Swedish Center of Biomimetic Fiber Engineering
The Swedish Center for Biomimetic Fiber Engineering (Biomime™) is a multidisciplinary Center of Excellence with cutting edge expertise at every level of the formation, modification and industrial utilization of wood, fibers and their constituent polymers. Our Mission is the understanding of the structure, self-assembly, and properties of complex plant cell walls in order to use the cell wall as a bioinspired model for advanced materials design. Mimicry of the natural self-assembly of cell wall macromolecules has a high potential to contribute to the future development of intelligent nanomaterials.

Biomime™ was founded in 2006 with support from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) and comprises collaborative groups from the Schools of Biotechnology and Chemical Science and Engineering at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the Umeå Plant Science Center (UPSC) and Innventia.
 

CarboMat, led by Harry Brumer, gets 25 million SEK from Formas

Formas, the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning gives 25 million SEK to KTH, as a part as part of its commitment to strong research environments. The money, allocated over five years, accrues to the consortium CarboMat, led by Harry Brumer, Assoc. Prof. in Wood Biotechnology.

“The money will go research about how new and advanced carbohydrate materials could be used to improve water treatment and wound care,” says Harry Brumer.

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Center Management

Director of the center
Vincent Bulone, Professor

Deputy director

Harry Brumer, Professor

Program coordinator

Henrik Aspeborg, PhD