CHEMARTS is a long-term strategic collaboration between two Aalto University schools, The School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM) and The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS). The schools merged their forces with the aim to invent new ways to harness wood and cellulose. The idea is to research the performance and design of advanced cellulosic materials for innovative uses.

The main objective is to inspire students and researchers to explore biomaterials together and to create new concepts for the future use of cellulose and other biomaterials. CHEMARTS consists of various actions, such as multidisciplinary study courses, summer projects for Masters’ students and externally funded research projects.

Hands holding bio-based, temporary mattress material for emergency situations. Spruce branches and cones as decoration on the table.

bioMAT matters—CHEMARTS student team in Biodesign Challenge 2023

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During the spring 2023, Natasa Hódosi, Giorgia Morandi, Kristian Koleno and Lorenz Koch from Aalto University explored various materials and production methods to create bio-based, temporary mattresses for emergency situations. The interdisciplinary team was tutored at CHEMARTS laboratory by lecturers Anna van der Lei and Janika Lehtonen, representing design and chemical engineering.

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Material Health: Design Frontiers book cover

Material Health: Design Frontiers

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A book, defining the field of Material Health brings together multi-disciplinary experts to explore critical topics and healthier, equitable ways to move forward in the context of the climate crisis. This must-read book features also Aalto CHEMARTS work.

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Nordic Biomaterials 2023

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What: Aalto University Summer School
Where: Aalto University, Otaniemi, Finland
When:  –

The use of materials today is not sustainable for the environment and our future. Take action and learn how to create new concepts for sustainable material development by combining design, technology and natural materials science in the context of circular economy. More information and apply: Aalto Summer School

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Cover photos: Eeva Suorlahti