Aalto University: New heads of departments and deputy department heads appointed at the School of Engineering

New heads of departments and their deputies have been appointed from January 2022. The department heads are members of the school’s management team.

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Pedro Vilaça, head of department
Professor Martti Larmi, deputy department head

Professor Pedro Vilaça is an experienced leader and has established the Advanced Manufacturing Materials (AM2) group by combining both production engineering and materials engineering research groups. He is also an internationally well-known and very innovative researcher with numerous patents and research-to-business (TUTLI) grants.

Department of Built Environment
Professor Raine Mäntysalo, head of department
Professor Harri Koivusalo, deputy department head.

Raine Mäntysalo’s research approach is multidisciplinary; he is professor of strategic urban planning and Adjunct Professor at the University of Oulu, specialized in planning theory and communicative planning. He worked several years as Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies YTK in the Helsinki University of Technology. Mäntysalo is also member of the Academy of Finland Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering.

Department of Civil Engineering
Professor Leena Korkiala-Tanttu, head of department
Assistant Professor Heidi Salonen, deputy department head.

Professor Leena Korkiala-Tanttu has extensive experience collaborating with Finnish Industry. Her research activities include pavement performance, ground improvement, BIM in infraconstruction, nuclear waste disposal and environmental impacts of infra construction. She has worked six years as deputy department head of the Department of Civil Engineering. She has also been the Alderman of the Guild of Civil Engineers IK.

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