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  • ForMAX celebrates one year – enables studies of wood-based materials from the atomic level upwards

    ForMAX Beamline
    ForMAX Beamline. Photo: Anna Sandahl
    Published Nov 22, 2023

    The ForMAX beamline has now been in use for a year at the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund. Researchers at KTH were the first to test the instrument, which can be used to study wood-based materials from the...

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  • Gabriella Mastantuoni designs multi-functional materials

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    Gabriella Mastantuoni. Photo: Jon Lindhe, KTH
    Published Oct 25, 2023

    Gabriella Mastantuoni is a recent PhD in glycoscience at KTH. She successfully defended her thesis “Engineering of lignin in wood towards functional materials” on 19 September.

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  • Ulrica Edlund talks about water purification at ForskarFredag

    Ulrica Edlund
    Ulrica Edlund, Foto: Jon Lindhe
    Published Sep 12, 2023

    Ulrica Edlund, Professor of Polymer Technology at KTH is participating in this year's ForskarFredag. She will discuss how material chemistry can be part of the solution to today's environmental challe...

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  • Community and collaboration in focus at BIWIC

    Smiling man with a beard.
    Assistant Professor Fred Marques Penha thinks that everyone should try organising an international event such as BIWIC.
    Published Sep 06, 2023

    The 28th BIWIC International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization was hosted by KTH last week. 85 participants from 27 countries came together to exchange knowledge and strengthen the community thro...

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  • Tomas Vikström: "Come and change the world with us!"

    Tomas Vikström, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Fiber Processes, shows an instrument that
    From lab to factory. Tomas Vikström, new Adjunct Professor at the Department of Fiber Processes, is an expert in scaling up chemical processes. Photo: Jon Lindhe
    Published Jun 21, 2023

    Tomas Vikström is a new Adjunct Professor at the Department of Fiber Processes at KTH. He is also head of research and development at the Fiberline Technology Unit at Valmet in Sundsvall. "We have pr...

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  • Newly appointed professor who loves resource recovery

    Kerstin Forsberg
    Kerstin Forsberg, newly appointed professor. Photo: private
    Published Jun 20, 2023

    Kerstin Forsberg stepped through KTH's doors for the first time in 1998. Then she began studying the Degree programme in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. 25 years later, she is a newly appointed pr...

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  • Francisco Vilaplana: “I have always had a soft spot for the underdogs”

    Francisco Vilaplana in a field.
    Photo: Pavel Matveev
    Published Jun 20, 2023

    Francisco Vilaplana, new professor in glycoscience, became fascinated by the molecular diversity of polysaccharides as a postdoc. A love story that is still going strong. “Polysaccharides are in the...

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  • KTH researcher develops first wood xerogel

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    Professor Qi Zhou and postdoc Shennan Wang. Photo: KTH
    Published Jun 13, 2023

    Researchers at KTH have produced a xerogel made from wood – the material enables more energy-efficient production of high-quality transparent wood. ”The significant advance is that our mesoporous woo...

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  • Anselme Payen Award to Lars Berglund

    Lars Berglund and the CELL logo.
    The Anselme Payen Award is awarded every year by the American Chemical Society. Photo: KTH, ACS
    Published May 31, 2023

    Lars Berglund, professor at the Division of Biocomposites at KTH, receives the prestigious chemistry prize Anselme Payen Award. “It's nice to be noticed and to receive international recognition fro...

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  • "It's an incredible freedom to do what I find fun!"

    Magnus Johnson in the surface chemistry lab. Photo: Jon Lindhe
    Published May 11, 2023

    He is fascinated by surface chemistry and dreams of spending more time in the lab. The microscope that makes it possible to study surfaces at the nano level was a turning point in the career of Magnus...

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  • Great interest in KTH in Rwanda

    “Rwanda has a young population that wants to do a lot,” says Sebastiaan Meijer, who participated in KTH's delegation together with Peter Nilsson and Gunaratna Kuttuva Rajarao.
    Published Apr 28, 2023

    At the end of March, a delegation from KTH led by the President, visited several higher education institutions in Rwanda, including the University of Rwanda in Kigali. From the CBH school, Professor P...

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  • KTH researcher rewarded for new type of cellulose pulp

     Yuanyuan Li shakes hands with King Carl XVI Gustaf.
    Yuanyuan Li receives the Gunnar Sundblad Research Foundation Competence Development Award from Carl XVI Gustaf. Photo: Carl Moser, Swedish Forest Industries
    Published Apr 21, 2023

    Yuanyuan Li, Assistant Professor at KTH, receives this year's Competence Development Award from the Gunnar Sundblad Research Foundation. The prize of SEK 700,000 goes to her research into a new type o...

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  • New opening of 2MILab

    Matthew Fielden
    Matthew Fielden, director of 2MILab, is satisfied that the entire operation is now located in Kemihuset at Teknikringen.
    Published Apr 13, 2023

    April 25 is the time for the new inauguration of the laboratory 2MILab, which has been located in Kemihuset since the turn of the year. “We welcome all users to come and mingle with us!” says Matthew...

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  • New head of department wants to invest more in EU funding

    Daniel Söderberg is the new Head of Department at the Department of Fiber and Polymer Technology.
    Daniel Söderberg is the new Head of Department at the Department of Fiber and Polymer Technology.
    Published Apr 11, 2023

    From 1 April, Daniel Söderberg is the new Head of Department at the Department of Fiber and Polymer Technology: “I look forward to a dynamic period and have high expectations for the new management...

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  • Linnea Hjelm has always been interested in the brain

    Researcher in lab holding a petri dish.
    Linnea Hjelm in the lab at the Department of Protein Science. Photo: Jon Lindhe, KTH
    Published Apr 11, 2023

    Linnea Hjelm is a recent PhD in protein science at KTH. Her thesis deals with the development of new proteins that could be used as biological drugs for neurodegenerative diseases. ”I have always bee...

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  • Yi Yang, Division of Applied Physical Chemistry

    Yi Yang.
    Yi Yang, doctoral student at the CBH-school.
    Published Mar 16, 2023

    Yi Yang’s doctoral thesis focuses on the design and synthesis of cost-effective catalysts used in fuel cells and water electrolyzers. “The electrolyzers and fuel cells are responsible for hydrogen pr...

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  • Finally time for an Open House in Flemingsberg

    Photo: KTH
    Published Mar 15, 2023

    On March 29 it’s time for an Open house in Flemingsberg for the first time since 2019. Then the whole campus opens up, with Open House also at Karolinska Institutet, Swedish Red Cross University, Söde...

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  • New research centre shaping the future of food

    Man and woman outdoors.
    Francisco Vilaplana and Rebecka Milestad have worked on starting KTH FOOD for several years. Photo: Jon Lindhe, KTH
    Published Mar 02, 2023

    KTH FOOD is a new research centre for sustainable and healthy food systems which aims to engage and align the education, research, and outreach competences at KTH towards a sustainable and healthy foo...

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  • Scalable Production of Spider Silk Nanowires

    Green droplets on black background.
    Droplets of soluble spider silk proteins.
    Published Feb 27, 2023

    Researchers from KTH have successfully up-scaled the process for producing and releasing spider silk nanowires. They used liquid bridge-induced assembly to create over 12 million of 10 μm long nanowir...

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  • KTH-led project develops next-generation biorefineries

    Photo of Efthymios Kantarelis.
    Efthymios Kantarelis, Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at KTH.
    Published Jan 31, 2023

    Researchers from KTH and Lund University will develop an integrated alcohol biorefinery for the production of industrially important chemicals (IIC) and energy carriers from Swedish biomass.

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