Polymer technology

Professor Jukka Seppälä leads the Research Group of Polymer technology that focuses on teaching and research related to synthesis and characterization of novel polymers.

Research Group of Polymer technology is headed by Professor Jukka Seppälä and consists of around 10 researchers including doctoral candidates and postdocs. Several graduate students complete their master’s thesis yearly majoring in Polymer Technology and many of these theses are done in industry. Research work and teaching constitute a major part of the daily operations. The focus is on creation of novel polymers and characterization of those. High-quality of the research is assured by a professional and efficient staff as well as first-class comprehensive research equipment.

Research projects in Polymer Technology are funded by Academy of Finland, Tekes and industrial partners. International and national co-operation is active in many projects.


UPM is looking for summer worker in project with biopolymers. Application DL 14.3.2018 . More info.

Master´s thesis position open with the topic Waste plastic chemical recycling. Project will be done in cooperation with Neste Oyj.

Postdoctoral researcher position open in synthesis of novel biopolymers. Applications by January 1, 2018. More info.

Bas van Bochove joins the group as a Postdoctoral Researcher, welcome! Bas obtained his PhD at University of Twente working on preparation of medical implants by stereolithography (link).

Laura Elomaa awarded Komppa Award for her excellent doctoral dissertation in the field of chemistry (link



Aalto University arranges a broad set of polymer technology courses both at bachelor´s and master´s level. Courses are offered in many majors. Read more.


Research and teaching in Polymer Technology is focused on synthesis and characterization of polymers and development of new materials utilizing polymerization techniques and composite technology. Read more.



The equipment at Laboratory of Polymer Technology is comprehensive and modern and enables extensive high-standard research. The equipment includes polymerization reactors, polymer characterization and processing devices as well as equipment for testing of polymer properties and rapid prototyping. Read more. 


The research group has extensive expertise and research is conducted in poylmer science and interdisciplinary projects. International and national co-operation is active in many projects. Read More. 




See list of publications.


Contact information


Jukka Seppälä
jukka.seppala at aalto.fi
+358 40 070 1142


Visiting address
Kemistintie 1
FI-02150 Espoo

Postal address
P.O. Box 16100
FI-000076 Aalto


Joint Aalto University and VTT Bioeconomy Infrastructure  bioeconomy.aalto.fi/en

European Research Infrastructure for Circular Forest Bioeconomy (ERIFORE) erifore.eu

European Bioplastics www.european-bioplastics.org

Finnish Plastics Industries Federation www.plastics.fi

The Finnish Plastics Association www.muoviyhdistys.fi

Aalto Health Platform health.aalto.fi/fi

The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters  www.acadsci.fi

Nordic Rheology Society nordicrheologysociety.org 

Suomen Puu- ja Polymeerikemian yhdistys www.sppy.org


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