Current Habilitations

DI Dr. Stefan BÖHMDORFER

Pursued venia docendi: "Biorefinery Analytics"

Mentors: Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast

Mag. Dr. Hubert HETTEGGER

Pursued venia docendi "Hybrid Material Chemistry"

Mentor: Thomas Rosenau

Current Doctoral Theses

Muhamad Nur Ghoyatul Amin, MSc.

Structural Analysis of Fucoidan

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast, Stefan Böhmdorfer

Stefano Barbini, MSc.

Bark Biorefinery

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

DI Florian Bausch

Analysis of Oxidized Pulps along the Processing Line

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast

DI David Budischowsky

Determination of functional groups from LPMO oxidised cellulose

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Irina Sulaeva, Hubert Hettegger

Dennis Burger, MSc.

Silk fibroin - cellulose composite materials

Dissertation in Kooperation mit der Shinshu University Japan
Supervisors: Yasushi Tamada, Thomas Rosenau, Marco Beaumont

Cuong Viet Bui, MSc.

Synthesis and evaluation of polysaccharide-based chiral stationary phases for the separation of enantiomers

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast, Wolfgang Lindner, Hubert Hettegger

Takaaki Goto, MSc.

Structure, analysis and application potential of oxidized oligosaccharides

Supervisor: Thomas Rosenau

Mgr. Matthias Guggenberger, MSc.

Malodorous Compounds in Lignin

Supervisors: Stefan Böhmdorfer, Thomas Rosenau

Anna Marie Hallasgo, MSc.

Role of endophytic and mycorrhizal fungi in plant health

Dissertation in Cooperation with the Division of Plant Protection
Supervisors: Siegrid Steinkellner, Karin Hage-Ahmed, Stefan Böhmdorfer, Anna Keutgen

Wolfgang Hinterdobler, MSc.

Understanding fungal chemical communication

Dissertation in cooperation with the Center Health and Bioresources of the Austrian Institutes for Technology
Supervisors: Monika Schmoll, Stefan Böhmdorfer

DI Paul Jusner

Thermostable cellulosic pulps

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast

Hajar Khalilian, MSc.

Cellulose Characterization by MIR Spectroscopy

Supervisors: Stefan Böhmdorfer, Thomas Rosenau

DI Nadine Kohlhuber

Structure-property-application relationships in technical lignins

Betreuer: Antje Potthast, Ivan Sumerskii, Thomas Rosenau

Mitsuharu Koide, MSc.

Functionalization of celluloses for high-strength fibers

Supervisor: Thomas Rosenau

Mag. Philipp Korntner

Advanced Methods in the Analysis of Technical Lignins

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau, Markus Bacher

DI Oliver Musl

Advanced Lignin Characterization

Supervisor: Antje Potthast

Sakeena Quraishi, MSc.

Cellulose- and Lignin-based Aerogels for Sensing, Thermal Insulation, and Electrochemical Applications

Supervisors: Falk Liebner, Thomas Rosenau

Oliver Sarosi, MSc.

Alternative Methods for the Production of Dissolving Pulp

Supervisor: Antje Potthast

DDI Christian Schimper

Neuartige Cellulosephophat-Aerogele und deren Verwendung als Biomaterialien

Supervisors: Falk Liebner, Thomas Rosenau

Jonas Simon, M.Sc.

Oxidative modification of celluloses

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

Laura Völkel, MA

Nanocellulose as Stabilzer for Damaged Paper

Supervisor: Antje Potthast

Luyao Wang, MSc.

