6 schools)
LC-0510 Conference Presentations (1-2 cr) – PII, PIV in Finnish, PI, PIII in English.
LC-0310 Communication Skills (2-3 cr) – PIII in Finnish, PII, PIV in English
LC-0320 Public Speaking Skills (3 cr) – PI, PIII and IV in Finnish, PIV, PV in English
LC-0226 Debating Skills (2 cr) – PV in English
LC-0420 Introduction to Intercultural Communication (3 cr) – PI, PIII, PIV
LC-0421-Multicultural Teamwork and Leadership (3 cr) – PIV
LC-0430 Directed Studies in Intercultural Communication (1-3 cr) – on demand
Writing Clinic – free for doctoral students in all schools. Students can book a time in our MyCourses page.
Speech Clinic – free for doctoral students in BIZ, ELEC, ENG, SCI. Students can book a time in our MyCourses page. (If you are in ARTS & CHEM, please discuss it with your supervisor.)
Writing and Presenting a Conference Paper – PIV
Talking Aalto – PIV
Online Grammar Tool – PIII
- Writing scientific journal articles, lecures by Pekka Belt.
- Pedagogical training in Aalto.fi (requires Aalto password).
- Pedagogical studies can be included in the Scientific practices and principles -module, see also Study plan. Doctoral candidates can take individual courses or a module up to 20 ECTS.
Select+ doctoral students:
Select+ course Societal models and regulation for sustainable energy systems 5 ECTS (version 2019-2020)
*Course only for Select+ doc. students
Project management and research funding
- Information available in Aalto.fi: Training to support research (requires Aalto password).
- Aalto Ventures Program (AVP) offers courses in entrepreneurship. Doctoral candidates are welcome to join the courses.
- (ACE) coordinates activities related to technology transfer and commercialization, intellectual property management and startup companies.
- for doctoral candidates in the field of ICT gives knowledge and competences to start new businesses and to launch new products and services.
Career planning and competence development
- HR offers support for career planning and competence development through workshops and other events, in (requires Aalto password).
Pre-examination info for doctoral candidates
- Organized once a year.
Contents: From preparing the manuscript for the pre-examination to right to publish the thesis.
Lecturers: Markus Linder, Sirje Liukko.
Defence info for doctoral candidates
- From right to publish a dissertation to defence and graduation.
- Organized once a year.
Printing platform info by Aalto library
presentation of the Aalto publication platform; tips for public defence by a recently graduated doctor
Writing the compiling part of an article dissertation
- More details
A 4-hour lecture for doctoral candidates at Aalto University.
The lecture provides doctoral candidates with an understanding of writing an article dissertation effectively once the related articles have been written. The lecture will help doctoral candidates in understanding the role of the separate articles and the dissertation as a whole. After the lecture doctoral candidates will know what is required from an article dissertation and how to reach the goal as efficiently as possible while maintaining high standards. Doctoral candidates will have a good perception of the dissertation requirements and structure.
- Structure of an article dissertation
- Perceiving the whole created by the articles
- General quality requirements and forms of dissertations in the School of Science
- Publication process
- Optimal order of writing
- Schedule for writing the compilation
Voluntary reference material (available at www.tinyurl.com/efficient-doctoral-studies):
- Tips for writing scientific journal articles
- Practical tips for doctoral students
- Vinkkejä väitöskirjaprosessin nopeuttamiseen
Dr. Pekka Belt.