Aalto University (Finland)


The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems (Bio2) is a world leading research and higher education unit that aims to provide novel solutions to help society transform to a sustainable economy based on the utilization of renewable resources. Our groups work collaboratively with strong partners from industry and academia on transdisciplinary research themes including materials, chemistry, synthetic biology, biotechnology and nanosciences. The core competencies in forest products technology encompass the upstream selection of feedstocks, the pretreatment of lignocellulose biomass and downstream unit operations. We use novel approaches to the deconstruction and assembly of lignocellulosics into fibers, micro-and nanoparticles, composites and advanced functional materials. (http://bio2.aalto.fi/en/)

Key contacts at Aalto University include:

Professor Mark Hughes

Professor Lauri Rautkari