Professor Monica Ek

Professor in Wood chemistry and head of division of the department of Wood Chemistry and Pulp Technology.

Prof. Monica Ek

Contact

E-mail: monicaek@kth.se
Telephone: +46 8 790 8104

Projects

Energy-efficient cellulosic insulation products

Biointeractive fibres

WOBAMA

Green nanocomposites from forest waste

 E.J. Ljungberg

 



 

Publications

Monica Ek

[1]
J. Henschen et al., "Bacterial adhesion to polyvinylamine-modified nanocellulose films," Colloids and Surfaces B : Biointerfaces, vol. 151, pp. 224-231, 2017.
[2]
C. Zheng et al., "Cellulose fiber based fungal and water resistant insulation materials," International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology of Wood, 2017.
[3]
[4]
J. D. Badia et al., "Effect of sisal and hydrothermal ageing on the dielectric behaviour of polylactide/sisal biocomposites," Composites Science And Technology, vol. 149, pp. 1-10, 2017.
[7]
R. Moriana, F. Vilaplana and M. Ek, "Cellulose Nanocrystals from Forest Residues as Reinforcing Agents for Composites : A Study from Macro- to Nano-Dimensions," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 139, pp. 139-149, 2016.
[8]
J. Henschen et al., "Contact-active antibacterial aerogels from cellulose nanofibrils," Colloids and Surfaces B : Biointerfaces, vol. 146, pp. 415-422, 2016.
[9]
D. Li, R. Moriana and M. Ek, "From forest residues to hydrophobic nanocomposites with high oxygen-barrier properties," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 261-269, 2016.
[11]
J. Illergård, L. Wågberg and M. Ek, "Contact-active antibacterial multilayers on fibres : a step towards understanding the antibacterial mechanism by increasing the fibre charge," Cellulose (London), vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 2023-2034, 2015.
[12]
[14]
N. Feng et al., "Improving Degradation Ability Toward Wheat Straw Chemical Composition by Co-Cultivation of Pycnoporus sanguineus with Candida tropicalis," Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 567-571, 2015.
[16]
D. Li, T. Iversen and M. Ek, "Treatment of a cellulose fiber surface with a suberin monomer-derived polymer," Polymers from Renewable Resources, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 75-90, 2015.
[17]
D. Dedic et al., "Analysis of lignin and extractives in the oak wood of the 17th century warship Vasa," Holzforschung, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 419-425, 2014.
[18]
M. Le Normand et al., "Hot-water extracts from the inner bark of Norway spruce with immunomodulating activities," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 101, no. 1, pp. 699-704, 2014.
[19]
O. Gil-Castell et al., "Hydrothermal ageing of polylactide/sisal biocomposites. Studies of water absorption behaviour and Physico-Chemical performance," Polymer degradation and stability, vol. 108, pp. 212-222, 2014.
[20]
M. Le Normand, R. Moriana and M. Ek, "Isolation and characterization of cellulose nanocrystals from spruce bark in a biorefinery perspective," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 111, pp. 979-987, 2014.
[21]
W. Kasai, T. Morooka and M. Ek, "Mechanical properties of films made from dialcohol cellulose prepared by homogeneous periodate oxidation," Cellulose (London), vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 769-776, 2014.
[22]
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.
[23]
M. Le Normand, R. Moriana and M. Ek, "The bark biorefinery : a side-stream of the forest industry converted into nanocomposites with high oxygen-barrier properties," Cellulose (London), vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 4583-4594, 2014.
[24]
R. Moriana et al., "Thermal degradation behavior and kinetic analysis of spruce glucomannan and its methylated derivatives," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 106, no. 1, pp. 60-70, 2014.
[25]
J. D. Badia et al., "Water absorption and hydrothermal performance of PHBV/sisal biocomposites," Polymer degradation and stability, vol. 108, pp. 166-174, 2014.
[26]