Lignin fractionation and utilization

Dissertation in cooperation with Åbo Akademi University Turku, Finnland

Supervisors: Chunlin Xu, Thomas Rosenau

DI Gerhild Wurzer

Utilization of Lignosulfonates

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Hubert Hettegger

Current Master's Theses

Elisabeth Billich

Lignin Profiling with FTIR

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Stefan Böhmdorfer, Ivan Sumerski

Markus Löcker

Modification of technical lignins

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Nadine Kohlhuber

Martin Schäfferling

Novel all-cellulose hybrids by non-porous coating of porous matrix materials

Supervisors: Falk Liebner

Anna Schnegg

Antioxidative effect of hydroxytyrosol on bleached denim

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Hubert Hettegger

Tilman Wohlgenannt

Identification of Metabolites by GC-MS

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Stefan Böhmdorfer

Johanna Ziehrer

Derivatization-NMR techniques in the analysis of lignocellulosics

Supervisors: Markus Bacher, Thomas Rosenau

Finished Habilitations

Dipl.Chem. Dr. Falk LIEBNER

Venia docendi "Biomateriual chemistry", 2015

Mentor: Thomas Rosenau

Dipl.-Rest. Dr. Ute HENNIGES

Venia docendi in "Paper conservation science", 2015

Mentors: Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast

Finished Doctoral Theses

Dr. nat. techn. Sebastian España Orozco, MSc.

Characterization and Quantification of Wood Extractive during Sulfite Pulping and TCF Bleaching (Wood K-plus)

Supervisor: Antje Potthast

Dr. nat. techn. Julien Jaxel, MSc.

Tailoring of supercritical carbon dioxide technologies for the coloration of solid wood

Supervisors: Falk Liebner, Christian Hansmann (Wood K-Plus)

Dr. nat. techn. Arianna Lucia

Dialdehyde cellulose-based binder for mineral wool

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Hendrikus Van Erwijnen (Wood K-Plus)

Dr. nat. techn. Grigory Zinovyev, MSc.

Advanced Molar Mass Characterization of Technical Lignins

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

Dr. nat. techn. Vebi Mimini, MSc.

Lignofoams: Potential for 100% Bio-Based Matrices and Resins

Supervisor: Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. Tillmann Meints

Utilizing Wood by Understanding Colour and Two Methods of Impregnation for Dimensional Stability

Supervisors: Wolfgang Gindl-Altmutter, Ulrich Müller, Falk Liebner

Thesis at the Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials

Dr. nat. techn. Manuel Becker, MSc.

Analysis of Complex Carbohydrate Mixtures

Dissertation in cooperation with the Department of Applied Plant Sciences and Plant Biotechnology

Supervisors: Astrid Forneck, Antje Potthast

DI Dr. Sven Plappert

Assembly of Nanocellulose Building Blocks into Anisotropic Membranes, Gels and Aerogels

Supervisor: Falk Liebner

DI Dr. nat. techn. Nele Zwirchmayr

Chromophores in pulp and paper: Approaches towards their degradation and detection mechanisms

Supervisors: Ute Henniges, Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

Mag. Dr. nat. techn. Slavica Hell

Resource-Saving Approaches for Oxidation and Further Processing of Man-Made Cellulose Fibers

Supervisor: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

Dr. nat. techn. Irina Sulaeva, MSc.

Novel Approaches to Molar Mass Analysis of Polymers Derived from Renewable Resources

Supervisor: Antje Potthast, Ute Henniges, Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. Josua Oberlerchner

Unconventional Methods for the Analysis of Carbohydrates in Biorefinery Streams

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. Andreas Schedl

Development of Sensitive and Enhanced Mass Spectrometric Methods for Analysis of Degradation Products from Aged Cellulose Matrices

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

Dr. nat. techn. Marco Beaumont, MSc.

Characterization and Modification of a Cellulose II Gel

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast

Dr. Masoumeh Ghorbani, MSc.

Lignin-based phenolic adhesives for wood-based materials

Supervisors: Johannes Konnerth, Falk Liebner

Thesis at the Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials

Dr. Christian Hutterer

Evaluation of the HEM-Extra Process

Supervisor: Antje Potthast (K plus)

DI Dr. Nora Odabas

Chemical Modification and Utilization of Paper Grade Pulp and Fractions Thereof

Supervisors: Ute Henniges, Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

Dr. nat. techn. Johannes Hell

Advanced Analytical Strategies for in depth Characterisation of Wheat Bran Fractions

Member of the Christian Doppler-Laboratory Cereval at the Department of Food Science and Technology.

