Name: Mengxiao Zhao
ESR no.: 6
Description of the IRP:
The objective of this research project is to develop a deeper understanding on how chemicals can influence the dry strength of biocomposites, in our case board and tissue. The following parameters will be considered:
We are aiming to develop a holistic understanding on the application of chemicals for the strength improvement of paper as both molecular and macroscopic scales
This research will help with our customer needs:
About the ESR:
I am Mengxiao Zhao and I come from China. I studied with Pulp and Paper Engineering major from my bachelor studies. Nanocellulose was one of the key words in my bachelor thesis, it was about “Preparation of nanocellulose by hydrolysis acid and its application in papermaking”. Then after that, I went to South China University of Technology to complete my Master’s degree. During my master study, I was supported by Trinseo company to study in Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. There, I did research with ”Hemicellulose and acetylated hemicellulose as binder in pigmented coatings”. I am very good at characterization of paper and polymers, such as tensile strength, IGT, optical properties, GC, HPLC, SEM, DSC. I like sports very much, especially hiking in forest and sea side. Learning violin is also my hobby now. Besides, I am very positive and always bring happiness to people who are around me.