Dr. Chunlin Xu
Adjunct Professor
Universidad Åbo Akademi en Finlandia

Titulo ponencia: «Lignocellulosic nanomaterials and biopolymers: packaging barriers and biomedical hydrogels»

Chunlin Xu (Researcher ID: H-5224-2012), Adjunct Professor, is the Head of the Research Group of Wood and Paper Chemistry at the Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre of Åbo Akademi University (AAU) in Finland.  He received his PhD in chemical engineering from AAU, Finland in 2008. His PhD research focused on forest product chemistry. He conducted his post-doctoral research with Prof. Harry Brumer at the School of Biotechnology and Wallenberg Wood Science Center, KTH the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and developed carbohydrate bioengineering approaches for functionalization of various biomasses. He has established his own research activities in biorenewable materials with a focus on the development of bio-based functional materials towards various high-end applications including but not limited to medical treatments and bioplastics. His recent research activities have been mainly focused on following subjects: characterization of plant cell wall components, biomass processing and fractionation, carbohydrate chemistry and polysaccharides modification, and development of bio-based advanced materials using emerging fabrication tools such as 3D printing. In between, he pursued in total three-year experiences working in world-leading chemical industries. He has published 80+ papers on peer-reviewed scientific journals and contributed to 70+ conference abstracts and proceedings.