Supervisors: Stefan Böhmdorfer, Thomas Rosenau

Mag. Dr. nat. techn. Hubert Hettegger.

Modification of Biopolymers for Improved Wound-Healing

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast

Dr. nat. techn. Nicole Pircher, MSc.

Tailoring of cellulosic aerogels for biomedical applications

Supervisors: Falk Liebner, Thomas Rosenau

Dr. nat. techn. Christine Nagawa, MSc.

Chemical Composition and Biological Activity of Essential Oils and Extractives from Selected Tree Species of Uganda

Supervisors: Stefan Böhmdorfer, Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. Martin Siller

Oxidative Modifications of Cellulosic Fibres

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

Dr. nat. techn. Karl Michael Klinger, MSc.

Current Biorefinery Scenarios: Studies into Ammoxidation of Lignocellulosic Material and Periodate Oxidation of Cellulose

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. nat. techn. Bojan Stefanović

Mechanisms for Cellulose Modification - Degradation and Surface Modification

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. nat. techn. Gerald Ebner

Modification of Sustainable Resources and their Applications

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

Dr. Kyujin Ahn, MSc.

Sustainability of mass deacidification of library objects

Supervisor: Antje Potthast

Dr. Sharifah Nabihah Binti Syed Jaafar, MSc.

Utilization of Biomass in Biorefinery Approaches

Supervisors: Stefan Böhmdorfer, Thomas Rosenau

Dr. Huiqing Wang, MSc.

Synthesis, Characterisation and Properties of Quantum-Dotted Aerogels

Supervisors: Falk Liebner, Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. nat. techn. Georg Pour

Ammonoxidation of ligneous matter, the fate of the incorporated nitrogen and CO2 fixation by the resulting artificial humic substances

Supervisors: Falk Liebner, Thomas Rosenau

Mag. Dr. nat techn. Michael Schrems, MBA

Green Refinery - Ionic Liquids as novel media for biomass processing

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. nat. techn. Elisabeth Lackinger

Novel ASA-substitutes in paper sizing based on renewable raw materials

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast

Dr. nat. techn. Ilabahen Patel, MSc.

Studies into the chemoenzymatic modification of cellulose by the laccase/TEMPO system

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau, Dietmar Haltrich

DI Dr. Emmerich Haimer

Supercritical CO2 for chemical engineering of renewable ressources

Dissertation at the Department of Material Science

Supervisors: Martin Wendland, Thomas Rosenau, Falk Liebner

DI Dr. nat. techn. Stefan Böhmdorfer

Studies into fundamentals of ortho-quinone methide chemistry

Supervisor: Thomas Rosenau

Dipl. Chem. Dr. nat. techn. Ivana Tot

Modification of residual hemicellulosic structures

Supervisor: Antje Potthast

DI Dr. nat. techn. Martina Opietnik

Synthesis of novel heterocyclic ligands for the human aryl hydrocarbon receptor

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Alois Jungbauer, Falk Liebner

DI Dr. nat. techn. Karin Krainz

Mechanistic studies of chromophore formation in cellulosics

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast, Falk Liebner

DI Dr. nat. techn. Elisabeth Kloser

Synthesis and oxidation chemistry of novel tocopherol-type antioxidants

Supervisor: Thomas Rosenau

Dipl. Rest. Dr. nat. techn. Ute Henniges

Cellulose analytics by fluorescence labelling and gel permeation chromatography

Supervisor: Antje Potthast

Dr. nat. techn. Anjan Patel, MSc. MPhil.

Oxidation chemistry of non-alpha-tocopherols and related model compounds

Supervisor: Thomas Rosenau

Dr. nat. techn. Yuko Yoneda, MSc.

