Herbert Sixta
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Herbert Sixta

Professor

Contact information

Postal address
Vuorimiehentie 1,02150,Espoo
Mobile phone
+358503841764
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Professor Sixta Herbert's research interests include the following:

  • Pulping chemistry and technology with special emphasis on dissolving pulps
  • Cellulose chemistry
  • Chemistry of the fractionation of biomass, in particular lignocellulosic biomass
  • Valorization of cellulose to regenerated cellulose fibers
  • Valorization of cellulose to cellulose derivatives
  • Dry-jet wet spinning of cellulose solutions
  • Valorization of hemicelluloses as furanic compounds
  • Isolation and characterization of lignin. Valorization of lignin to monoaromatic structures, to bio-oil and as co-polymer in composite material with cellulose
  • Cellulose textile chemistry
  • Novel dying technologies for cellulose-based textiles.
  • Novel pathways of functionalization of cellulose-based textiles
  • Chemical and mechanical purification of pulps
  • Oxygen delignification of unbleached pulps
  • TCF- and ECF  bleaching techniques
  • Organosolv fractionation methods with particular emphasis on GVL/water pulping of hardwood

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Forest Products Technology
Jan 2015

European Paper Recycling Award 2015 European Recovered Paper Council, EU

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Forest Products Technology
Jan 2007

Best Poster Award - Workshop on Cellulose Renegated Fibres University of Karlstad, Sweden

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Jan 2016

Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Feb 2016

Global Change Award

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Jan 2006

Mitscherlich Medaille from Zellcheming, Germany, for merits in dissolving pulp technology

Invitation or ranking in competition
Department of Design
May 2018

DIA Design Intelligence Award, China Ioncell project awarded with DIA Design Intelligence Award (shortlisted among 22 best, 6.-8.5. Grand final), Hangzhou, China http://en.di-award.org, 10 000 euros

Publications

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Biorefineries
Publishing year: 2020 Fuel Processing Technology
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical engineering, Hydrometallurgy and Corrosion, Chemical Engineering in Aqueous Systems, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Biorefineries
Publishing year: 2019 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMOPHYSICS
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Biorefineries
Publishing year: 2019 Abstracts of papers of the American Chemical Society
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Biorefineries
Publishing year: 2019 Carbohydrate Polymers
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Biorefineries
Publishing year: 2019 2nd International Plant Spectroscopy Conference (IPSC-2019)
Biorefineries, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Publishing year: 2019 4th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference 2019
Biorefineries, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Bio-based Materials, Clean Technologies
Publishing year: 2019 APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL
Biorefineries, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Publishing year: 2019 ChemCatChem
Biorefineries, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Clean Technologies
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Biorefineries, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY