The research within WWSC

The research within WWSC is focused on the development of wood nanoscience and nanotechnology. It comprises research on nanocellulose, nanostructured wood fibers, modified wood, and other components, such as lignin and hemicelluloses. Research is also conducted on technologies for extraction and modification, as well as material systems from wood biopolymers, including wood-based electronics.

Thematically divided into five programs, the WWSC overall research program aims for scientific excellence through acquiring a fundamental understanding of complex phenomena, alongside the development of novel materials with extended property range and functionality, based on forest resources.

WWSC Program 1: Wood components – extraction, characterization and properties

tudying of wood processing steps in a materials biorefinery perspective to provide wood components – cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin – with defined properties.

WWSC Program 2: Biobased polymers and modelling

Bio-based monomers and biopolymers – benign processing into materials and structure-property relationships

WWSC Program 3: Fibres and fibre nanotechnology

CNF in fibre form for advanced application

WWSC Program 4: Composites for energy and electronics

Complexing forest-based biopolymers with functional materials aiming for eco-friendly and high-performing energy, electronics, and photonics technology

WWSC Program 5: Biocomposites and wood materials

Designing and processing of solid biocomposites and wood-based materials to obtain controlled structures in order to extend the property range of the materials, or to provide new functions.