Currently Active Cooperation with Academic Partners

Please note: Only currently ongoing, active cooperation is listed in alphabetic order, past and dormant cooperation as well as short-term collaborations are not included.

Dr. Cyril Aymonier

Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux CNRS

Synthesis and characterization of quantum dots for cellulose hybrid aerogels

Prof. Dr. Mikhail Balakshin

Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Lignin, chemistry, analysis and utilization, lignin structure, NMR spectroscopy of technical lignins

Prof. em. Dr. Gerhard Banik

State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart, Germany

Conservational science, damage assessment of historic cellulosic objects

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bauer

Technical University, Graz

Pulp and paper science

Univ.Prof. Dr. Thomas Bechtold

University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck

Textile chemistry

Dr. Manuel Becker

LVWO Weinsberg, Referat Weinbau und Rebschutz, Germany

Polysaccharide analysis

Dr. Eric Breitung

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A.

Cellulose conservation science

Prof. Dr. Irene Brückle

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany

Loan traffic of cultural objects, aging of paper, analytics

Dr. Ewellyn Capanema

ROSE Stockholm, Sweden

Lignin chemistry, analysis and utilization, NMR spectroscopy of lignins

Dr. Vince Edwards

United States Department of Agriculture

Peptide-modified cellulosic aerogels for diagnostic protease sensing

Prof. Dr. Tomoki Erata

Hokkaido University, Japan

Solid state NMR spectroscopy, special CPMAS NMR techniques

Professor Vincent Eijsink

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), As, Norway

Modification of celluloses by enzymes, cellulose analysis

Prof. Dr. Alfred French

USDA Agricultural Research Service, New Orleans, USA

Solid state structure of cellulose and cellulose model compounds

Computational carbohydrate chemistry

ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Lars Gille

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

EPR spectroscopy, spin trapping, testing of antioxidants in biological model systems

tocopherol and ubiquinone chemistry

Prof. Dr. Yasuo Gotoh

Shinshu University, Ueda, Japan

Cellulosic fibers, novel spinning technology, ionic liquids for cellulose spinning

Prof. (FH) Dipl. Rest. Ulrike Hähner

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim, Holzminden, Göttingen

Iron gall ink corrosion of paper

Ass.Prof. Dr. Merima Hasani

Chalmers University, Gothenburg

Cellulose modification, cellulose oxidation, cellulose dissolution

Prof. Dr. Adriaan van Heiningen

University of Maine at Bangor, U.S.A., Chemical Engineering

Advanced pulping processes and modern biorefinery scenarios

Prof. Dr. Thomas Heinze

University of Jena, Germany

Cellulose chemistry, derivatives of cellulose and other polysaccharides

Dr. Saida Ibragic

University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Analysis of plant extractives, medical plants

Prof. Dr. Akira Isogai

University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Cellulose oxidation and analysis

Prof. Dr. Christian Jäger

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung Berlin (BAM), Germany

Solid state NMR spectroscopy of celluloses and cellulose derivatives, special CPMAS NMR techniques

Prof. Dr. Myung-Joon Jeong

Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea

Cellulose conservation science

Prof. em. Dr. Kanji Kajiwara

Shinshu University

Fiber Technology, Fiber Modification

Prof. Dr. Toshinari Kawada

Kyoto Prefectural University, Japan

Synthesis of (isotopically labeled) cellulose model compounds

Prof. Dr. Ilkka Kilpelainen

University of Helsinki, Finland

Cellulose chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, novel ionic liquids

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Alistair King

University of Helsinki, Finland

Cellulose chemistry, NMR spectroscopy of cellulose, ionic liquids

Prof. Dr. Mirjana Kostic

 University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy

Oxidative Fiber Modification

Prof. Dr. Marie-Pierre Laborie

University of Freiburg, Germany

Ionic liquids in cellulose and biomass processing

Prof. em. Dr. Wolfgang Lindner

University of Vienna, Austria

Chiral chromatography

Dr. habil. Nilufar Mamadalieva

Leibniz Institute fo Plant Biochemistry (IPB), Halle, Germany

Analysis of plant extractives, traditional medical plants

Prof. Dr. Herman Mansur

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Biobased nanomaterials

Prof. Dr. Petra Mischnick

 University of Braunschweig, Institute of Technology

Analysis of Polysaccharide Building Blocks

Dr. Hanna de la Motte

RISE Stockholm, Sweden

Textile chemistry

Prof. Dr. Fumiaki Nakatsubo

Kyoto University, Japan

Synthesis of (isotopically labeled) cellulose as well as cellulose and lignin model compounds

Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Nedelec

Institute of Chemistry, Clermont-Ferrand

Cellulosic Aerogels for Tissue Engineering Applications

Ass.Prof. Dr. Christine Betty Nagawa

Makerere University, Uganda

Analysis of plant extractives, traditional medical plants

Dr. Thomas Netscher

DSM Nutritional Products, Switzerland

Chemistry of vitamin E and phenolic antioxidants

Prof. Dr. John Ralph

University of Madison-Wisconsin

Modification and Characterisation of Lignin

Prof. Dr. Kousaku Ohkawa

Shinshu University, Department of Functional Polymer Science, Japan

Intelligent fibers and functional textiles, fiber chemistry

Prof. Dr. José C. del Río

Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla (IRNAS-CSIC), Spain

Lignins of annual plants, lignin analysis

Dr. Keita Sakakibara

Kyoto University, Japan

Biocompatible Cellulosic Aerogels with Well-Defined Polymer Brushes

Prof. Dr. Herbert Sixta

Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland / Lenzing AG, Austria

Pulp and paper technology, biorefineries and biomass processing

Prof. Dr. Irina Smirnova

TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

Development of Lignin-Based Aerogels and Carbon Aerogels

Doz. Dr. Anna Sundberg

Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

Characterization of wood extractives by GC-MS, pulping and bleaching chemistry

Prof. Dr. Yasumitsu Uraki

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Chemistry of Biomaterials

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Espoo, Finland

Pulp modification by enzymes, cellulose analysis

Prof. Dr. Tapani Vuorinen

 Aalto University

Characterisation of cellulosic pulps, reaction mechanisms in bleaching

Prof. Dr. Stefan Willför

Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

Characterization of wood extractives by GC-MS, novel pulping and spinning approaches,

pulping and bleaching chemistry

Prof. Dr. Chunlin Xu

Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

Lignin characterization, fractionation and utilization