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Gabriella Mastantuoni

Project: 5.1.4 Wood based multifunctional materials and applications
Supervisor: Qi Zhou
Project planned to end: 04/2023

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My research purpose is to investigate and understand the effect of the extraction processes and chemical modifications on the wood porous structure and how it effects its morphological and mechanical properties. The objective of this project is to further study the immobilization of functional moieties on the wood template by chemical and enzymatic approaches by developing protocols for modification of accessible surfaces. The obtained functional wood materials are going to be developed for applications in wastewater treatment, bio-diagnostics and sensing.