Check out our “Behind the paper” post related to our recent publication in Nature Communications:
Our first research Article has been published in Nature Communications. We developed multifunctional lignin-based biocatalytic nanoparticles for the stabilization of Pickering emulsion polymerization.
Congratulations for Adrian for great work with this article.
Read the article (and the supplementary information) here:
Assist. Prof. Mika Sipponen was awarded a Starting Grant from Vetenskapsrådet / Swedish Research Council to develop biocatalytic membranes based on colloidal lignin nanoparticles. The SUSMATCHEM group is proud of our PI for being among the six recipients of this prestigious grant in Stockholm University this year. The project will start in January 2021. Stay tuned for opening of a PhD Student position and other news.
SUSMATCHEM group’s first cover art is online at ChemSusChem. The cover is featured in the lignin special issue of the journal. Thanks to Jinrong for great work with the cover art.
Just a 30 min walk away from the campus there are plenty of forests with possibility for berry picking and hiking. We went to explore the near nature and pick some blueberries. Good times!
We are delighted to welcome Jinrong Liu and Mohammad Morsali (left and right) as the new PhD Students to the SUSMATCHEM group. Jin and Moh will be working in projects focusing on development of new types of lignin-based materials. Excited to have you both in place at MMK after months of waiting!
Invited Review Article in Materials Horizons (IF 14.4). A. Moreno and M.H. Sipponen. Lignin-based smart materials: a roadmap to processing and synthesis for current and future applications.
In this Review Article we visit a plethora of different lignin-based smart materials that are designed to respond to various stimuli and enable advanced use in sensors, drug delivery, and shape-memory materials. We also provide our perspectives for the future horizons of this rapidly developing field. See more online at: https://doi.org/10.1039/D0MH00798F
SUSMATCHEM group has obtained a research grant to develop lignin-based water resistance coatings (mainly for wood but we like the photo below). We will be recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow for this project. Stay tuned for more information about the recruitment in autumn 2020. We are grateful for support from Södras Stiftelse för Forskning, Utveckling och Utbildning. https://www.sodra.com/sv/se/om-sodra/innovation/forskningsstiftelse/
Norna Gabring has joined the SUSMATCHEM group on June 15th for an exciting summer project to synthesize new lignin-based materials. Adrian will instruct Norna and the research is already underway in the lab. Welcome Norna!