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
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New surface makes oil contamination remove itself
Researchers of Aalto University have developed surfaces where oil transports itself to desired directions.
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Defence of dissertation in the field of natural fiber products, Juuso Rantanen, M.Sc. (Tech.)
The title of the dissertation is "The manufacturing potential of micro and nanofibrillated cellulose composite papers".
Aalto decides on tuition fee amounts
Uniform pricing for the bachelor’s programme and the master’s programmes.
Defence of dissertation, Raimo Lilja, Lic.Sc.(Tech)
The title of the dissertation: "Promoting waste prevention in industry - search for policy instruments".
Science and art
The rebirth of pulp
CHEMARTS brings together biomaterials and design students. Their encounters sprout ideas that can make the world a better place.
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Defence of dissertation in the field of bioproduct technology, Ville Pihlajaniemi, M.Sc. (Tech.)
The title of the dissertation "Pretreatment categories, process alternatives and material characteristics in enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose".