Advanced imaging of lignocellulosic and cellulose materials

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Date and time of the thesis defence

Place of the thesis defence

University of Oulu

Topic of the dissertation

Advanced imaging of lignocellulosic and cellulose materials

Doctoral candidate

Master of Science, MSc Mostafa Ismail

Faculty and unit

University of Oulu Graduate School, Faculty of Technology, Fibre and Particle Engineering

Subject of study

Doctoral degree program in process and environmental engineering


Professor Stephen Eichhorn, University of Bristol


Professor Henrikki Liimatainen, University of Oulu

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Advanced imaging of lignocellulosic and cellulose materials

Lignocelluloses are abundant and renewable biopolymeric materials that can be used in a wide range of applications, such as paper, packaging, and functional materials. Recent innovations in lignocelluloses have led to sustainable materials, such as nano- and microscale celluloses, which can be used in new areas, including electronics and biomedicine.
However, analyzing lignocelluloses is not easy, and new techniques are required. This is where advanced imaging techniques, such as fluorescence lifetime imaging, noninvasive laser confocal microscopy, and scanning transmission soft X-ray microscopy come in. These techniques were used to investigate and understand various lignocellulose and cellulose materials, providing valuable information on their properties and structure, which can lead to new and innovative applications.
Overall, the use of lignocelluloses and the development of new imaging techniques could revolutionize a wide range of industries, offering sustainable solutions that are both renewable and biodegradable.
Last updated: 23.1.2024