Join the group

Welcome to the exciting journey of becoming a part of our vibrant and innovative research community at Aalto University! Whether you are a doctoral student, a visiting student, or a thesis student, this page will guide you through the process of joining our lab.

For Everyone:

Participate in our bi-weekly lab meetings (in person), which are a great way to get acquainted with our team and ongoing research projects. For this, reach out to and get an invite.

For Doctoral Students:

Step 1: Explore Job Opportunities Visit our main page regularly to stay updated on the latest job advertisements and openings within our lab. We are constantly on the lookout for bright and enthusiastic individuals ready to make a significant impact in their respective fields.

Step 2: Seek Individual Funding Securing funding is a crucial step in your doctoral journey. We encourage you to explore various foundations that offer grants and financial support for doctoral students. Some of the prominent foundations include:

  • Alfred Kordelin Foundation
  • Emil Aaltonen Foundation (for Finnish speaking researchers)
  • Foundation for Aalto University Science and Technology
  • … and many more:

These foundations support a wide range of research fields and initiatives, providing substantial opportunities for financial assistance.

Step 3: Contact Us After exploring job opportunities, please reach out to us to express your interest in joining our lab. You can contact for any queries.

For Thesis Students:

Explore Thesis Topics If you are looking to complete your Master’s thesis within our lab, a variety of exciting and challenging topics are available. Please visit Topics for Master’s Theses to explore the available options and find a subject that aligns with your interests and academic goals.

Once you have found a topic of interest, reach out to us at to discuss your ideas and plan the next steps.

For Visiting Students:

Doctoral Students: If you are a doctoral student looking to join our lab from abroad as a visiting researcher, please visit Aalto Science Institute Visiting Scientist Programmes.

Bachelor or Master Students: If you are an undergraduate or master’s student, explore opportunities through the Aalto Science Institute International Summer Research Programme or the Erasmus+ Programme.

Get in Touch!

We are excited about your interest in joining our lab, and we are here to support you throughout this process. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at We look forward to welcoming you to our community and working together to achieve groundbreaking discoveries!