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Faculty and research for Macromolecular Materials

The research at the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health spans a wide range of topics, such as the development of solar and fuel cells as well as other environmentally friendly energy sources, how to store nuclear waste in a safe way, the design of novel polymers for use in the medical industry, how to protect metal surfaces against corrosion, the use of natural materials in new products, and how friction can be explained on a molecular level.

The Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology conducts research on the frontiers of macromolecular material science of biopolymers, bio-based polymers and synthetic polymers. The research ranges from monomer and polymer syntheses and characterisation to modelling/simulation, processing, long-term properties and material performance, composites, functionalities and devices and studies of pulp and paper. Materials from renewable resources, nanostructured materials, materials for medical applications and materials for the field of energy have been identified as four specific research areas of strategic importance that are closely related to the Sustainable Development Goals, ensuring relevance for our society today and in the future. Join us in creating improved materials and products for a sustainable future.


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