Materials for Tomorrow

Materials for Tomorrow

This year's Materials for Tomorrow conference will be different. Due to the world-wide pandemy, we have decided to have this event online, via Zoom. You will be able to listen to all the presentations on your computer, wherever you are, and ask questions to the speakers via the chat functionality in the client. The conference is free of charge and open to all. Since there is no need to travel, it is our hope that we will be able to welcome more International participants than usual.

Tentative program

All times are local time in Sweden (CET)

08.30 – 08.35 Welcome address, Maria Abrahamsson​, Director of the Area of Advance Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology

08.35 – 09.00 Lisbeth Olsson, Chalmers University of Technology: ”From wood to wood components – what can enzymes contribute with?”

09.00 – 09.25 Akira Isogai​, University of Tokyo: ”Key technologies to prepare cellulose nanofiber/polymer composites with high mechanical and thermal properties”​

09.25 – 09.50 Olli Ikkala​, Aalto University​: ”Can materials mimic associative learning: Lessons from agarose gels​”


10.15 – 10.40 Anna Wiberg​, BioInnovation: ”Driving change”

10.40 – 11.10 Eva Malmström​, KTH Royal Institute of Technology: ”Wallenberg Wood Science Center – A unique research environment for tomorrow’s forest-based materials”

11.10 – 11.30 Anette Larsson​, Chalmers University of Technology: ”FibRe – A competence centre for design for lignocellulose-based thermoplastics”​


12.35 – 13.00 Merima Hasani​, Chalmers University of Technology: (Title TBA)

13.00 – 13.25 Speaker TBA

13.25 – 13.50 Herbert Sixta, Aalto University: ”Towards the Development of a New Lyocell Fiber Spinning Process”

13.50 – 14.15 Magnus Berggren, Linköping University: ”Electrical energy storage in materials from the forest”


14.30 – 14.35 Greetings from All Wood Composite Platform

14.35 – 15.00 Michaela Kogler, Lenzing AG: “Consequences of Plastic Pollution on the Environment”

15.00 – 15.25 Andreas Haider, Wood K Plu​s​: “Wood & Wood related – R&D highlights with Biocomposites”

15.25 – 15.50 Tiina Nypelö​, Chalmers University of Technology: “About organization of cellulose nanocrystals in suspensions – relevance to the future products”

15.50 – 16.15 Amir Asadi, Texas A&M University: ”Cellulose Nanocrystals-Enabled Manufacturing of Carbon Fiber Polymer Composites with Tailorable Properties”

16.15 – 16.30 Concluding remarks, Maria Abrahamsson​