Lars Evenäs’s research group has a focus on characterization methodology and materials development in the field of surface and colloid chemistry. The characterization is often based on the application of NMR spectroscopy, ranging from solid-state (e.g. molecular linearity in fibers) and diffusometry (e.g. molecular association in solution) to high-resolution methods (e.g. quantification of multi-functionalized polymers). From a materials perspective, molecular and supramolecular properties of biomass-based materials is one of the main interests where cellulose is the central polymer. Another focus is formulation and physical properties of core-shell particles in order to achieve controlled release of active substances from coatings or fibrillar materials.
Treesearch aims at creating a national platform to support the research on new materials from the forest. Research projects conducted within Treesearch research areas and the researchers who are active in these projects are welcome to join the platform.