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Céline Montanari

PhD Student

Project Title

Transparent wood biocomposites.

Céline Montanari is a Ph.D student since December 2017 at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a double M.Sc. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the European School of Materials Science and Engineering (EEIGM, France), and Luleå University of Technology (LTU, Sweden). Currently, she is part of the Wallenberg Wood Science Center at KTH and her Ph.D focuses on transparent wood biocomposites.

Her research work focuses on the development of transparent wood biocomposites for structural applications. Her expertise and research interests include wood nanotechnology, nanostructural control, functional materials design, biocomposites, green chemical modification and polymer synthesis.

Read more about her work at (KTH press):

Transparent wood for heat storage applications

Fully bio-based transparent wood

Lemon Transparent Wood
Photo of the bio-based transparent wood composite developed at KTH. (Photo: Céline Montanari)

Seen in: Forbes , The Guardian , Materials Today , New Scientist , BBC , Smithsonian Magazine , NyTeknik , Wallenbersstiftelserna

Recent Publications

Y. C. Görür et al., "Advanced Characterization of Self-Fibrillating Cellulose Fibers and Their Use in Tunable Filters," ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 13, no. 27, pp. 32467-32478, 2021.
P. Samanta et al., "Fire-retardant and transparent wood biocomposite based on commercial thermoset," Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing, vol. 156, 2022.
C. Montanari, P. Olsén and L. Berglund, "Interface tailoring by a versatile functionalization platform for nanostructured wood biocomposites," Green Chemistry, vol. 22, no. 22, pp. 8012-8023, 2020.
E. Jungstedt et al., "Mechanical properties of transparent high strength biocomposites from delignified wood veneer," Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing, 2020.
C. Montanari, Y. Li and L. Berglund, "Multifunctional transparent wood for thermal energy storage applications," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 257, 2019.
Y. C. Görür et al., "Rapidly Prepared Nanocellulose Hybrids as Gas Barrier, Flame Retardant, and Energy Storage Materials," ACS Applied Nano Materials, vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 9188-9200, 2022.
H. Chen et al., "Refractive index of delignified wood for transparent biocomposites," RSC Advances, vol. 10, pp. 40719-40724, 2020.
C. Montanari, P. Olsen and L. Berglund, "Sustainable Wood Nanotechnologies for Wood Composites Processed by In-Situ Polymerization," Frontiers in Chemistry, vol. 9, 2021.
C. Montanari, "Transparent Wood Biocomposites for Sustainable Development," Doctoral thesis Stockholm, Sweden : KTH Royal Institute of Technology, TRITA-CBH-FOU, 2022:4, 2022.
C. Montanari et al., "Transparent Wood for Thermal Energy Storage and Reversible Optical Transmittance," ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 11, no. 22, pp. 20465-20472, 2019.
Page responsible:Erik Jungstedt
Belongs to: Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology
Last changed: Jun 24, 2021