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Prof. Dr. Markus Biesalski, Chairman of the organizing committee:
"The announcement of the kick-off event of the International ZELLCHEMING Conference on
Cellulose-Based Materials met with a lively response. We are observing a great interest in
this topic and we will definitely stick to the event!".


This conference is a joint initiative of the association ZELLCHEMING e.V. with its technical committees and the tud_logo.pngTechnical University of Darmstadt.

The aim of this international conference is to bring together researchers from science and industry who are interested in R&D topics related to polysaccharides, paper-based materials and bioeconomy. Essentially it is our intention that chemical, physical, and engineering experts disseminate and discuss their findings, while also creating a completely new platform for close interaction of academia and industry.
We will be offering an excellent scientific program structured in thematic sessions which progress from polysaccharide chemistry, to paper chemistry, and paper physics & engineering. In addition to invited lectures, the opportunity to submit poster presentations is offered.

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On behalf of the organizing committee

Markus Biesalski
TU Darmstadt

Thomas Heinze
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Samuel Schabel
TU Darmstadt

Petra Hanke

Impressions 2022

Confirmed Speakers & Abstracts

  • Elisabeth Björk, RISE (SE)
  • Jean-Francis Bloch, TU Grenoble (F)
  • Eugenio Ciucani, Holmen Iggesund (UK)
  • Catharina Fechter, Södra Cell Bioproducts (SE) - Abstract
  • Gil Garnier, Monash University, Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia (BioPRIA) (AUS) - Abstract
  • Martin Gericke, Institut für Organische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie (GER) - Abstract
  • Thomas Harter, Graz University of Technology (AT) - Abstract
  • Ulrich Hirn, Graz University of Technology, Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology (AT) - Abstract
  • André Lehmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (GER) - Abstract
  • Tom Lindström, KTH (SE)
  • Tobias Meckel, TU Darmstadt, Macromolecular Chemistry & Paper Chemistry (GER)
  • Michael Meier, KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (GER) - Abstract
  • Frank P. Meltzer, Mercer Pulp Products (GER) - Abstract
  • Orlando Rojas, The University of British Columbia, Chemical & Biological Engineering | Wood Science | Chemistry (CAN)
  • Thomas Rosenau, BOKU Vienna (AT) - Abstract
  • Jürgen Rühe, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (GER)
  • Axel Rußler, Lenzing AG (AT) - Abstract
  • William W. Sampson, Manchester University  (UK) - Abstract
  • Andreas Sauer, SE Tylose GmbH & Co. KG (GER) - Abstract
  • Jaan-Willem Simon, RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Applied Mechanics (GER) - Abstract
  • Stefan Spirk, TU Graz (AT)
  • Karin Stana Kleinschek, Graz University of Technology, Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Biobased Systems (AT) - Abstract
  • Martin Thuo, Iowa State University (USA)
  • Lars Wågberg, KTH (SE)
  • Martin Zahel, PTS Papiertechnische Stiftung (GER) - Abstract


The program flyer is available for download. Please click here.

ZELLCHEMING Conference Flyer

Poster Presentations, powered by Essity

  • Orthogonal functionalization of cellulose based papers towards the creation of tailor-made biofunctionalized papers
    Ingo Bork, Applied Biochemistry, TU Darmstadt
  • Water-repellent paper – from superhydrophobic coatings to water-harvesting materials
    Carina Breuer, Cynthia Cordt, Macromolecular and Paper Chemistry, Technical University Darmstadt
  • Synthesis, characterization and subequent modificaiton of pectin hydrazides
    Katja Geitel, Institute for Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
  • Effects of fiber fibrillation and fines content on the paper pore structure using laboratory paper of regenerated fibers
    Christiane Helbrecht, Chair of paper technology and mechanical process engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Highly norbornylated polysaccharides
    Agnes Kemmer, Institute for Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
  • 3D-Thermocell – packaging made from cellulose using plastic thermoforming process
    Monika Korbmann, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, BW Cooperative State University
  • On the way to reproducible fluorescent read-out in paper-based analytical devices
    Anna Luongo, Laboratory for Chemistry and Physics of Interfaces, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg
  • From cellulose model surfaces to elastic papers
    Cassia Lux, Soft Matter at Interfaces, Physics of Condensed Matter, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Dynamic measurement of the out-of-plane deformation of copy paper due to one-sided wetting
    Alexander Maaß, Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology, Graz University
  • Investigation of fluid imbibition in silica-coated cotton linter paper sheets using fluorescence microscopy
    Joanna J.  Mikolei, Ernst-Berl Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Thermally switching the transparency of polymer hybrid coatings on paper
    Sunna Möhle-Saul, Macromolecular and Paper Chemistry, Technical University Darmstadt
  • In-situ characterization of wet strengthening P(DMAA-co-MABP-co-RhodBMA)
  • Ionic liquids and cellulose – a study on interfacial interaction
    Lukas Pachernegg, Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology, Graz
  • Thermal and photochemical cross-linking of paper fibers to generate wet strengthened and multifunctional papers
    Florian Pakusch, Laboratory for Chemistry and Physics of Interfaces, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg
    Catarina Ribeiro, Physics of Surfaces, Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Reducing Unspecific Protein Adsorption in Microfluidic Papers using Fiber-Attached Polymer Hydrogels
    Alexander Ritter von Stockert, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and Paper Chemistry (MAP), Department of Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Crosslinked polymer networks inside cellulose fiber networks – towards better understanding of tensile properties & wet strengthening of paper
    Jan-Lukas Schäfer, Macromolecular and Paper Chemistry, Technical University Darmstadt
  • Straw-based reinforcing fibers for recovered paper based packaging papers
    Fokko Schütt, Thünen-Institute of Wood Research
  • Biobased wet strength agents based on cellulose ether
    David Seelinger, Macromolecular Chemistry and Paper Chemistry, Ernst-Berl-Institut, TU Darmstadt
  • Sustainable Cellulose Functionalization Approaches Using the DMSO/DBU/CO2 Switchable Solvent System
    Jonas Wolfs, Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT)


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