My research is included in IVA's 100-list 2023: Energi- och resurseffektiv tillverkning av biomaterial från skogsråvara.
Current projects are financed by the KK-Foundation and the Gunnar Sundblad Research Foundation.
Forest-based materials, ranging from ordinary office paper to thin membranes of nanocellulose, have one thing in common: the manufacturing processes usually deal with very large amounts of water that must be removed. This results in large energy consumption for dewatering and drying. My research aims to increase the understanding of cellulose's interaction with water, from the molecular level to full-scale manufacturing processes. My research contributes to the fact that the removal of water can be made more efficient, at the beginning of the manufacturing process, which results in reduced total energy consumption.