Dean Mikael Lindström

Mikael Lindström is dean at the school since July 1st, 2011.
He has an academic background as Master of Science in Chemistry, PhD 1997, Docent 2003, Professor in Pulp Technology 2008.

Contact information

Phone: +46 8 790 8101

Mobile: +47 70 373 9093

E-mail: dekan@che.kth.se, mil@kth.se

Curriculum Vitae

After graduating as a PhD Mikael was employed by Kvaerner Pulping AB in Karlstad where he during five years was responsible for the process development and the laboratory. The work at Kvaerner Pulping resulted in the introduction of a completely new system for pulp manufacturing and which nowadays is used at some thirty pulp factories all around the world. The work also resulted in the Ekmanmedalj (an award for meritorious technic or scientific effort within the paper and pulp area).
Mikael returned to KTH 2001 as Associate Professor in pulp technology 2001. He has been head of the Wood Chemistry and Pulp Technology division between 2007 and 2011. Furthermore, he was head of the department of Fibre and Polymer Technology between 2008 and 2011.

Professorship in Pulp Technology

The pulp technology treats most of the processes and techniques that are used to uncover fibres from wood. The fibres are primary used as raw material for paper and cardboard production but also for other products in for instance life science and the textile industry.

The research includes modelling and simulation methods for analysis of the different unit steps during pulp production. The research also includes how the properties of the final product are affected by different process steps, which fascilitates an effective usage of the wood fibre.