Synthesis of novel cellodextrins as cellulose fragment analogues

Supervisor: Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. nat. techn. Jürgen Röhrling

Oxidative modification and fluorescence labeling of cellulosic substrates

Supervisors: Paul Kosma, Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. nat. techn. Jürgen Sartori

Investigations of alkaline degradation reactions of cellulosic model compounds

Supervisors: Paul Kosma, Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. nat. techn. Christian Adelwöhrer

Investigations into the chemistry of phenolic antioxidants

Supervisor: Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. nat. techn. Rainer Bohrn

Determination of carboxyl groups in pulps by fluorescence labeling

Supervisors: Paul Kosma, Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

DI Dr. nat. techn. Immanuel Adorjan

Chromophore formation and carbohydrate conversions in the system NMMO/Cellulose (Lyocell Process)

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast, Paul Kosma

     

Finished Masters' Theses

DI Christian Schuster

Quantification of Lignin in Pulping Liquors

Supervisors: Stefan Böhmdorfer, Antje Potthast

DI Nadine Kohlhuber

Preparation of Thermally Super-Insulating Cellulose I Aerogels: Up-Scaling and Optimization

Supervisor: Falk Liebner

DI Elisabeth Schaubmayr

Nanocellulose Composites

Supervisors: Marco Beaumont, Thomas Rosenau

DI Katharina Dorninger

Chemometric Models for the Analysis of Lignin

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Ivan Sumerskii

DI Patrick Geiger

Chemical and mechanical analysis of Danubian Myriophyllum spicatum

Supervisors: Marco Beaumont, Thomas Rosenau

Mag. Ezgi Özkan

Secondary metabolite production during sexual development in Trichoderma reesei and its analysis by HPTLC and DESI-MS

Supervisors: Stefan Böhmdorfer, Monika Schmoll (AIT Bioresources)

DI Maria Pichler

Investigation of metabolite-based effects of T. asperelllum on M. laxa

Supervisors: Siegrid Steinkellner, Karin Hage-Ahmed, Stefan Böhmdorfer

DI David Budischowsky

Ozone bleaching of cellulosic chromophores

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Nele Zwirchmayr

DI Gerhild Wurzer

Cellulose-Containing Materials for the Purification of Virus-Like Particles and Proteins

Supervisors: Marco Beaumont, Hubert Hettegger, Thomas Rosenau

DI Elisabeth Jahn

Cellulose/Silica Nanocomposites

Supervisors: Marco Beaumont, Thomas Rosenau, Stefan Böhmdorfer

DI Franz-Josef Pichler

Lignin decolourization

Supervisors: Stefan Böhmdorfer, Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

DI Miriam Vogt

Fast track for the accurate determination of carboxyl groups and sulfonic acid groups in various lignins

Supervisors: Ivan Sumerski, Hubert Hettegger, Antje Potthast

DI Paul Daniel Jusner

Environmentally Benign Esterification of Lignocelluloses

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Marco Beaumont

DI Mario Holzlechner

Lignin decolourization through oxidative and reductive bleaching

Supervisor: Stefan Böhmdorfer, Thomas Rosenau

DI Julian Selinger

Waste chicken feathers as raw material for carbon fibers

Supervisors: Herbert Sixta (Aalto University, Finnland), Thomas Rosenau

DI Oliver Musl

Chemical Effect during Modification of Kraft Lignin with Ozone under Alkaline Conditions

Supervisors: Stefan Böhmdorfer, Thomas Rosenau

Frauke Kikul, MSc.

Development of a Method for Quantification of Chromophores in Cellulosic Materials

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

Kristina Missbach, MSc.

Quantification of Lignin in Pulp

Supervisors: Ute Henniges, Antje Potthast

DI Erika Schaudy

Synthesis of Natural Antioxidants

Supervisor: Thomas Rosenau

DDI Urban Spitaler

Quantitative Analyse des Anthocyan- und Phenolgehaltes von Weizen (Triticum aestivum L.) mittels UV/Vis-Spektroskopie und HPTLC

Thesis at the Department of Crop Science

Supervisors: Heinrich Grausgruber, Stefan Böhmdorfer

DI Renate Kepplinger

Extraction and Modification of Lignins Obtained from Hydrothermally Treated Biomass

Supervisor: Falk Liebner

DI Christoph Wachholder

High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography of Wood Derived Sugars: Method Development and Validation

