Our multidisciplinary research unit is composed of two research groups: (1) Cellulose and (2) Inorganic binders research group.
The Cellulose research team focuses on biomaterials and chemicals derived from various lignocellulose resources – especially on cellulose of nano- and micromaterials, their hybrid structures with inorganics/biocompounds and their applications. These include bionanochemicals such as adsorbents, flocculation agents, surfactants, emulsifiers and novel green materials such as barriers and films, filaments, foams, filters and membranes, nanopapers, and papermaking, biomedical and electronic applications. We are also focusing on lignocellulose modification using deep eutectic solvents and periodate oxidation chemistries.
The aim of our research is to find out new applications for inorganic side streams from process and energy industry. Main focus areas are different concrete-like materials, such as geopolymers. Our goal is to combine high level academic research and commercialization of the research results.
Our research focuses on the understanding of the reactivity of materials, processing of materials and the research on the properties of the end product. As we study the materials of the circular economy also the safety of the materials both from environmental and end-user viewpoint is our fundamental research target.
Last updated: 28.1.2020