PhD project: Sustainable fibrillation of wood for use as reinforcement in biocomposite
Supervisor: Kristiina Oksman
Dissertation planned to: 2026
The research area is focused on developing energy-efficient methods for the fibrillation of wood. Fibrillation will be carried out through the extrusion process using twin-screw extruders, followed by compounding the fibrillated fibers with a suitable matrix to develop biocomposites in a one-step process.
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.