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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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Scientific Session: Associate Professor Stefan Spirk

Cellulose Thin Film Technology Welcome to a seminar with Dr Stefan Spirk from Institute of Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology at Graz University of Technology. Dr. Spirk’s research interests deal with biobased materials with a focus on cellulose and how these can be implemented in advanced technologies such as optoelectronics, energy and medical applications. In this seminar …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Chao Chen – Development of Non-leaching Antibacterial Approaches on Cellulose-based Substrates and Their Mechanisms

KTH Opponent: Dr Stefan Spirk, Graz University of Technology Supervisor: Professor Monica Ek, KTHCo-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 fast …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Justin Xuan Yang – Eco-friendly Holocellulose Materials for Mechanical Performance and Optical Transmittance

KTH / WWSC Opponent: Associate professor Eero Kontturi, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland Supervisor: Lars Berglund KTH The seminar will be streamed on this page Abstract Cellulosic materials can be sustainable replacements for fossil-based plastics; yet for some applications improvements are needed for mechanical properties, optical transmittance and eco-friendly characteristics. In this thesis, holocellulose materials are …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Andrea Träger – Strategies for Molecular Engineering of Macroscopic Adhesion and Integrity Focusing on Cellulose Based Materials

KTH Opponent: Professor Matthew Tirrell, The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Supervisor: Lars Wågberg, KTH, Cosupervisors: Eva Malmström, KTH, Anna Carlmark KTH Welcome to take part of the thesis defense at KTH. Abstract Many aspects of modern human life pose a strain on the delicate ecosystems around us. One example is marine litter …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Johan Erlandsson – Controlled assembly and functionalisation of cellulosa-based materials

KTH Opponent: Mikael Lindström, RISE Bioeconomy Supervisor: Lars Wågberg, KTH Co-supervisors: Per Larsson, KTH and Hjalmar Granberg, RISE Bioeconomy Welcome to take part of the thesis defense at KTH or follow the presentation online on this page. Abstract The environmental effects caused by the use of fossil-based resources have intensified and driven society and research towards …

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Scientific Session: Professor Matthew Tirrell

Polymers in multi-valent ionic media: New physics and new materials Professor Matthew Tirrell is a pioneering researcher in the fields of biomolecular engineering and nanotechnology, specializing in the manipulation and measurement of the surface properties of polymers, materials that consist of long, flexible chain molecules. His work combines microscopic measurements of intermolecular forces with the …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Patric Kvist – Diffusion of large molecules in steam-exploded wood

Chalmers Opponent: Lennart Salmén, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Welcome to take part of the dissertation at Chalmers. Abstract The diffusion of large molecules in wood pre-treated with steam explosion is important to understand in the context of the materials biorefinery. Steam explosion is a pretreatment method used to both open up the internal structure …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Jonatan Henschen – Bio-based preparation of nanocellulose and functionalization using polyelectrolytes

KTH Supervisor: Professor Monica Ek,, KTH Opponent: Assoc. Prof. Emily Cranston, University British Columbia, Canada Treesearch is streaming the presentation part on this page  Abstract Nanocellulose is a material which can be extracted from wood, and in recent years it has received great attention for its interesting properties and wide range of possible applications. With the aim …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Saina Kishani – On the Solubility of Wood Hemicelluloses in Water and its Influence on the Adsorption at Cellulose/Water Interfaces

KTH | WWSC Supervisor: Professor Lars Wågberg, KTH Opponent: Dr. Bernard Cathala, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, Frankrike Treesearch is streaming the presentation part on this page Abstract Hemicelluloses are a group of natural polysaccharides and one of the main components of wood. The availability and biodegradability of these polymers have created a great interest …

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