We develop bio-based materials of different scales, mainly those displaying large interfacial areas such as fibers (micro/nano fibers), fiber networks, particles and colloidal systems. The BiCMat group, led by Orlando Rojas, currently spans activities in Canada (University of British Columbia, Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemistry and Wood Science) and Finland (Aalto University, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems).

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BiCMat group

BiCMat is part of the BioProducts Institute in Canada and the FinnCERES flagship in Finland.

Guiding Bacterial Activity for Biofabrication of Complex Materials via Controlled Wetting of Superhydrophobic Surfaces, ACS Nano, 14, 12929–12937 (2020).

Developing fibrillated cellulose as a sustainable technological material, Nature, 590, 47–56 (2021).
Exploiting supramolecular interactions from polymeric colloids for strong anisotropic adhesion between solid surfaces, Advanced Materials, 1906886 (2020).
Self-Assembly of Soft Cellulose Nanospheres into Colloidal Gel Layers with Enhanced Protein Adsorption Capability for Next-Generation Immunoassays, Small, 16, 2004702 (2020).
Chirality from Cryo-Electron Tomograms of Nanocrystals Obtained by Lateral Disassembly and Surface Etching of Never-Dried Chitin, ACS Nano, 14, 6921–6930 (2020).

Activities 2020

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Upcoming Events

Keynote Lecture on Recent Advances in the Utilization of Biomass-derived Nanomaterials and Enabling Nanotechnology for the Future Bioeconomy at 17:00 pm (PDT), November 20, 2020. Link: Tecent VooV Meeting ID: 703 043 670.