Project theme: 3–material forming

Fundamentals of nanoscale assembly of cellulose nanofiber

I am interested in fundamentals of cellulose nanofibers (CNF) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) in dilute, semi-dilute, and crowded environment. Specifically, for CNFs, semi-flexibility of fibers and its effect on nano-scale dynamics is a key aspect of my project. At the moment, combining simulations with experiments (X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy) is the strategy to proceed the …

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Hybrid Glycoproteins from Wheat Bran as Platform Materials

Vetekli är det yttre skiktet som omger kornens frövita och utgör den huvudsakliga biprodukten från vetemalningsprocessen och står för cirka 300 000 ton per år i Sverige. Vetekli används för närvarande nästan uteslutande industriellt som djurfoder på grund av lågt organoleptiskt värde och näringsvärde för mänsklig konsumtion. Vetekli innehåller emellertid en stor andel värdefulla biomolekyler …

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WWSC2.0 Lignin Materials

We investigate how lignin-derived carbon materials can be tailored for use in electronic applications, primarily as electrodes in electrochemical capacitors.

Modeling, processing and optimization of highly-filled polymer wood fiber composites 

Biocomposites are a critical ingredient in the context of overarching societal efforts to increase the use of renewable materials. Therefore, the use of polymer with natural fiber reinforcements is expected to increase significantly. A current drive for polymer biocomposites is to maximize the use of renewable content in mass production systems. However, the full potential …

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Structure, Dynamics and Interactions of Nanofibres in Dilute Hydrodynamically Forced Systems

The ever increasing threat from climate change has spurred the demand for innovative, sustainable materials that could reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Dispersions of cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs), derived from wood, can be spun into filaments that exhibit favourable mechanical properties. However, the structure, dynamics and interactions of the CNFs during the spinning process, which …

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Real time 4D X-ray microtomography Imaging and analysis of water transport mechanisms in sustainable paper straws

At present, there are no quantitative experimental studies for liquid transport with relevant spatial and temporal resolution in cellulose fiber networks. This project aims to improve the understanding of the dynamic interplay between water transport processes and the cellulose fiber network. In this way, the proportion of sorption of water in pores and cell walls …

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Colloidal properties of nanocellulose dispersions

The project aim is to control the stability and orientation of nanocellulose particles, by understanding the fundamental colloidal interactions between them in aqueous media. The information will then be used to create ordered and self-organized structures from nanocellulose dispersions. This knowledge is of great importance, since many nanocellulose based materials today are produced directly from …

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FibreFuse – Biobaserade kolfiber: Hur undviks att biobaserade kolfibrer fastnar i varandra under tillverkningen?

Att använda kolfibrer som armering i kompositer ger ett lättviktsmaterial som kan ersätta stål, aluminium eller glasfiber i många konstruktioner, t.ex. i fordonsindustrin eller till turbinbladen i vindkraftverk. Dessvärre är dagens kommersiella kolfibrer för dyra för många tillämpningar och även tillverkade av fossilbaserade polymerer. Lignin har länge ansetts vara en speciellt attraktiv kandidat som råmaterial …

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HEALIX

This project is about development of novel wound dressing materials  and we are  making  cellulose nanofiber hydrogels from wood as raw material.  

Ex situ and in situ advanced electron microscopy of enzymatic action for biomass tailoring and transport paths in conducting fibres and yarns

The structure of wood is complex with many components. As new cellulose-based materials and devices are to be developed and optimized it is crucial to understand the material microstructure of wood and also the properties of its individual microstructural constituents. Electron microscopy offers a unique capability for site specific imaging, diffraction and spectroscopy with high  …

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Hållbara isoleringsmaterial för efterisolering av byggnader

Projektets huvudsakliga syfte är att utveckla teknik som kan bidra till att förbättra energieffektiviteten i de stora hyreshus som byggdes på 1960- och 1970-talet och bidra till att uppnå detta på ett hållbart sätt. Ambitionen är att utveckla ett isoleringsmaterial som är 100% biobaserat och återvinningsbart via kartongåtervinningen och därmed bidra till omställningen till en …

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