Project: Bio-based fiber and nanomaterial composites
Supervisor: Tiina Nypelo
Project planned to end: 2020-08-31
The researcher will work on the formulation and preparation of wood-based composites in a scale that enables resolving flow field – filler/additive interactions. The starting point will be cellulose nanoparticles. Project Goals: • Resolve cellulose nanoparticle flow and rheology characteristics in concentrated dispersions and its relation to manufacturing and processing. • Relate composite microstructure-manufacturing-performance in a scale relevant for sustainability conscious industries. • Develop flow-based processing for cellulose nanoparticles for films and coatings. • Develop realistic constitutive models including the effects of composition on the material shear and extensional thermo-rheological (flow) response
Research theme: 1–wood components, 4–material concepts
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.