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Biobased Materials and Interfaces (BioMIn)

Aalto University: Department of Forest Products Technology, School of Chemical Technology, Finland
NC State: Departments of Forest Biomaterials and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Raleigh, USA


Members of our group conduct multidisciplinary research between Finland and the US. Our name, BioMIn, 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, cellulose nanocrystals, lignin particles and biopolymer assemblies, thin films, cellulose derivatives, enzymes and lignocellulose-based dispersions, foams, gels and aerogels.

We study the adsorption behaviors of surfactants and biopolymers at solid/liquid and liquid/air interfaces using techniques such as piezoelectric and surface plasmon sensing, XPS and other spectroscopic techniques, imaging, light scattering, etc.

In this site you can meet our BioMIn group members and learn about our activities and publications.


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