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Stefan Böhmdorfer, Josua Oberlerchner

DI Julia Wenger

Cellulose Derived Chromophores in Pulp and Paper: Analysis with Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Gas Chromatographic Methods

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Stefan Böhmdorfer

DI Jakob König

Physico-Chemical Processes upon Drying of Cellulosic Materials

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Marco Beaumont

DI Maria Krahofer

Characterisation of lignin-phenol-formaldehyde wood adhesives prepared from different types of lignin

Supervisors: Johannes Konnerth, Falk Liebner, Cordt Zollfrank

Thesis at the Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials

DI Christina Fuchs

Characterization of Anthocyanins in Blue Aleurone and Purple Pericarp Wheat Using HPTLC

Thesis at the Department of Crop Science

Supervisors: Heinrich Grausgruber, Stefan Böhmdorfer

DI Sven Plappert

Oxidative modification of cellulose as an approach towards transparent films and aerogels

Supervisors: Falk Liebner, Thomas Rosenau

DI Lorenz Pfungen

Lignin Phenol Formaldehyde Wood Adhesives

Supervisors: Johannes Konnerth, Falk Liebner, Erik van Herwijnen

Thesis at the Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials

DI Veronika Schreieder

Increasing the Potency of Mosquito Repellents with Cyclodextrins

Supervisors: Falk Liebner, Volker Sieber

DI Leander Sützl

Analysis of Resinous Residues

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Stefan Böhmdorfer, Thomas Rosenau

DI Liu Fang

A novel sustainable encapsulation method using polyelectrolyte complex formation

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

DI Klaus Atzgersdorfer

Analysis of the Anthocyanin Composition and Antioxidative Potential of Purple Wheat Crossbreeds

Thesis at the Department of Crop Science

Supervisors: Heinrich Grausgruber, Stefan Böhmdorfer

Dipl.-Rest. Laura Völkel

Investigation on the Local Application of Nanocellulose for Paper Stabilization

Thesis in Cooperation with University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen

Supervisors: Ulrike Hähner, Antje Potthast

DI Johanna Baron

Anthocyangehalt in Purpurweizen-Kreuzungen

Thesis at the Department of Crop Science in cooperation with the Department of Food Science and Technology

Supervisors: Heinrich Grausgruber, Susanne Siebenhandl-Ehn, Stefan Böhmdorfer

DI Andreas Schedl

Analysis of volatile wound exudates

Supervisor: Antje Potthast

DI Josua Oberlerchner

Characterization of oligomeric cellulose derivatives

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Ute Henniges

DI Michael Wagner

Nanofibrillation of Cellulose

Supervisor: Antje Potthast

DI Bernhard Mißbichler

Saccharification of Milled Aspen Wood

Supervisor: Thomas Rosenau

DI Philipp Vejdovszky

Impact of 1-ethyl-3-methyl imidazolium acetate as cellulose solvent on the activity of an endoglucanase from Trichoderma reseei

Supervisors: Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau

DI Nikita Aigner

Preparation and characterization of unaltered and mechanically reinforced bacterial cellulose aerogels

Supervisors: Falk Liebner, Thomas Rosenau

DI Gerhard Humer

Analysis of degradation compounds in the waste water of pulping processes

Supervisor: Antje Potthast

DI Ramona Dunareanu

Synthesis and characterisation of cellulose phosphate aerogels

Supervisors: Falk Liebner, Thomas Rosenau

DI Christian Schimper

Effect of alkali pre-treatment on Trichoderma cellulase treatments of cellulose fibers

Supervisor: Thomas Rosenau

Mag. Tamer Ragab

Studies of the Nitrogen Binding Forms in Ammoxidized Lignins

Theses at the University of Vienna

Supervisor: Walther Schmid (University of Vienna), Falk Liebner, Thomas Rosenau

DI Gerald Ebner

Studies into cellulose analytics

Diploma Thesis at the University of Technology, Vienna

Supervisors: Johannes Fröhlich, Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau