Bio-based Colloids and Materials (BiCMat)
Department of Forest Products Technology, School of Chemical Technology, Finland
Departments of Forest Biomaterials and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Raleigh, USA
Members of our group conduct multidisciplinary research between Finland and the US.
Our name, BiCMat, stands for our core activities involving biobased materials at different size scales,
mainly those displaying large
interfacial areas such as fibers (micro/nano fibers), fiber networks, particles and colloidal systems.
Some examples of materials of interest include nano/microfibrillar cellulose,
lignin particles and
biopolymer assemblies, thin films, cellulose derivatives, enzymes
dispersions, foams, gels and aerogels.
We study the adsorption behaviors of surfactants and biopolymers at interphases and at the solid/liquid
and liquid/air interfaces using techniques such as piezoelectric and surface plasmon sensing,
XPS and other spectroscopic techniques, imaging, light scattering, etc.
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