Kristiina Oksman
Kristiina Oksman

Kristiina Oksman

Professor, Chaired Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Material Science
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
+46 (0)920 493371
E170a Luleå

Fields of Expertise

Wood thermoplastic composites
Composites from renewable raw materials
Biopolymer based nanocomposites


My research interests are composite materials from renewable resources with a focus on

* Composite processing technologies
* Relationship between micro structure and mechanical behavior
* Composites long term properties

I received my PhD from Luleå University of Technology, in Sweden 1997 on wood thermoplastic composites. After a period as project leader at SICOMP (Swedish Institute of Composites) in Piteå, Sweden I was appointed as professor at Polymers and polymer based composites at NTNU 2001 and now as Adjunct professor in the University of Toronto at Faculty of Forestry. I have collaborated with Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, USA since 1994 being a visiting scientist on wood thermoplastic composites during several time periods and also working in a organizing committee on wood fiber thermoplastic composite conference, which is held every second year in Madison. The most important collaboration partners are University of Toronto, Centre for Biocomposites and Biomaterials Processing in Toronto, Canada, Chalmers Technical University, Biopolymer Technology, in Gothenburg, Sweden, Helsinki University, Department of Applied Chemistry and Microbiology in Helsinki, Finland and with Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, USA on wood thermoplastic composites and on bio-nanocomposites.


Undergraduate courses:

TMM 4215 Wood Composites; Processing, Properties and Products

Participation in upcoming conferences

Upcoming publications

Nanofibers from Bagasse and Rice Straw: Process Optimization and Properties

Authors:ML Hassan, AP Mathew, EA Hassan, NA El-Wakil (submitted to Wood Sci and Tech)


Article in journal

Aligned plasticized polylactic acid cellulose nanocomposite tapes (2018)

Effect of drawing conditions
Singh. A, Geng. S, Herrera Vargas. N, Oksman. K
Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing, ISSN: 1359-835X, Vol. 104, s. 101-107
Conference paper

Aligned polylactic acid based nanocomposite reinforced using a tiny amount of functionalized cellulose nanofibers (2018)

Geng. S, Yao. K, Zhou. Q, Oksman. K
Paper presented at : 72nd Forest Products Society (FPS) International Convention, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, June 11–14, 2018
Article in journal

Biodegradation and ecotoxicological impact of celluose nanocomposites in municipal solid waste composting (2018)

Salehpour. S, Jonoobi. M, Ahmadzadeh. M, Siracusa. V, Rafieian. F, Oksman. K
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, ISSN: 0141-8130, Vol. 111, s. 264-270
Article in journal

Cellulose nanofiber aerogels impregnated with bio-based epoxy using vacuum infusion (2018)

Structure, orientation and mechanical properties
Nissilä. T, Karhula. S, Saarakkala. S, Oksman. K
Composites Science And Technology, ISSN: 0266-3538, Vol. 155, s. 64-71
Article in journal

Dielectric barrier discharge plasma treatment of cellulose nanofibre surfaces (2018)

Kusano. Y, Madsen. B, Berglund. L, Aitomäki. Y, Oksman. K
Surface Engineering, ISSN: 0267-0844, Vol. 34, nr. 11, s. 825-831