Sustainable Materials Chemistry Research Group

The group develops bio-based materials for applications in energy, environment, and health sectors.

Many of our activities focus on lignin, the most abundant aromatic polymer in nature, and its valorization to value-added functional materials following the principles of green chemistry.

Lignin is a promising precursor for the synthesis of sustainable materials.

We also carry out fundamental studies on the formation and structure, as well as chemical and physical functions of lignin and related renewable materials, hybrid materials, and composites in their target applications.