Can nanotechnology save the world (or at least the energy sector)? How has it been used in contemporary energy art? What are its industrial, commercial and societal perspectives in energy technologies? - Join the special course and find out, no prior knowledge on the topic is required, just excitement and interest!

We offer an special interactive course “PHYS-E0582 - Art, Science and Business Perspectives of Nanotechnology in Energy Applications, 15.01.2021 - 09.04.2021 (5 ECTS)”. This multidisciplinary special course covers diverse topics on nanotechnology in energy conversion and storage, such as nanostructured solar cells, fuel cells, batteries, carbon capture and preparing synthetic fuels from atmospheric carbon dioxide. We not only cover the different applications’ materials and operational principles, but also business and societal perspectives. There will be learning sessions ranging from online lectures to discussions and interviews. In the learning sessions, the best domestic and foreign experts disseminate their cutting-edge knowledge on the topics in a generally understandable and interesting manner.

Learning outcomes:
After completion of the course, you will be able to

  •  understand the basics of nanotechnology in energy conversion and storage technologies
  • apply nano into various research, development and planning tasks on new energy systems
  • identify how nanoenergy could fit into arts, business and technology

Prerequisites: Suitable for all Aalto University students (Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree)
Lectures: Fridays 10:15-12:00, Virtual mode (starting 15 January 2021) Course language: English
Co-teachers: Dr. Kerttu Aitola ( & Dr. Imran Asghar (, New Energy Technologies Group, Dept. of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science
Registration: via WebOodi (
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