Catwalk of fibres
The Department of Forest Products Technology is one of the four departments of Aalto University School of Chemical Technology. It is the leading unit in research and higher education in the forest products technologies in Europe and globally, with an average of 60 M.Sc. and 8-10 D.Sc. degrees annually.
Finite fossil fuel reserves and their negative impact on the environment require the shift from fossil to bio-renewable carbon feedstock. However, the recalcitrant nature of lignocellulose prevents access to its molecular building blocks. It is thus the general goal of our department to develop efficient pretreatment and fractionation processes to gain access to the native biopolymers for subsequent chemical transformation. Besides the development of valorization routes for lignin and hemicelluloses, the main emphasis of our department is placed on the development of high-quality fiber products from lignocellulose and cellulose, highlighted as the Catwalk of Fibers:
- Maskless, High-Precision, Persistent, and Extreme Wetting-Contrast Patterning in an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
- Advantages of regenerated cellulose fibres as compared to flax fibres in the processability and mechanical performance of thermoset composites
- Hybrid Supramolecular and Colloidal Hydrogels that Bridge Multiple Length Scales
- The effect of material selection on life cycle energy balance: A case study on a hypothetical building model in Finland
- Life cycle assessment of wood construction according to the normative standards
Chemistry happens in the Freshman labs
Course participants analysed, planned and 'danced the samba' - with workplace skills in mind.
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Väitös sellutekniikan alalta, Markus Paananen, M.Sc. (Tech.)
The title of the dissertation: "High-yield Pulping of Scots Pine under Strongly Alkaline Conditions".
Professor Rauno Sairinen awarded grant by Tapani Järvinen Environmental Technology Fund
Sairinen’s research has supported the development of environmental responsibility of mining in Finland.
Lectures and seminars
The annual seminar of the Department of Forest Products for researchers, students and representatives from industry.
Researchers developed manufacturing method for microbatteries with organic electrode materials
Lithium terephthalate is a recently found anode material for a lithium-ion battery.
Defence of dissertation in the field of processing of materials, Markus Aspiala M.Sc. (Tech.)
The title of the dissertation: "A compilation of thermodynamic properties measured with an advanced EMF arrangement".