“One of my primary goals is to expand our contacts with the business community”
Kaarlo Niskanen is the new director of The Mid Sweden University Fiber Science and Communication Network (FSCN ). He will succeed Myat Htun.
“I’m very happy to be part of these operations. The atmosphere is one of collaboration and support in combination with broad competence throughout Mid Sweden University. That’s something I value highly.”
Kaarlo Niskanen is a well-known researcher in the physics of paper. He has previously led operations at the Finnish Forest Industry Research Institute, KCL. Since last spring he has been a visiting researcher at the Mid Sweden University Fiber Science and Communication Network (FSCN).
“Here we conduct applied research targeting the competitiveness of the paper industry. The greatest benefit comes from the education of experts and from the collaboration between our researchers and industry representatives. Equally important is the fact the FSCN serves as an idea mill for tree cultivation. We do this by developing new materials that enable various forms of innovative business activities. This is why one of my primary goals is to expand our contacts with the business community,” says Kaarlo Niskanen.
FSCN is an international leader in the field of fiber technology. Some sixty researchers are associated with the Center. Among other things, research deals with developing more efficient production processes for mechanical pulp and paper. Integration of electronic functionality in products based on paper or cardboard is also an example of research at FSCN.
[Published Online 2010-09-30]