Starting from January 2023, WWSC Academy will have a new management team as Anette Larsson, Lauren McKee and Igor Zozoulenko take over the lead. The research graduate school has since the start of WWSC been one of the backbones in the center, creating a common knowledge platform and network for the PhD students.
WWSC researchers have developed a new kind of wood-based degradable biocomposite with semi-structural strength. Unlike thermoplastic, the material can be degraded without harming the environment. The findings have been published in Nature Communications.
The beamline ForMAX at MAX IV, specially designed for advanced studies on materials from the forest, is now opening for experiments! Researchers from Wallenberg Wood Science Center are among the first to perform experiments at the beamline.
Tiina Nypelö, Associate professor at Chalmers and WWSC member, is starting a new position at the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Aalto University.
Four minutes to present your research for an audience of high school students – that’s the premises for the research communication competition Researcher’s Grand Prix. WWSC researcher Tomas Rosén accepted the challenge in tough competition won the Stockholm edition. Now awaits the national final 1st of December.
WWSC researcher Francisco Vilaplana, Associate Professor at KTH, has been appointed as Head of Plant Structure and Health at Oatly Food Science. He will integrate his part-time appointments at both KTH and Oatly, in order to strengthen the research and collaboration towards sustainable and healthy plant-based food products and materials.
The week after Midsummer, WWSC hosted visits at KTH from the Austrian government and from the research management at Scania. Both visits included presentations, lab demos, and enthusiastic discussions on the possibilities for using forest raw materials to create material solutions for a sustainable future.
This year’s WWSC Summer Workshop was held at Marstrand on the Swedish west coast and included invited lectures by internationally renowned researchers, and the traditional pitch- and poster session with the PhD students. Excellent presentations by all PhD students made the competition tough, but in the end three winners could be named.
WWSC researcher Mika Sipponen, Stockholm University, is one of the 16 selected researchers in the Foundation for Strategic Research’s program Research Leader of the Future.
A new method for the creating of insulating nanostructures in the pores of wood-based aerogels developed by WWSC researchers gives
materials with better insulation than conventional fossil-based insulation materials.
From fundamental research in WWSC to industrial pilot scale – the material that can replace polystyrene foam
The cellulose material Papira is a bio-based and recyclable replacement for fossil-based foam materials such as polystyrene, in everyday speech is called styrofoam. What started as fundamental research within the research center WWSC has been further developed by Stora Enso, that recently inaugurated a pilot facility for the fibre-based foam material. On April 1, an event was held to highlight the journey from fundamental research to industrial pilot.