Thesis defense

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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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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Defence of doctoral thesis: Canyan Che – Electrochemical reaction of quinines at conducting polymer electrodes for electrical energy devices

Linköpings universitet, Campus Norrköping Opponent: Prof. Mieczyslaw Lapkowski, Silesian University of Technology Supervisor: Prof. Xavier Crispin, Linköping University Co-supervisors: Magnus Jonsson, Mikhail Vagin, Viktor Gueskine, Linköping University Update 191128: Due to technical problems, the live-streaming is cancelled. The presentation will be made available at www.treesearch.se/forskning/treeseach-defences after the defence. Abstract: Proton-coupled multielectron transfer reactions are of great abundance in Nature. In …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Shaobo Han– Thermoelectric polymer-cellulose composite aerogels

Linköpings universitet, Campus Norrköping Opponent: Prof. Rachel Segalman, University of California Supervisor: Prof. Xavier Crispin, Linköping University The presentation will be streamed on this page. Abstract: Thermoelectric materials are scrutinized as energy materials and sensing materials. Indeed, they convert thermal energy into electrical energy. In addition, those materials are actively sensitive to a temperature modification through the generation …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Valentina Guccini – Nanocellulose: Energy Applications and Self- Assembly

Stockholms universitet Opponent: Prof. Olli Ikkala, Aalto University Supervisor: Germán Salazar-Alvarez, Stockholm University Welcome to take part of the thesis defense at Stockholm University. Abstract Technologies based on renewable materials are required to decrease the environmental cost and promote the development of a sustainable society. In this regard, nanocellulose extracted from wood finds many applications thanks …

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Defence of doctoral thesis: Viviane Forsberg – Liquid-phase exfoliation of two-dimensional materials

Mittuniversitetet Opponent: Professor Luis Miguel Nunes Pereira, New University of Lisbon FCT-UNL Supervisor: Professor Magnus Norgren Co-Supervisor: Professor Håkan Olin Welcome to take part of the dissertation at Mid Sweden University. The presentation will be made available at www.treesearch.se/forskning/treeseach-defences after the defense.  Abstract  After the unprecedented success of graphene research, other materials that can also be exfoliated into thin …

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