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Prof. Alessandra Operamolla

Title of the PhD project:
Extraction of cellulose nanocrystals or nanofibers from waste lignocellulosic biomass with potential protective properties for textile and/or bio-composite applications

Abstract of the PhD project:
The aim of the project is to extract cellulose nanocrystals or nanofibres from waste lignocellulosic biomass (like hemp, asclepia, kapok, kenaf and others, including biomass co-products and by-products derived from their collection) and use the nanocrystals and nanofibres as coating for textiles. Combination of the nanocrystals with other bio-based active molecules to enhance protection properties of the coating is a goal of the project. The research activity will be carried out at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, Grenoble INP and Pangaia- Grado Zero srl.

1) Nanocellulose for Paper and Textile Coating:The Importance of Surface Chemistry, L. Spagnuolo, R. D’Orsi, A. Operamolla, ChemPlusChem, 2022,87,
2) Materiali lignocellulosici avanzati, R. D’Orsi, L. Spagnuolo, A. Operamolla, La chimica e l’industria online | anno VI | n° 4 | luglio/agosto 2022, DOI:

Oral communications at conferences:

Poster communications at conferences:
1) Extraction of cellulose nanocrystals from lignocellulosic biomass: application of chemical and enzymatic hydrolysis., CFF 2022 - Chemistry for the Future International Conference, June 29 - July 1, 2022; poster.
2) Self-assembly of enzymes on negatively charged cellulose nanocrystals, L. Spagnuolo, R. D’Orsi, L. Micheli, A. Operamolla, COST Chemobrionics Pisa Annual Meeting 2022. Time & Location. 05 Sept, 08:00 – 07 Sept, 20:00. Pisa, Pisa, Province of Pisa, poster and flash presentation.
3) Holistic enzymatic approach for cellulose nanocrystals preparation and functionalization toward antibacterial materials, L. Spagnuolo, R. D’Orsi, L. Micheli, A. Dufresne, A. Operamolla, CINMPIS days, Pisa, 9-11/02/2023, oral communication.

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Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale
Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry
Via G. Moruzzi, 13 - Pisa, Italy
Corso di Dottorato in Scienze Chimiche e dei Materiali
Doctoral School in Chemistry and Material Science
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