Publications

[1]
Y. Zhao et al., "Cellulose Nanofibers from Softwood, Hardwood, and Tunicate : Preparation-Structure-Film Performance Interrelation," ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 9, no. 15, pp. 13508-13519, 2017.
[2]
V. Galysh et al., "Impact of ferrocyanide salts on the thermo-oxidative degradation of lignocellulosic sorbents," Journal of thermal analysis and calorimetry (Print), vol. 128, no. 2, pp. 1019-1025, 2017.
[3]
D. Morais de Carvalho et al., "Isolation and characterization of acetylated glucuronoarabinoxylan from sugarcane bagasse and straw," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 156, pp. 223-234, 2017.
[4]
V. L. Veguta et al., "Thermal and Alkali Stability of Sodium Dithionite Studied Using ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy," BioResources, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 2496-2506, 2017.
[5]
M. L. Rabinovich et al., "Carbon adsorbents from industrial hydrolysis lignin : The USSR/Eastern European experience and its importance for modern biorefineries," Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, vol. 57, pp. 1008-1024, 2016.
[6]
N. Giummarella et al., "Lignin Prepared by Ultrafiltration of Black Liquor : Investigation of Solubility, Viscosity, and Ash Content," BioResources, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 3494-3510, 2016.
[7]
C. Moser, G. Henriksson and M. E. Lindström, "Specific surface area increase during cellulose nanofiber manufacturing related to energy input," BioResources, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 7124-7132, 2016.
[9]
M. Helander et al., "Parameters Affecting the Cross-flow Filtration of Dissolved LignoBoost Kraft Lignin," Journal of wood chemistry and technology, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 1-8, 2015.
[10]
[11]
C. Moser, M. E. Lindström and G. Henriksson, "Toward Industrially Feasible Methods for Following the Process of Manufacturing Cellulose Nanofibers," BioResources, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 2360-2375, 2015.
[12]
L. Salmen and M. Lindström, "Improved pulp yield and strength by retained glucomannans in kraft pulping of softwood," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 584-590, 2015.
[13]
Y. Wang et al., "Stabilisation of polysaccharides during alkaline pretreatment of wood combined with enzyme-supported extractions in a biorefinery," Journal of wood chemistry and technology, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 91-101, 2015.
[14]
S. Azhar et al., "Extraction of hemicelluloses from fiberized spruce wood," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 117, pp. 19-24, 2015.
[16]
Y. Zhao et al., "Tunicate cellulose nanocrystals : Preparation, neat films and nanocomposite films with glucomannans," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 117, pp. 286-296, 2015.
[18]
X. Du, J. Li and M. Lindström, "Modification of industrial softwood kraft lignin using Mannich reaction with and without phenolation pretreatment," Industrial crops and products (Print), vol. 52, pp. 729-735, 2014.
[19]
H. Zhu et al., "Technical soda lignin dissolved in urea as an environmental friendly binder in wood fiberboard," Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 490-498, 2014.
[20]
O. Sevasyanova et al., "Tailoring the Molecular and Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Kraft Lignin by Ultrafiltration," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 131, no. 18, pp. 9505-9515, 2014.
[22]
Y. Zhang et al., "Reactivity investigation of glucomannan from spruce," Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 247, no. 113-CELL, 2014.
[23]
Y. Wang, M. E. Lindström and G. Henriksson, "Increased Degradability of Cellulose by Dissolution in Cold Alkali," BioResources, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 7566-7578, 2014.
[24]
R. B. Lima et al., "Direct lignin fuel cell for power generation," RSC Advances, vol. 3, no. 15, pp. 5083-5089, 2013.
[25]
Y. Hou et al., "Feasibility of monomer aromatic substances as calibration standards for lignin quantitative analyses in Pyrolysis-GCMS," Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, vol. 101, pp. 232-237, 2013.
[27]
Y. Zhang et al., "Spruce glucomannan : Preparation, structural characteristics and basic film forming ability," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 323-330, 2013.
[28]
H. Wedin et al., "Impact of extended-impregnation cooking on the xylan structure in Eucalyptus urograndis kraft pulps," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 498-505, 2013.
[29]
M. Helander et al., "Fractionation of Technical Lignin : Molecular Mass and pH Effects," BioResources, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 2270-2282, 2013.
[30]
[31]
H. Zhu et al., "A novel nano cellulose preparation method and size fraction by cross flow ultra- filtration," Current organic chemistry, vol. 16, no. 16, pp. 1871-1875, 2012.
[32]
K. Jedvert et al., "Mild steam explosion and chemical pre-treatment of Norway spruce," BioResources, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 2051-2074, 2012.
[33]
