Wearable sensors made of biodegradable materials can provide continuous monitoring of the body to detect hypothermia at early stages in vulnerable groups such as the elderly.
Multifunctional Materials Design
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Many of the textiles produced today have a huge impact on the environment. Consequently, Nordic researchers have now developed prototypes of what could become the sustainable textiles of tomorrow.
The EARMetal process innovates with electrochemistry to efficiently recover noble metals from complex production solutions, potentially reducing environmental impacts and streamlining metal retrieval
Nordic network on smart light-conversion textiles beyond electric circuits
AI-guided biohybrid assembly platform for e-textiles
Electrochemically-Assisted Aqueous Reduction of Waste Streams for Metals Recovery and Functional Surfaces
MMD projects funded by FinnCERES (theme Energy)
MMD projects funded by FinnCERES (sub-theme Acoustics)
Autonomously adapting and communicating modular textiles
Multifunctional, high performance cellulose-based substrates for photovoltaics and optoelectronics
Super-stretchable functionalized materials and fibers for third generation wearable technology
Continuous monitoring of hypothermia in elderly people by the novel integrated wearable sensor system based on cellulose hydrogel and metallic nanowires
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Recent developments of electrodeposition-redox replacement in metal recovery and functional materials: A review
Behind bioinnovations: Biomaterials research through interdisciplinary collaboration / Dutch Design Week
Nature-inspired hierarchical material design: exploring micro- and nanoscale pores for enhanced functionalityResearchers from the Multifunctional Materials Design research group created a hierarchical structure made up of micro- and nanoscale pores
Welcome and participate in Designs for a Cooler Planet 2023 through a variety of different events, from live talk shows to webinars, workshops and guided exhibition tours.
Prototype exhibition of the 'Beyond e-Textiles' project
The 5th iterative workshop of the 'Beyond e-Textiles' project
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Multifunctional Materials Design: a series of online lectures by invited guests
The FinnCERES Scientific Seminar 2022 Back to Fundamentals - Fibre, Water & Interactions will explore the full potential of bio-based raw materials. This year we will focus on how to fully harness the inherent properties of all the lignocellulosic fractions to develop new bio-based and bio-inspired materials.