Both industry and the society as a whole is faced with a massive challenge to switch from a fossil-based economy to more sustainable approaches. KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, a highly ranked university with strong research groups in the field of organic synthesis, biomaterials and polymers, and Nouryon, former AkzoNobel Speciality Chemicals, are together looking into the possibilities of introducing biobased materials in new and innovative ways with the aim to accelerate the development of sustainable products.
This research project aims to provide fundamental understanding of the use of biobased building blocks for transforming the commercial materials Nouryon work with today into biobased formulations. The knowledge gained within the project will provide invaluable insights and tools for the both academic and industrial scientists in this field and it will give understanding for future developments and innovations.
The student will be based at KTH, Stockholm.