Theme 2. Sustainability in materials choices and design

Material choices have an immense impact on our environment and wellbeing. In order to fight depletion of natural resources, pollution and global warming, we need to focus on the development of radically sustainable materials and their application. Materials researchers have strived to enhance sustainability by developing more resource-efficient and safer design of molecules, materials, and processes, exchanging fossil materials with renewable alternatives, and generating cleaner energy. Recently, life cycle assessment and the importance of transdisciplinary efforts to tackle sustainability issues have gained more focus. We have to invite interdisciplinary contributions related to sustainability in materials choices and design. Topics are focused but not restricted to green chemistry, novel renewable materials, green textiles and sustainable design and materials recycling.

Convenor: professor Monika Österberg 

Program 12:45-15:00 (Palaver, 1st floor)
 

Enhancing the properties of cellulosic fibers and developing sustainable textile solutions

Designing textile materials for sustainable future 
Pirjo Kääriäinen, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Design 

Tailoring Ioncell fibers with noble metal nanoparticles
Simone Haslinger, Ye Yang, Michael Hummel, Herbert SixtaAalto School of Chemical Engineering, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems 

Better spinning dopes from biobased colloids
Meri Lundahl, Ling Wang, Siqi Huan, Mariko Ago, Orlando Rojas, Aalto School of Chemical Engineering, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems 

Development of novel materials from renewable resources: Colloidal lignin particles

Large-scale manufacturing of colloidal lignin particles
Rahul Prasad Bangalore Ashok, Pekka Oinas, Golam Sarwar, Kalle Lintinen, Monika Österberg, Aalto School of Chemical Engineering Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering and Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems)

Promising applications for colloidal lignin particles
Monika Österberg, Timo Leskinen, Mika Sipponen (Aalto School of Chemical Engineering, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Circular economy and challenges with current trends in bioeconomy with respect to sustainablity

BREAKING OUT THE SILOS! Engineering is an art - Novel perspectives in Circular Economy
Nani Pajunen, Riikka Mäkikoskela, Aalto School of Chemical Engineering, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems and Sibelius High school 

Panel discussion: What are the main socioeconomic and environmental sustainability challenges with recent current trends in bioeconomy?

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