October

Joseph Moran gives the lecture “Catalysis in Complex Mixtures: From Synthetic Methods to the Origin of Life” at SU.

 

Anon Bunrit successfully defends his thesis entitled “Direct Catalytic Nucleophilic Substitution of Non-Derivatized Alcohols”

 

The academic research group visits RenFuel’s pilot, Nordic Papers pulp mill, and RISE:s Lignoboost plant in Bäckhammar.

September

Hongji Li (PhD student) from Prof. Feng Wang’s group at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China joins our group for a 6 months exchange

 

Phakinee Khunsirikulwanit (“Dream”) and Jasmine Ingboon (“Jazz”) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, joins our group for a one semester internship, in collaboration with Prof. Duangamol Nuntasri

 

Joseph visits France to initiate collaboration in the SSUCHY project. This EU granted project involves several European universities and industries.

 

Joseph is featured in Dagens Industri commenting on renewables.

 

Anon Bunrit nails his PhD thesis

August

Anon Bunrit gives the presentation at the ACS conference in Boston entitled “H3PO2-catalyzed intramolecular stereospecific nucleophilic substitution of the hydroxyl group in stereogenic alcohols”.

Joseph gives the presentation at the ACS conference in Boston entitled “Fe(OTf)3-catalyzed intramolecular stereospecific substitution of stereogenic alcohols”.

Pemikar Srifa “Cherry” successfully defends her thesis entitled “Computational Studies on catalytic C-O bond activation” and officially moves from Uppsala university to join Stockholm university.

July

Joseph gives the talk “Lignocellulosic fractionation by a tandem organosolv pulping and metal-
catalyzed transfer hydrogenolysis” at DICP Symposium, Dalian, China.

Elena presents her her flow results at the “Green and Sustainable Chemistry 8 Conference” in Melbourne, Australia.

June

Elena Subbotina is welcomed back after a successful stay at Prof. Corma’s lab at ITQ in Valencia.

Maxim presents his fractionation results at the “2017 European Biomass Conference and Exhibition”
in Stockholm.

Joseph gives the talk “Sustainable Sources Need Reliable Standards” at RSC’s Faraday Discussions in
London.

Article in “Ingenjören” about Samec and RenFuel (p58):
http://www.ingenjoren.se/media/2017/06/Ingenjo%CC%88ren-3-17.pdf

May

Please follow us on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/JSMresearch

 

Thanks Timo Repo for hosting us in Helsinki during a fruitful workshop

On the ferry towards Helsinki.

 

Joseph was appointed to the cooperation group (SU-Stakeholders) at Stockholm University

 

Congratulations Sveta and Alban (in collaboration with Hashmi’s research group):

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cctc.201700018/full

 

Joseph was promoted to full professor

 

Our research group started a literature digest for Green Chemistry with a Special Emphasis on Biomass Transformations through C-O bond Cleavage, please check it out: Literature Digest, April 2017

April

Anon receives a poster prize at the Green Chemistry Symposium in Sweden.

 

Our group successfully hosted the Green Chemistry Symposium in Stockholm, organized together with Charlotta Turner and Ola Wendt (LU).

 

Congratulations Lena and Maxim:

http://cdn-pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b00428

 

Renfuel got nominated to one of the 16 most fascinating projects in Europe:

http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2017/04/10/the-eus-sweet-16-16-of-the-most-fascinating-projects-under-development-and-in-deployment-in-europe/

March

Welcome back Davide and Sari from research exchange with Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

 

Joseph was appointed to the Stockholm University Sustainability Forum.

 

Congratulations to Vanja, Davide, and Sari for receiving funding for conferences.

 

Joseph gave a talk at the Bäckhammar visit of the conference: Nordic Wood Biorefining.

February

Congratulations Maxim and Davide (together with Prof. U. Edlund, KTH):

Sustainable sources need reliable standards


Joseph visits Chulalongkorn University and Silpakorn University in Thailand.


Elena goes to Prof. Avelino Corma’s research group at ITQ for a three months exchange.

January

Davide and Sari went to Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, to initiate collaboration with Prof Duangamol Tungasita for one month.


We welcome Nonnanat Yooyeun from Kasertsart University, Thailand, to our group as a visiting scientist.