WWSC workshop June 2020

Welcome to this two-day WWSC workshop! This workshop is held online due to the covid-19 pandemic. Day 1 is designated to researcher’s response to crisis, and on day 2 younger researchers will present future research within WWSC’s five program areas.  


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Monday June 15

Researchers’ response to crisis

09:00 Welcome and introduction

Eva Malmström, Professor, Center Director

09:05  Multiplex analysis of immune response against Covid 

Sophia Hober, Professor,

09:35 Every breath you take – material properties for face masks

Lars Fingal, Material Development Director Nonwoven, Essity

10:05   How to build from a crisis – Hallandsås Construction Project as Showcase

Helena Parker, Chief Health and Safety Officer
Skanska Sweden

10:35 Break

10:45   Sewage System as an Indicator for COVID-19

Zeynep Cetecioglu Gurol, Assoc. Prof. 

11:05   Towards democratization of nucleic acid tests

Mahiar Hamedi, PhD 

11:25   Nanocellulose technologies to advance the nexus of food-energy-water systems

Benjamin Hsiao, Professor
Stony Brook University, USA

12:00   Concluding remarks

12:05 End of workshop day 1

Tuesday June 16

The future research within WWSC’s five program areas

09:00 Welcome and introduction

09:05  Wood hemicelluloses as hydrocolloids

Kirsi Mikkonen, Assist. Prof.
University of Helsinki, Finland

09:35 Understanding enzyme-substrate interactions of Glucuronoyl Esterases, enzymes involved in decoupling lignin and carbohydrates

Scott Mazurkewich, PhD

09:50  Ion-selective electrocatalysis: quinones conversion on
conducting polymer electrodes

Mikhail Vagin, PhD

10:05 Break

10:15  High Performing Flame-Retardant Materials from Surface or Bulk Nanostructuring of Biobased Components

Federico Carosio, Assoc. Prof.
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

10:45  Dewatering of cellulosic materials: From understanding in nanoscale towards industrial applications 

Nabin Karna, PhD

11:00  Bark Biorefinery – a source for novel materials 

Barbara Rietzler, PhD 

11:25  Lignin nanoparticles as enablers of green and sustainable chemistry processes 

Mika Sipponen, Assist. Prof.
Stockholm University

11:55 Concluding remarks

12:05  End of workshop day 2