K. Jedvert et al., "Mild steam explosion : A way to activate wood for enzymatic treatment, chemical pulping and biorefinery processes," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 828-835, 2012.
[34]
H. Wedin et al., "Further insights into extended-impregnation kraft cooking of birch," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 890-899, 2012.
[36]
Y. Zhang, J. Li and M. E. Lindström, "On renewable film made from spruce glucomannan," Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 243, 2012.
[37]
X. Du, J. Li and M. E. Lindström, "Modification of industrial kraft lignin by amination," Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 243, 2012.
[38]
S. Azhar et al., "Enhanced extraction of high-molecular-weight wood polymers with chemoenzymatic treatment," Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 243, 2012.
[39]
M. Helander et al., "Lignin for new materials - molar mass and pH effects," Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 243, 2012.
[40]
[41]
Y. Wang, M. E. Lindström and G. Henriksson, "Mild alkaline treatment activates spruce wood for enzymatic processing : A possible stage in bio-refinery processes," BioResources, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 2425-2434, 2011.
[43]
S. Azhar et al., "Extraction of polymers from enzyme-treated softwood," BioResources, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 4606-4614, 2011.
[45]
H. Wedin, M. Lindström and M. Ragnar, "Extended impregnation in the kraft cook : an approach to improve the overall yield in eucalypt kraft pulping," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 7-14, 2010.
[46]
G. Henriksson et al., "Lignin Utilization," in Thermochemical conversion of biomass to liquid fuels and chemicals, M. Crocker Ed., : RSC Publishing, 2010, pp. 222-262.
[47]
S. Antonsson et al., "Comparison of the physical properties between hardwood and softwood pulps," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 409-414, 2009.
[48]
S. Antonsson, G. Henriksson and M. E. Lindström, "The influence of lignin and xylan on some kraftliner pulp properties," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 403-408, 2009.
[49]
S. Danielsson and M. Lindström, "The effect of black liquor exchange in the kraft cook on the tensile properties of Eucalyptus urograndis kraft pulp," O Papel cellulose, papel, impressão, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 35-50, 2009.
[50]
S. Antonsson, K. Karlström and M. E. Lindström, "Applying a novel cooking technique to produce high kappa number pulps : the effects on physical properties," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 415-420, 2009.
[51]
S. Antonsson et al., "Low Mw-lignin fractions together with vegetable oils as available oligomers for novel paper-coating applications as hydrophobic barrier," Industrial crops and products (Print), vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 98-103, 2008.
[52]
S. Antonsson, G. Henriksson and M. E. Lindström, "Adding lignin derivatives to decrease the effect of mechano-sorptive creep in linerboard," Appita journal, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 468-471, 2008.
[53]
H. Nilsson et al., "Bark Suberin as a Renewable Source of Long-Chain omega-Hydroxyalkanoic Acids," Macromolecular Symposia, vol. 272, no. 1, pp. 104-106, 2008.
[54]
E. Brännvall and M. Lindström, "The impact of ionic strength during kraft cooking on the strength properties of softwood kraft pulp," Appita journal, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 60-64, 2007.
[55]
E. Brännvall et al., "Fibre surface modifications of market pulp by consecutive treatments with cationic and anionic starch," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 244-248, 2007.
[56]
G. Elegir et al., "Laccase-initiated cross-linking of lignocellulose fibres using a ultra-filtered lignin isolated from kraft black liquor," Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol. 77, no. 4, pp. 809-817, 2007.
[57]
E. Brännvall and M. Lindström, "The hemicellulose composition of pulp fibers and their ability to endure mechanical treatment," TAPPI Journal, vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 19-24, 2007.
[58]
G. Simeonova et al., "On the effect of a xylanase post-treatment as a means of reducing the yellowing of bleached hardwood kraft pulp," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 172-176, 2007.
[59]
A. Olsson, M. Lindström and T. Iversen, "Lipase-catalyzed synthesis of an epoxy-functionalized polyester from the suberin monomer cis-9,10-epoxy-18-hydroxyoctadecanoic acid," Biomacromolecules, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 757-760, 2007.
[60]
R. Sjödahl, M. Ek and M. E. Lindström, "The influence of industrial black liquor on the delignification rate in the kraft cooking," Journal of Pulp and Paper Science (JPPS), vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 240-245, 2007.
[61]
J. Li et al., "An improved methodology for the quantification of uronic acid units in xylans and other polysaccharides," Carbohydrate Research, vol. 342, no. 11, pp. 1442-1449, 2007.
[62]
