Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Lignocellulose chemistry

The research group aims to develop the processing and use of wood-based biomass.
The research topics of the group listed as a black text, set on top of an image of wood biomass substances on grey plates, plus wood chips and a log in the background
Photo: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Group description

Wood fibers and wood macromolecules are central to today’s materials biorefinery. The current challenges presented by raw material and energy scarcity call for solutions that make processing more efficient and enable us to use all fractions of the biomass. The Lignocellulose chemistry group focuses on processing and utilization of wood fibers and wood hemicelluloses.

Group leader Tiina Nypelö (Associate Professor) holds a position also at Chalmers University of Technology. She is active in European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence. Nypelö teaches in courses CHEM-E1150 and CHEM-E1160.

Professor Tiina Nypelö smiling and riding a red bicycle inside of a research facility

Contact information

If you are interested in our research, you can contact Tiina Nypelö, head of the research group, by email.

  • Mailing address: Puunjalostustekniikka 1, Aalto Bioproduct Centre, Aalto University, PL 16300, 00076 AALTO, Finland.
  • Visiting address: Room 212, Vuorimiehentie 1, 02150 Espoo, Finland.
  • E-mail addresses: firstname.lastname(at)


The European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE) research roadmap 2040 : Advanced strategies for exploiting the vast potential of polysaccharides as renewable bioresources

Martin Gericke, Adérito J.R. Amaral, Tatiana Budtova, Pieter De Wever, Thomas Groth, Thomas Heinze, Herman Höfte, Anton Huber, Olli Ikkala, Janusz Kapuśniak, Rupert Kargl, João F. Mano, Már Másson, Pietro Matricardi, Bruno Medronho, Magnus Norgren, Tiina Nypelö, Laura Nyström, Anna Roig, Michael Sauer, Henk A. Schols, John van der Linden, Tanja M. Wrodnigg, Chunlin Xu, Gleb E. Yakubov, Karin Stana Kleinschek, Pedro Fardim 2024 Carbohydrate Polymers

Deciphering heterogeneous enzymatic surface reactions on xylan using surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy

Jana B. Schaubeder, Peter Fürk, Richard Amering, Lena Gsöls, Jonas Ravn, Tiina Nypelö, Stefan Spirk 2024 Carbohydrate Polymers

Role of intrinsic and extrinsic xylan in softwood kraft pulp fiber networks

Jana B. Schaubeder, Stefan Spirk, Lukas Fliri, Eliott Orzan, Veronika Biegler, Chonnipa Palasingh, Julian Selinger, Adelheid Bakhshi, Wolfgang Bauer, Ulrich Hirn, Tiina Nypelö 2024 Carbohydrate Polymers

Cellulose modified to host functionalities via facile cation exchange approach

Panagiotis Spiliopoulos, Saül Llàcer Navarro, Eliott Orzan, Reza Ghanbari, Rudolf Pietschnig, Clemens Stilianu, Stefan Spirk, Andreas Schaefer, Roland Kádár, Tiina Nypelö 2024 Carbohydrate Polymers

Potential of Wood Hemicelluloses and Their Derivates as Food Ingredients

Felix Abik, Chonnipa Palasingh, Mamata Bhattarai, Shaun Leivers, Anna Ström, Bjørge Westereng, Kirsi S. Mikkonen, Tiina Nypelö 2023 Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Challenges in nano-structured fluid flows for assembly into hierarchical biomaterials

Roland Kádár, Ann Terry, Kim Nygård, Tiina Nypelö, Gunnar Westman, Sylwia Wojno, Reza Ghanbari, Mina Fazilati, Marko Bek, Amit Kumar Sonker 2023 Novel Trends in Rheology IX
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