Research Groups

We work on improving the profitability of today's paper industry, and to find new ways using forest and wood fibres. We engineer materials extracted from the forest industry material flows, and refine to provide sustainable alternatives to e.g. plastics. We also develop wood fibres, paper and board in new ways, for example in three-dimensional packaging structures, paper solar cells and light-weight structural composites from fibre-based materials.

Fibre mechanics

We aim to form a new scientifically attractive research program on processing of pulp fibres. Our aim is to develop new R&D methods in order to acquire new knowledge about the fibre-level mechanism...

High Yield Pulping Technology

Research focused on raw material, process technology and new or improved products and qualities for forest and paperindustry.  High yield pulp (HYP) is produced at a yield over 85% from different...

Materials physics

Our research concerns materials mainly with relevance for the forest industry. We have many projects in the field of large area applications and green energy, energy harversting, store and use energy.

Organic chemistry

The research interest of the organic chemistry group focuses around green catalysis and in particular the field of organic catalysis. Several asymmetric reactions using natural amino acids and amin...

Surface and colloid engineering

The research in our group Surface and Colloid Engineering is focused on the following two main areas; Biomaterials and Metal chelation.   Biomaterials Wood is a fantastic material that can be...