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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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Defence of doctoral thesis: Tianxiao Huang – Hydrophobization of cellulose for bio-based materials

KTH Opponent: Docent Merima Hasani, Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Supervisor: Professor Monica Ek, Fiber- och polymerteknologi The seminar will be on Zoom. Link to zoom: https://kth-se.zoom.us/j/63868851719   Abstract As a main structural component of plants, cellulose is naturally abundant and widely distributed on earth. Although the chemical formula of …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Hyeyun Kim – Wood-Based Nanocellulose In Lithium Ion Batteries and Electrochemical Coatings

KTH / WWSC Opponent: Doctor Davide Beneventi, Centre national de la recherche scientifique Supervisor: Professor Ann M. Cornell, Kemiteknik, Tillämpad elektrokemi, Wallenberg Wood Science Center The presentation will be streamed on this page Abstract Lithium ion batteries contain diverse functional polymeric materials, e.g. binders and separators. Naturally self-assembled wood cellulose can be disintegrated to nanosized …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Marcus Jawerth – Thermoset resins using technical lignin as a base constituent

KTH / WWSC Opponent: Professor Heikki Tenhu, University of Helsinki Supervisor: Professor Mats Johansson, Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Polymerteknologi, Fiber- och polymerteknologi The presentation will be streamed on this page Abstract The need to find sustainable paths for our society is imminent to tackle environmental concerns of today. The majority of all plastic materials are produced …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Jennie Berglund – Wood Hemicelluloses – Fundamental Insights on Biological and Technical Properties

KTH, WWSC Supervisor: Prof. Mikael Lindström, KTHOpponent:Prof. Maija Tenkanen, Helsingfors universitet, Finland “Hemicelluloses make up about 30% of wood, a renewable resource that can be used as a raw material replacing fossil based products. However, the hemicellulose fraction in wood has a large potential to be used in a better way. One global sustainability goal is …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Anna Ottenhall – Antimicrobial materials from cellulose using environmentally friendly techniques

KTH Opponent: Dr Stefan Spirk, Graz University of Technology Supervisor: Professor Monica Ek, KTH Co-supervisor: Josefin Illergård, KTH The seminar will be streamed on this page Abstract The layer-by-layer (LbL) technique is becoming a powerful tool that has been applied in many surface coatings and functionalizations in recent years. It has many advantages including a …

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