Contact information

Please contact primarily by e-mail
address are form: firstname.lastname [at] aalto [dot] fi

Head of department

Turkka Keinonen, Head of Departmet,
Professor of Design
 +358 50 57 231 33

Kirsi Niinimäki, Vice head
Professor of Fashion Research
mobile +358 50 569 3359

Sampsa Hyysalo Head of research
Professor of Co-design, charge of Doctoral Education
mobile +358 50 594 61 37

Ramia Mazé, Head of education
Professor of Practice, New Frontiers in Design
mobile +358 50 40 100 30

Heads of Bachelor’s major Programmes

Eero Miettinen Professor
Design and International Product Development
Mobile  +358 40 701 5369

Kirsi Niinimäki Professor of Fashion Research
Mobile +358 50 569 3359

Interior Architecture
Pentti Kareoja Professor of Spatial Design
Mobile +358 40 76 806 59

Heads of Master’s Programmes

Creative Sustainability
Mikko Jalas Professor
of Sustainable Consumption
Mobile +358 50 44 339 77

Collaborative and Industrial Design
Andres Lucero Professor of Interaction Design
Mobile +358 50 37 24 428

Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design
Kirsi Niinimäki Professor of Fashion Research
Mobile +358 50 569 3359

International Design Business Management (IDBM),
Peter Mc Grory, Senior Lecturer,
Design Entrepreneurship
Mobile +358 50 303 6543

Product and Spatial Design
Pentti Kareoja Professor of Spatial Design
Mobile +358 40 76 806 59


Beidler Jaana Professor of Colour and Material Design
Berglund Eeva Adjunct professor, Environmental Policy
Fagerlund Hilkka-Maija Lecturer of Textile Design
Gaziulusoy Idil Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design
Hirvonen Pirjo  Professor of Fashion Design
Hyysalo Sampsa  Professor of Co-design
Hyötyläinen Ilona Lecturer of Functional Clothing and Accessory Design
Jalas Mikko Professor of Practice of Sustainable Consumption
Kareoja Pentti  Professor of Spatial Design
Keinonen Turkka  Professor of Design
Kokkonen Ville-Pietari Professor of Practice, Furniture Design
Korvenmaa Pekka  Professor of Design and Culture
Lahdenmäki Nathalie Lecturer of Industrial Product Design
Laitinen Tuomas Lecturer of Fashion Design
Lehtonen Miikka J.  Visiting Assistant Professor of Design Business Management
Leppisaari Anna-Mari University teacher of Textile Design
Lucero Andrés Associate Professor, Interaction Design
Mattelmäki Tuuli  Professor of Design, Product and Service Design (on research leave 1.8.2017- 31.7.2017 )
Mazé Ramia  Professor of Practice, New Frontiers in Design
Mc Grory Peter  Senior University Lecturer, Design Entrepreneurship
Miettinen Eero  Professor of Practice, Design and International Product Development
Mäkelä Maarit  Professor of Practice Led Design Research
Määttänen Heikki Lecturer of Interior Architecture
Niinimäki Kirsi  Professor of Fashion Research
Paavilainen Heidi University teacher of Design
Palmu Jane Lecturer
Person Oscar  Assistant Professor of Design Integration
Pirinen Antti  University Lecturer of Spatial and Service Design
Puintila Simo Lecturer of Industrial Design
Relander Martin Lecturer of Furniture Design
Roto Virpi  Professor of Practice, Experience design
Sahi Karola Lecturer of Wood materials in Design
Salolainen Maarit  Adjunct Professor of 3D Surface Design, especially textile materials
Uusitalo Severi Lecturer of Digital Design
van der Lei Anna-Marie  University teacher of Contemporary Design 
Whalen Jack  Adjunct Professor of Design and Ethnographic Research
Vienamo Teppo Lecturer of Prototyping in Design
Vänskä Annamari Adjunct Professor, Fashion research


Research groups

Fashion/Textile FUTURES -research group
Kirsi Niinimäki Professor of Fashion Research
+358 50 56 93 359

Encore – Engaging co-design research group
Virpi Roto Professor of Practice
+358 50 92 40 31

Embodied Design -research group
Andrés Lucero Associate Professor,
Interaction Design

Empirica - Art, Design and Culture -research group
Maarit Mäkelä Professor of Practice Led Design Research
 +358 50 37 221 68

INUSE – The users and innovation research group
Sampsa Hyysalo Professor of Co-design
 +358 50 59 461 37

Nodus – sustainable design research group
Idil Gaziulusoy Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design
+358 50 56 711 37

SDIM- Strategic Design Integration and Management
-research group
Oscar Person Assistant professor of Design Integration
+358 50 56 443 71


Study Coordinators

Bachelor’s major Programmes in Fashion,
Bachelor’s major Programmes in Design
Kristiina Tengvall Study Coordinator
tel. +358 50 35 247 09

Bachelor’s major Programme in Interior Architecture
Hanna Muilu Study Coordinator
tel. +358 50 44 600 40

Master’s Programme in Product and Spatial Design,
Master’s Programme in Contemporary Design
Mervi Palva Study Coordinator
tel. +358 50 51 381 80

Master’s Programme in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design
Helena Kurkela Planning officer
tel.+358 50 43 307 36

Master’s Programme in Collaborative and Industrial Design
Aila Laakso Amanuensis
tel. +358 50 56 91 911

Master’s Programmes in Creative Sustainability and
International Design Business Management (IDBM)
Naoko Nakagawa Study Coordinator
tel. +358 50 36 139 28

HR and Communication

Päivi Niemi
tel. +358 50  501 8434

HR secretary
Irene Hummelin
tel. +358 50 59 661 63

Department's communication issues, Coordinator
Kirsi Turkia
tel. +358 50 31 521 55


Controller Maria Vihervä
tel. +358 50 31 521 65

Design research
Project Controller
Johanna Rauhaniemi
tel. +358 50 43 179 11

Assistant Controller
Milla Helminen
tel. +358 46 923 3695

Travel Team
+358 29 44 29 291



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