Department of Materials
and Environmental Chemistry
"Bio-based functional materials"
Welcome to the official website
of Prof. Aji Mathew´s group:
In Aji Mathew´s lab, we have a vision to develop bio-based functional materials with special focus on green and environmental-friendly processes. The group has extensive know-how on biobased nanocomposites, membranes, foams and hydrogels for water purification, biomedical and photocatalytic activity applications.We also work on recycling of textiles and sustainable and circular processing of materials from biological and industrial residues.
Luis Valencia got the "Best Circular Economy Business Award " in the 2019 Top Stars "Innovation Challenge for PhDs and postdocs", organized by the EIT European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Congrats to Luis Valencia!
For publishing a terrific paper in ACS Applied Materials and interfaces entitled "Bio-based Cellulose Nanofibril-Oil Composite Films for Active Edible Barriers"
Congrats to Chuantao Zhu and Peng Liu
For the great paper in Journal of Hazardous Materials, entitled "Mechanically robust high-flux graphene oxide-nanocellulose for dye removal from water
Congrats to Sahar Sultan!
For publishing the great publication in Advanced Functional Materials entitled "CelloMOF: Nanocellulose Enabled 3D Printing of Metal-Organic Frameworks"
Congrats to Chuantao Zhu!
For publishing the amazing paper in ACS Nano entitled "Cellulose Nanofiber–Graphene Oxide Biohybrids: Disclosing the Self-Assembly and Copper-Ion Adsorption Using Advanced Microscopy and ReaxFF Simulations"
Congrats to Luis Valencia
For the terrific paper in Journal of Materials Chemistry A entitled "Fully bio-based zwitterionic membranes with superior antifouling and antibacterial properties prepared via surface-initiated free-radical polymerization of poly (cysteine methacrylate)"