Monika Österberg

T107 Bioproducts and Biosystems

Research on bio-based material science and surface chemistry of lignocellulosics. Efforts are laid on finding novel application possibilities for the main plant polymers; cellulose, lignin and hemicellulose. The approach to reach these goals is to focus on fundamental insight in surface chemistry of biomaterials at the nanoscale, with a special focus on interaction forces.

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Honors and awards

The Finnish Centre for Nanocellulosic Technologies, Award for “Networking” (Vuoden verkottuja)

Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Jan 2008

Research groups

  • Bioproduct Chemistry, Professor


Biodegradation of Lignocellulose-Polyester Composite Films in Freshwater and Seawater Conditions

Erfan Kimiaei, Soojin Kwon, Kristoffer Meinander, Monika Österberg, Nathalie Lavoine, Richard Venditti 2024

Bioactive Fiber Foam Films from Cellulose and Willow Bark Extract with Improved Water Tolerance

Tia Lohtander, Tetyana Koso, Ngoc Huynh, Tuomo Hjelt, Marie Gestranius, Alistair W.T. King, Monika Österberg, Suvi Arola 2024

Chitosan hydrogels enriched with bioactive phloroglucinol for controlled drug diffusion and potential wound healing

Roberta Teixeira Polez, Margaret A. Ajiboye, Monika Österberg, Marilia M. Horn 2024

Insights into spheroids formation in cellulose nanofibrils and Matrigel hydrogels using AFM-based techniques

Roberta Teixeira Polez, Ngoc Huynh, Chris S. Pridgeon, Juan José Valle-Delgado, Riina Harjumäki, Monika Österberg 2024

In Situ Adsorption of Red Onion (Allium cepa) Natural Dye on Cellulose Model Films and Fabrics Exploiting Chitosan as a Natural Mordant

Rafael Grande, Riikka Räisänen, Jinze Dou, Satu Rajala, Kiia Malinen, Paula A. Nousiainen, Monika Österberg 2023

Transparent lignin nanoparticles for superhydrophilic antifogging coatings and photonic films

Karl Alexander Henn, Sahar Babaeipour, Susanna Forssell, Paula Nousiainen, Kristoffer Meinander, Pekka Oinas, Monika Österberg 2023

Tuning the water interactions of cellulose nanofibril hydrogels using willow bark extract

Ngoc Huynh, Juan José Valle-Delgado, Wenwen Fang, Suvi Arola, Monika Österberg 2023

Toward Corneal Limbus In Vitro Model: Regulation of hPSC-LSC Phenotype by Matrix Stiffness and Topography During Cell Differentiation Process

Maija Kauppila, Anni Mörö, Juan José Valle-Delgado, Teemu Ihalainen, Lassi Sukki, Paula Puistola, Pasi Kallio, Tanja Ilmarinen, Monika Österberg, Heli Skottman 2023

Researching biocolour

Päivi Laaksonen, Monika Österberg, Juha Jordan 2023 Biocolours: Sustainable stories from nature, lab and industry

Combining Rigid Cellulose Nanocrystals and Soft Silk Proteins: Revealing Interactions and Alignment in Shear

Ilona Leppänen, Suvi Arola, Alistair W.T. King, Miriam Unger, Hartmut Stadler, Gry Sofie Nissen, Charlotte Zborowski, Tommi Virtanen, Juha Salmela, Harri Setälä, Stephanie Lésage, Monika Österberg, Tekla Tammelin 2023