4th December 2017

Partners – Tampere University of Technology

Tampere University of Technology LogoLaboratory of Materials Science
Location: Tampere, Finland
Link: http://www.tut.fi/en/research/research-fields/materials-science/index.htme

Institutional Profile:

Tampere University of Technology (TUT), established in Finland about 50 years ago, has over 10000 students and collaborates with more than 200 universities around the world. TUT has strong research tradition in natural sciences, engineering and fields related to industry and business. TUT is known for being forerunner in university-industry collaborations and it aims on active transfer of research results and new technologies to industry through R&D projects conducted in collaboration with companies.

Laboratory of Materials Science and Laboratory Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems:

In the Nanostencil project, two laboratories from TUT are involved: The Laboratory of Materials Science (LMS) is one of the biggest education and research units at TUT and its teaching and research activities are covering all material groups, i.e., metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. The

cornerstone of research and teaching at LMS is high-level basic research of the structure, properties, processing, and use of materials. In addition, LMS is operating in very close collaboration with the industry in applied materials research and product development. International collaboration in both teaching and research is also very active, as evidenced by the increasing number of international exchange and degree students as well as the exchange of scientists with the world’s top universities and research institutions.

The Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems (MEI) offers a wide-ranging environment for teaching and research corresponding to the needs of more and more complex world. Teaching and research of the laboratory covers not only the basic technologies for mechanical engineering, but also the whole product process of a mechanical system from product development to production engineering and life-cycle management with intersecting areas of engineering intelligence and sustainable mechanical systems.

Project Roles:

  • Participation in surface interactions with pulsed laser interference patterns.
  • Participation in the design and prototyping of laser interference lithography systems for in-situ application.
  • Demonstrates synthesis of locally photoactive functional surfaces and nanowires
  • Contributes project management through leadership of dissemination and exploitation


Prof. Erkki Levänen leads the Nanostencil activity at TUT. He is the head of the Laboratory of Materials Science focusing his research interests in functional ceramics especially at the energy and environmental applications. His work ranges from material synthesis to novel processing techniques and advanced characterization methods as well as application oriented research. The nanoparticle and thin film synthesis include sol-gel, supercritical carbon dioxide assisted synthesis, pulsed laser ablation and pyrolysis methods aiming to multifunctional materials with enhanced durability and self-recovery. Professor Levänen is currently author of 85 peer reviewed papers and three patents.

Contact: erkki.levanen@tut.fi