M. Ek et al., "WOBAMA : wood based materials and fuels," Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, vol. 48, no. 9-10, pp. 773-779, 2014.
[27]
J. Illergård, L. Wågberg and M. Ek, "Antibacterial Fibres," in Pulp Production and Processing: From Papermaking to High-Tech Products, Valentin Popa Ed., 1st ed. : smithers rapra, 2013, pp. 413-438.
[28]
D. Dedic, T. Iversen and M. Ek, "Cellulose degradation in the Vasa : The role of acids and rust," Studies in Conservation, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 308-313, 2013.
[30]
J. Illergård, L. Wågberg and M. Ek, "Contact-active antibacterial polyelectrolyte multilayers : The influence of substrate," Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 245, pp. 515-PMSE, 2013.
[33]
M. K. Ek and S. Karlsson, "NewCell, ReCell and some other cell : Some highlights from dissolving pulp projects," Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 245, 2013.
[35]
J. Illergård et al., "Tailoring the effect of antibacterial polyelectrolyte multilayers by choice of cellulosic fiber substrate," Holzforschung, vol. 67, no. 5, pp. 573-578, 2013.
[36]
R. Moriana et al., "Using waste biomass to obtain a renewable nanocomposite based on cellulosic biofibre and cereal wall polymers," Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 245, 2013.
[37]
D. Li, T. Iversen and M. Ek, "Biocomposites based on birch suberin," Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 243, 2012.
[38]
J. Illergård et al., "Biointeractive antibacterial fibres using polyelectrolyte multilayer modification," Cellulose (London), vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 1731-1741, 2012.
[39]
M. Le Normand et al., "Hot-water extraction and characterization of spruce bark non-cellulosic polysaccharides," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 18-23, 2012.
[40]
J. Jose Villaverde et al., "Mild peroxyformic acid fractionation of Miscanthus x giganteus bark. Behaviour and structural characterization of lignin," Industrial crops and products (Print), vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 261-268, 2012.
[41]
D. Li, O. Sevastyanova and M. Ek, "Pretreatment of softwood dissolving pulp with ionic liquids," Holzforschung, vol. 66, no. 8, pp. 935-943, 2012.
[42]
D. Li et al., "Production of Dissolving Grade Pulps from Wood and Non-Wood Paper-Grade Pulps by Enzymatic and Chemical Pretreatments," in Functional Materials from Renewable Sources, Liebner, F., Rosenau, T. Ed., : American Chemical Society (ACS), 2012, pp. 167-189.
[43]
T. Kittikorn et al., "The effect of surface modifications on the mechanical and thermal properties of empty fruit bunch oil palm fibre PP biocomposites," Polymers from Renewable Resources, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 79-100, 2012.
[45]
J. Illergård, L. Wågberg and M. Ek, "Bacterial-growth inhibiting properties of multilayers formed with modified polyvinylamine," Colloids and Surfaces B : Biointerfaces, vol. 88, no. 1, pp. 115-120, 2011.
[46]
J. Illergård, L. Wågberg and M. Ek, "Biointeractive fibers : Antibacterial cellulose via polymer adsorption," in 16th ISWFPC( International symposium on wood, fiber, and pulping chemistry) , June 8-10 , 2011, Tianjin,P.R. China, 2011.
[47]
J. Illergård, L. Wågberg and M. Ek, "Biointeractive fibres-antibacterial cellulose via polymer adsorption," in 16th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry - Proceedings, ISWFPC, 2011, pp. 1378-1379.
[48]
D. Dedic et al., "Chemical analysis of wood extractives and lignin in the oak wood of the 380 year old Swedish warship Vasa," in 16th ISWFPC( International symposium on wood, fiber, and pulping chemistry) , June 8-10 , 2011, Tianjin,P.R. China, 2011.
[49]
D. Dedic, T. Iversen and M. Ek, "Degradation reactions in vasa wood," in Shipwrecks 2011, 2011, pp. 114-116.
[50]
M. Le Normand, U. Edlund and M. Ek, "Extraction and valorization of spruce bark hemicelluloses and pectins," in The third Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference : 22-24 March, 2011 Stockholm, Sweden, 2011, pp. 274-275.
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