Aalto University, Finland invites online Application for number of Fully Funded PhD Degree at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Programs available at Aalto University, Finland.
Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.
(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral Researchers (PhD students) in DNA nanotechnology, molecular self-assembly, active plasmonics and artificial molecular machines
You will work on design, fabrication, and characterization of electrically driven nanoscale molecular machines. As a member of the group, you will be trained in advanced methods in DNA nanotechnology (especially DNA origami), and state-of-the-art electron beam and optical microscopy and nanoscopy techniques. Depending on the background and scientific interests, your research will be directed either towards i) fabrication of active plasmonic surfaces and biosensors; or ii) construction of artificial molecular motors. We expect you to propose and develop scientific ideas and technical solutions (both individually and as part of a team), write scientific articles and contribute to teaching.
Deadline : 31.8.2023
(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral Researcher in Topological Photonics
You will learn about the theory of topological phases in photonics with a focus on designing and manipulating light at the nanoscale level using novel concepts. Through a combination of theoretical analysis and numerical simulations, you will explore the interplay between time-varying media and the topological quantum aspects of light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. You will study how topological defects, such as light polarization vortices, interact with Berry curvature of the bands. Additionally, you will explore the potential of “synthetic dimensions” as an alternative means of implementing topology in a photonic system, investigating whether they can provide novel phenomena such as exceptional nodal points or richer topological effects. Your research will develop a theory for radiation topology and phase transitions in nanophotonics, understanding the interplay of topology with non-Hermitian effects, such as dissipation and outcoupling. Your results may open opportunities for designing novel topological photonic devices.
Deadline : 31.8.2023
(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral Candidate in sustainable business (full-time job)
We are now looking a junior academic interested in research and teaching in the domain of sustainable business. The position is within the Organizations and Management discipline in the Department of Management Studies of Aalto University Business School.
The department hosts a strong Sustainability in Business research group. The group is specialized in innovations towards sustainability, including circular economy, governance and institutions, and sustainability transitions. In addition to active publishing, the group is active in collaboration with companies and other stakeholders as well as creating societal impact. The department also has more general research groups on organization and management studies. Moreover, the department has a lively, international research community with numerous doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from several countries. The working language at the department is English.
Deadline : 28.8.2023
(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral Researcher Positions in ICT
Researchers from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki are looking for Doctoral Researchers in multiple areas of ICT. We offer an exciting opportunity to join world-class research groups. Our researchers have positions available in the following research areas:
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- Computational Health/ Life science informatics
- Data Science
- Human Computer Interaction
Deadline : 27.8.2023
(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral Researcher (PhD Student) in Mechanical Engineering
The work will take place in the Aalto Biotribology laboratory in Espoo, Otaniemi campus, Finland, under the guidance of Dr Vesa Saikko in a research project funded by the Academy of Finland. The Biotribology laboratory has a history spanning 35 years, and it is a part of Aalto University, Department of Mechanical engineering. Interest in orthopaedic implants is expected. Specifically, the work treats wear and failure mechanisms of total hip prostheses and aims to improve the durability and safety of future implants. The works is experimental, so it is expected that the applicant likes to perform experiments in the laboratory with various test and measurement devices and analyse the results. The researcher will learn to write scientific journal papers, on which the Doctoral Dissertation will be based.
Deadline : 13.8.2023
(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral Researcher in Virtual Acoustics
In this project, we study the collective experience in a naturalistic, live music performance experience. All subjects have fixed roles, i.e., music performers or audience members. Also, the music performance follows a fixed and repeatable timeline. The collective experience is measured with passive and active methods. Performers and audience members are equipped with physiological measurement devices such as synchronized heart rate measurements, and their movements are tracked with optical tracking. Further, the audience members indicate their valence with a slider during the performance. We explore the contributing social and acoustic factors to the experience based on the gathered data. The research will be done in the Virtual Acoustics research team, led by Prof. Tapio Lokki, whose team is well known for their work on room acoustics, particularly concert hall studies.
In this project, we develop an augmented acoustics system to manipulate the room acoustics during the music performance to disentangle its impact on the collective experience. The augmented acoustic system is refined to optimize the quality necessary for the perceptual study. A series of listening tests characterize the perceived naturalness of the added reverberation. A systematic analysis of the multi-channel room transfer functions enables improved microphone and loudspeaker placement and coupling to resonances. We develop novel technical algorithms to enhance the naturalness, ease of tuning, and computational requirements. The research will be done in the Sound in Virtual Reality team, led by Prof. Sebastian J. Schlecht, whose team is well known for their work on virtual acoustics, particularly artificial reverberation.
