Competences

We are a multidisciplinary team combining competences from different disciplines, including the following:

  • Biotechnology
  • Fungal taxonomy
  • Mycology
  • Wood anatomy

 

Cellulose production and functionalization:

  • Nano and microfibrillated cellulose production up to pilot scale
  • Cellulose surface modification

 

Data science:

  • Data analysis for the extraction of knowledge, patterns and conclusions from both structured and unstructured data.
  • Programming of optimization machine learning algorithms

 

Biochemistry:

  • Biochemical wood functionalization

 

Surface & interface science:

  • Surface characterization (wetting behaviour, colour, gloss, hardness)
  • Coatings (film structure, film thickness, adhesion)
  • Adhesive bonding (bond line strength, delamination)

 

Soft materials science:

  • Biopolymers, proteins and biocolloids
  • Interactions and phase behaviour

 

Electrochemistry and electrical characterization:

  • Capacitor and battery performance
  • Conductivity measurements
  • Device design and evaluation