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Wood and Bionanocomposites

Our research focuses on the development of new materials from renewable resources towards state-of-the-art applications with excellent properties and novel functionalities.

Advanced materials that can be extracted from renewable resources, such as cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and chitin, provide tremendous possibilities in the development of new sustainable products for environmentally friendly applications. The research scope of our group includes energy-efficient isolation of renewable nanomaterials, large-scale manufacturing bionanocomposites, and synthesizing different types of green carbon materials from lignin. The potential of these developed materials for diverse applications are also investigated, such as biomedical, advanced electronics, high-performance constructions, packaging, energy storage, membrane filtration and gas adsorption.




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Nanoscientist are awarded the Skyttean Prize

Shiyu Geng, associate senior lecturer of materials science at Luleå University of Technology, has received the Royal Skyttean Society's award for young researchers. The prize money is SEK 20,000.

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Vattenfall's Prize for best doctoral dissertation 2020

Linn Berglund, Associate Senior Lecturer in Wood and Bionanocomposites at Luleå University of Technology, has been awarded the 2020 Prize for the best Doctoral dissertation at Luleå University of Technology by Vattenfall.

Elisabeth wetterlund
New Deputy programme manager of Bio4Energy

Elisabeth Wetterlund, associate professor of Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, has been appointed new deputy director of the research environment Bio4Energy. Bio4Energy is a Swedish strategic research environment with emphasis on research that uses the forest as raw material for sustainable production of energy carriers, new materials and biofuels.