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Defence of doctoral thesis: Karishma Jain – Design of Cellulose-Based Electrically Conductive Composites: Fundamentals, Modifications, and Scale-up

KTH The defense is taking place at room F3, KTH campus, and online via Zoom. Opponent:Professor Davide Beneventi, University of Grenoble-Alpes, France Supervisors: Prof. Lars Wågberg, KTH, Dr Per Larsson, KTH Abstract: Modern demand for consumer electronics is fueling the generation of ‘E-waste.’ Furthermore, theraw materials and manufacturing methods used in the fabrication of electronics are …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Claudia Esteves – Pulp strength enhancement by oxygen delignification

KTH / RISE The defense is taking place at room F3, KTH campus, and online via Zoom. Opponent: Professor Christine Chirat, Grenoble INP – Pagora, UGA Supervisors: Dr. Elisabet Brännvall, Ingenjörspedagogik, KTH, Docent Olena Sevastyanova, KTH, and Professor Sören Östlund, KTH Follow the defense on zoom here Abstract: Oxygen delignification is widely used in the pulp …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Andreas Bengtsson – Biobased carbon fibers from solution spun lignocellulosic precursors

KTH / RISE The defense is taking place at room F3, KTH campus, and online via Zoom. Opponent:Professor Johannes Ganster, Fraunhofer IAP Supervisors:Professor Monica Ek, KTH, Dr Maria Sedin, RISE, Docent Elisabet Brännvall, KTH, and Docent Elisabeth Sjöholm, KTH Follow the defense on zoom here Abstract: Carbon fibers (CFs) have excellent mechanical properties and a low …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Jonas Garemark – Integrated Cellulosic Wood Aerogel Structures

KTH The defense is taking place at room F3 and online via Zoom. Opponent: Dr Gustav Nyström, ETH Zürich  Supervisor: Assistant Professor Yuanyuan Li, KTH, Professor Lars Berglund, KTH Follow the defense on zoom here Abstract Highly porous aerogels based on renewable materials that possess structural functionality are appealing for sustainable energy regulation and harvesting. Achieving structural anisotropy …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Martin Höglund – Optical Functionalization of Transparent Wood Biocomposites

KTH The defense is taking place at room F3 and online via Zoom. Opponent: Professor Jonsson Magnus, Linköpings universitet Supervisor: Professor Lars Berglund, KTH Follow the defense on zoom here Abstract Transparent wood (TW) biocomposites combines load-bearing properties with high transmittance of light. TW consists of a reinforcing wood substrate that has been infiltrated with a polymer matrix. …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Erik Jungstedt – Deformation and Fracture Behavior of Transparent Wood-Polymer Biocomposites

KTH The defense is taking place at room Kollegiesalen, KTH and via Zoom. Opponent: Bent Sørensen, DTU Supervisor: Professor Lars Berglund, KTH Follow the defense on zoom here  Abstract: Transparent wood-polymer biocomposites (TWPBs) are interesting wood-based materials with a unique combination of optical transmittance and mechanical properties. The wood substrate is delignified (removal of lignin) while the wood …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Hanieh Mianehrow – Two-dimensional Nanocomposites Based on Cellulose Nanofibrils and Graphene Oxide

KTH | WWSC The defense is taking place at room F3, KTH and online via Zoom. Opponent: Aji Mathew, Stockholms universitet Supervisor:Professor Lars Berglund, KTH Follow the defense on zoom here  Abstract: Two-dimensional (2D) nanocomposites based on cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) and 2D nanomaterials are of interest as sustainable materials combining functional and structural properties. To achieve reinforcement …

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Aerogels of nanocellulose is an extremely leightweight  type of material. The photo shows an aerogel on a part of a flower.

Nanocellulose aerogels for future biomedical applications

Nanocellulose aerogels are a relatively new type of lightweight material where around 99% of the material consists of air. Research has shown the potential for nanocellulose arogels, among other things, for high-performance insulation and purification of water, but the process of making them has required special equipment such as shock freezing with liquid nitrogen followed …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Calvin Brett – Neutron and X-ray Surface Scattering Reveals the Morphology of Soft Matter Thin Films

KTH | WWSC Opponent: Professor Orlando Rojas, University of British Columbia Supervisors: Professor Daniel Söderberg, KTH and professor Mats Johansson, KTH Follow the defense on zoom here Abstract: The last decades have been overshadowed by reports about the seemingly endless increase use of fossil-based resources. With the development of new products, our mindset is changing so that …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Malin Nordenström – Colloidal interactions and arrested dynamics of cellulose nanofibrils

KTH | WWSC Opponent: Professor Wim Thielemans, KU Leuven Supervisor: Professor Lars Wågberg, KTH Co-supervisors: Torbjörn Pettersson, KTH,  Professor Lars Göran Ödberg, KTH,  Andreas Fall, RISE Bioeconomy The defense is held online in a Zoom webinar. Register to attend the defense at https://kth-se.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wiozRA2pQouX_V86UAOGYA or by clicking the button below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Joanna Wojtasz-Mucha – Pre-extraction of wood component – Mild hydrothermal methods for a future materials biorefinery

Chalmers / WWSC Opponent: Mats Galbe, Lund University The thesis defense will be online via Zoom in a password-protected meeting. Welcome to contact the chairman for the thesis defense, Tuve Mattson (tuve.mattsson@chalmers.se)  to obtain the password for the meeting. Link to the meeting: https://chalmers.zoom.us/j/64133638529 Abstract Today there is an increasing urgency in discovering new, and …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Marie Bäckström – The effect of environment on refining efficiency of kraft pulps

KTH Opponent: Docent Leif Robertsen, Åbo Akademi Supervisors: Professor Monica Ek and Professor Lennart Salmén The seminar will be available for streaming via Zoom webinar https://kth-se.zoom.us/j/66667478550 Follow the defense here Abstract Although the pulp and paper mill processes have been operational for long time there is still a need to understand the unit operations in paper …

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