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
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".
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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.
Stora Enso enters into strategic partnership with Aalto University
The company has signed strategic partnership also with Chalmers University of Technology and the Royal Institute of Technology.
Fibres from textile waste to be turned into new attractive consumer products
Trash textiles are a valuable resource that should not be left untapped. Aalto and VTT are participating in an EU project called Trash-2-Cash.
Lectures and seminars
Chemistry seminar series: Prof. Arunachala Kannan, Arizona State University
The title of the seminar is: "Molten Salts for Concentrating Solar Power application".
Lectures and seminars
Chemistry seminar series: Prof. Jakob Schiøtz, Technical University of Denmark
The title of the seminar is "Tuning the activity of Pt alloy electrocatalysts by means of the lanthanide contraction".