The WWSC researchers behind the spin-off CelluXtreme, the WWSC researchers Daniel Söderberg and Fredrik Lundell, are two of the admitted to this year’s Bicky Chakraborty Entrepreneur Program. The program is supporting people from KTH whose innovations can create jobs and prosperity in Sweden.
Researchers from WWSC at Chalmer and KTH have together with researchers from Sweden, Finland and South Korea developed conducting cellulose yarns that can be used for making electronic textiles. The developed textile yarns displayed record-high bulk conductivity of 36 Scm–1 and could be washed multiple times.
The organic chemist Renee Kroon gets inspired by scientific discussions between students and colleagues and by collaboratively turning the ideas into new materials. In July 2020 he joined WWSC as an associate professor at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE) at Linköping University, thereby strengthening WWSC in the field of synthesis of semiconductor polymers for organic electronics.
Trees that until now have become paper and wood should soon also be used for clothing, windows and fuel for cars, boats, and aircrafts. And in order to have a sufficient supply of wood, scientists must ensure that the forests grow faster and are capable of doing so in a future changing climate. Watch the new possibilities by the forest related research in a new video by KAW!