Deadline : 10.8.2023
(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral Researcher in Wood Materials Technology
Wood construction can play a significant role in mitigating climate change. However, we need to use forest resources thoughtfully to ensure their health and maintain all ecosystems services. Reusing wood building products in a materials cascade can help lower the demand for virgin wood and, for this reason, there is increasing interest in reusing wood recovered from building demolitions and other sources. This valuable resource is however poorly understood in terms of its quality and properties, so it requires further research.
Deadline : 31.7.2023
(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral Researcher / Project Employee in Sonification of Dance Movements
We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our research team at Aalto University in the field of Sonification of Human Movements. As part of our multidisciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to research in the field of sonification and work with us on the Sonic Move – Creative and Expressive Sonification of Human Movement project. The project investigates the use of human body movements in the synthesis of sonic feedback and its use in dance and augmented game applications.
Deadline : 31.7.2023
(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD Student in Neuroscience (Ala-Laurila Lab, Finland)
Dr Ala-Laurila has two laboratories (http://ala-laurila.biosci.helsinki.fi/): one at Aalto University and one at University of Helsinki. Both labs work in integrated collaboration and have state-of-the art approaches to study retinal circuits and visually-guided behavior. They combine cutting-edge electrophysiological recording techniques with precise manipulations of retinal circuit function, mathematical modelling and quantitative behavioral measurements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZniIYFSIcT8
Deadline : 31.7.2023
(10) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral Researcher in Spatial Data Science and Sustainable Mobility
The GIScience for Sustainability Transitions (GIST) Lab at the Department of Built Environment is seeking highly motivated and creative doctoral researcher who would undertake research in the area of Spatial Data Science (SDS) and Sustainable Mobility. The position is part of a research project (Grant number 354342 funded by Academy of Finland, 2023-2027) that focuses on mapping commute-related GHG emissions with high spatial and temporal granularity, using big mobility data and bottom-up modeling approaches. The researcher must have a high motivation for research and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team.
Deadline : 31.7.2023
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(11) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral Researcher position in Digital Twins of Process for Building Construction
The Department of Civil Engineering at the Aalto University is offering a Doctoral Researcher position in research on Digital Twins of Process for Building Construction. The research aims to create a holistic, integrated digital twin model for the construction of buildings, which can be used to model, simulate, compare, and evaluate the performance of processes. The first objective is to develop an advanced sensing system that can provide automated situational awareness of the construction production, including the status of physical products and processes and supply of construction resources. The second objective is to achieve a digital twin of the construction process based on agent-based modeling and simulation.
Deadline : 30.7.2023
(12) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral Researcher in the area of Industrial processes in chemical engineering
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidateto carry out research in the Plant design research group (Prof. Pekka Oinas) under the topic of Development and assessment of sustainable production processes. Our laboratory is situated on the main campus of Aalto University in Otaniemi.
We offer a multidisciplinary research environment and staff and well-equipped laboratory. The group’s research interests include: process design and synthesis for bio-based- processes, cost engineering, scale-up of processes, process simulation and environmental and safety aspects of process design. For more information on the research, please see our group’s web page: https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-chemical-and-metallurgical-engineering/plant-design
Deadline : 16.7.2023
About Aalto University, Finland –Official Website
Aalto University is a university located in Espoo, Finland. It was established in 2010 as a merger of three major Finnish universities: the Helsinki University of Technology (established 1849), the Helsinki School of Economics (established 1904), and the University of Art and Design Helsinki (established 1871). The close collaboration between the scientific, business and arts communities is intended to foster multi-disciplinary education and research. The Finnish government, in 2010, set out to create a university that fosters innovation, merging the three institutions into one.
The university is composed of six schools with close to 17,500 students and 4,000 staff members, making it Finland’s second largest university. The main campus of Aalto University is located in Otaniemi, Espoo. Aalto University Executive Education operates in the district of Töölö, Helsinki. In addition to the Greater Helsinki area, the university also operates its Bachelor’s Programme in International Business in Mikkeli and the Metsähovi Radio Observatory in Kirkkonummi.
Aalto University’s operations showcase Finland’s experiment in higher education. The Aalto Design Factory, Aalto Ventures Program and Aalto Entrepreneurship Society (Aaltoes), among others, drive the university’s mission for a radical shift towards multidisciplinary learning and have contributed substantially to the emergence of Helsinki as a hotbed for startups.Aaltoes is Europe’s largest and most active student run entrepreneurship community that has founded major concepts such as the Startup Sauna accelerator program and the Slush startup event.
The university is named in honour of Alvar Aalto, a prominent Finnish architect, designer and alumnus of the former Helsinki University of Technology, who was also instrumental in designing a large part of the university’s main campus in Otaniemi.
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