E. Brännvall and M. Lindström, "A study on the difference in strength between industrially and laboratory-cooked pulp," Nordic pulp and paper research journal, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 222-226, 2006.
[63]
E. Brännvall and M. Lindström, "A study on the difference industrially and in tensile strength between laboratory-cooked pulp," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 222-226, 2006.
[64]
R. Sjödahl, P. Axelsson and M. E. Lindström, "Addition of Dissolved Wood Components to Improve the Delignification Rate and Pulp Yield in Hardwood Kraft Pulping," Appita journal, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 317-320, 2006.
[65]
S. Danielsson, K. Kisara and M. Lindström, "Kinetic study of Hexenuronic and Methylglucuronic acid reactions in pulp and in dissolved xylan during kraft pulping of hardwood," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 2174-2178, 2006.
[66]
S. Danielsson and M. Lindström, "Influence of birch xylan adsorption during kraft cooking on softwood pulp strength," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 436-441, 2005.
[68]
H. Wedin, M. Lindström and M. Ragnar, "On the role of carbohydrates in oxygen delignification," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 448-452, 2005.
[69]
C. Gustavsson et al., "On the nature of residual lignin," Cellulose chem. techmol., vol. 35, pp. 321-331, 2004.
[70]
M. Ragnar and M. Lindström, "A comparison of emerging technologies : hot chlorine dioxide bleaching versus hot acid treatment," Paperi ja puu, vol. 86, no. 1, pp. 39-44, 2004.
[71]
P. Ekevåg et al., "Addition of carboxymethylcellulose to the kraft cook," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 200-207, 2004.
[72]
P. Axelsson, G. Gellerstedt and M. Lindström, "Condensation reactions of lignin during birch Kraft pulping as studied by thioacidolysis," Journal of Pulp and Paper Science (JPPS), vol. 30, no. 12, pp. 317-322, 2004.
[73]
P. Axelsson and M. Lindström, "Influence of the conditions during birch kraft cooking on unbleached brightness, and on ECF- and TCF-bleachability," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 309-317, 2004.
[74]
M. Ragnar and M. E. Lindström, "Hot chlorine dioxide bleaching and hot acid treatment - A comment," Paperi ja puu, vol. 86, no. 3, pp. 174-174, 2004.
[75]
L. Lundquist et al., "Alkali-methanol-anthraquinone pulping of Miscanthus x giganteus for thermoplastic composite reinforcement," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 92, no. 4, pp. 2132-2143, 2004.
[76]
F. Berthold et al., "Dissolution of softwood kraft pulps by direct derivatization in lithium chloride/N,N-dimethylacetamide," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 94, no. 2, pp. 424-431, 2004.
[78]
R. Sjödahl, M. Ek and M. E. Lindström, "The Effect of Sodium Ion Concentration and Dissolved Wood Components in the Kraft Cook of Softwood," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 325-329, 2004.
[79]
M. Christiernin et al., "The effects of xyloglucan on the properties of paper made from bleached kraft pulp," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 182-187, 2003.
[80]
S. Antonsson et al., "A comparative study of the impact of the cooking process on oxygen delignification," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 388-394, 2003.
[81]
E. A. K. Pettersson, M. Ragnar and M. Lindström, "Kraft cooking characteristics and hexenuronic acid concentration of pulps from Eucalypt and other hardwood species," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 222-227, 2002.
[82]
I. Gonzalo Epelde, C. T. Lindgren and M. E. Lindström, "Kinetics of wheat straw delignification in soda and kraft pulping," Journal of wood chemistry and technology, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 69-82, 1998.
[83]
C. T. Lindgren and M. E. Lindström, "Kinetics of the bulk and residual delignification in kraft pulping of birch and factors affecting the amount of residual phase lignin   ," Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 124-127, 1997.
[84]
C. Gustavsson, C. Lindgren and M. E. Lindström, "A Study of How the Amount of Residual Phase Lignin in Kraft Cooking Depends upon the Conditions in the Cook," Nordic Pulp Paper Research Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 225, 1997.
[85]
M. E. Lindström, "Some factors affecting the amount of residual phase lignin during kraft pulping," Doctoral thesis Stockholm : KTH, Trita-PMT, 1997:5, 1997.
[86]
C. T. Lindgren and M. E. Lindström, "The kinetics of residual delignification and factors affecting the amount of residual lignin during kraft pulping," Journal of Pulp and Paper Science (JPPS), vol. 22, no. 8, pp. J290-J295, 1996.
[87]
C. Lindgren and M. E. Lindström, "Thermal Decomposition of Inorganic Polysulfides at Kraft Cooking Conditions," Nordic Pulp Paper Research Journal, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 41, 1995.
[88]
M. E. Lindström and A. Teder, "The Effect of Polysulfide Pretreatment when Kraft Pulping to Very Low Kappa Numbers," Nordic Pulp Paper Research Journal, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 8, 1995.
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