Main research topics:
Bio-macromolecular Nanotechnology - Functional
Research is concentrated on their development and application in
areas such as food, bio-engineering (e.g. tissue engineering).
bio-pharmaceuticals, bio-sensors, filters, membranes and
Molecularly Imprinted Nano-microstructures for
Bio-medical and Bio-sensor Applications:
With molecular imprinting we aim to introduce tailored active
sites in nanostructures. Molecular imprinting is a powerful
tool which generates materials that are able to selectively bind
a target molecule and that can be used as recognition elements in
bio-mimetics (in collaboration with Lund University).
Structural- and Functional Properties of Food
Bio-macromolecules: Bio-polymers (hydrocolloids) and Amphiphilics
(Surfactants/Lipids/Proteins) and systems of biological
Rheological properties, structure-property relationships,
self-assembly, phase behaviour, microstructure, physicochemical
and thermodynamic properties, colloidal-level interactions, and
Technology of Functional Food and Bio-macromolecular
Systems (Fluids, Gels, Fibers):
The aim is to develop the technology required for the
transformation of selected macromolecules into advanced
systems in a range of food and bio-engineering applications.