WWSC Academy

WWSC Academy is a graduate student school with two, week long, courses per year. In this academy student will get an overview of the research field within renewable materials from wood and gain knowledge of topics not directly connected to their current research. During the academy the student will connect with each other to nurture future collaborations and meet industry on site visits to get an overview of the Swedish forest industry. The aim is to facilitate for collaborations and to close the gap between academic research and industry.

For further information, contact:
Prof Paul Gatenholm, Graduate School Coordinator
Chalmers, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Phone: +46317723407
E-mail: paul.gatenholm@chalmers.se


WWSC Academy during site visit at Borregaard, Norway. Winter 2015.
WWSC Academy during site visit at Borregaard, Norway. Winter 2015.

 

Creative biorefinery art competition 2nd place.

Creative biorefinery art competition 2nd place.

 

Creative biorefinery art competition 1st place.

Creative biorefinery art competition 1st place.


Phase II of the WWSC academy contains the following courses:

  • From Wood Chips to Material Components,

Sarpsborg Norway with site visit to Biorefinery at Borregaard, Winter 2015, 16-21 March, 2015

  • Biotechnology: Biosynthesis and Wood cell wall assembly,

Umeå with site visit to UPS, Summer 2015

  • Native and Man-Made Wood Based Fibers and Textiles,

Göteborg , Site visit to SCA Hygien Products and Textile Cluster in Borås, Winter 2016

  • Wood Biopolymers. Characterization. Structure-Properties Relationships,

Joint with Finland, Åland, Summer 2016

  • Interactions in multicomponent materials from trees; Towards Innovative products,

Varberg, Site visit to Södra, Winter 2017

  • Biocomposites; Materials and Processing,

Site visit to Innventia, Stockholm, Summer 2017

  • Nanotechnology for New Materials from Trees,

Bohuslän, Visit to Eka and AkzoNobel, Winter 2018

  • IPR, Innovation process, From idea to product and market,

Värmland, Visit to Stora Enso R&D, Skoghall and Paper Province, Summer 2018