The research ranges from monomer and polymer syntheses and characterization to modelling/simulation, processing, long-term properties and material performance, degradation and functionalities. Wood based materials dominate the field of native polymers although materials derived from crops are becoming increasingly important.
FPT has identified four specific areas of strategic importance; materials from renewable resources, nano-structured materials, materials for medical applications, and materials for the field of energy. These areas are closely connected to what has been defined as the “Global Challenges” which ensures relevance for society.
The department is organized in six divisions and one excellence centre with a common instrument facility:.