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.
Yuanyuan Li, Assistant Professor at KTH, is the winner of the European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE) Junior Scientist Award 2021.
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!
WWSC researchers have identified the individual contribution of xylans and mannans to the plant cell wall integrity
2020-03-19. When the healthcare in Sweden face a severe material crisis in the current covid-19 outbreak, the chemistry department at Stockholm University decided to contribute!