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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


Dr. Camila Honorato-Rios obtained her degree in Chemical Engineering at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaíso, Chile. Later in 2019, she received her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Luxembourg, under the inspiring supervision of Prof. Jan Lagerwall, where she worked on the self-assembly of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) into chiral nematic liquid crystalline phases. During her doctoral studies, she primarily focused on the real effect of the rod size and dispersity of these CNC particles on the development of the helix in the CNC suspensions and on how this impacts the later formation of the colourful films. After her Ph.D., she joined the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), where she was responsible for the scale-up production of lignin particles (from batch to continuous processes), in close collaboration with Goodyear. She is currently part of Impossible Materials, a project that aims to develop cellulose-based white pigments which can be scaled up for applications in the coating industry, pharmaceutical market, and plastics replacement.


Interrogating helical nanorod self-assembly with fractionated cellulose nanocrystal suspensions
C Honorato-Rios, JPF Lagerwall
– Communications Materials
From Equilibrium Liquid Crystal Formation and Kinetic Arrest to Photonic Bandgap Films Using Suspensions of Cellulose Nanocrystals
C Schuetz, JR Bruckner, C Honorato-Rios, Z Tosheva, M Anyfantakis, JPF Lagerwall
– Crystals
Tailor-made hemicellulose-based hydrogels reinforced with nanofibrillated cellulose
D Dax, MS Chavez Bastidas, C Honorato, J Liu, S Spoljaric, J Seppala, RT Mendonca, C Xu, S Willfor, J Sanchez
– Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal
Fractionation of cellulose nanocrystals: enhancing liquid crystal ordering without promoting gelation
C Honorato-Rios, C Lehr, C Schuetz, R Sanctuary, MA Osipov, J Baller, JPF Lagerwall
– NPG Asia Materials
Enhancing Self-Assembly in Cellulose Nanocrystal Suspensions Using High-Permittivity Solvents.
JR Bruckner, A Kuhnhold, C Honorato-Rios, T Schilling, JPF Lagerwall
– Langmuir
Equilibrium Liquid Crystal Phase Diagrams and Detection of Kinetic Arrest in Cellulose Nanocrystal Suspensions
C Honorato-Rios, A Kuhnhold, JR Bruckner, R Dannert, T Schilling, JPF Lagerwall
– Frontiers in Materials
Transparent nanocellulose-pigment composite films
C Honorato, V Kumar, J Liu, H Koivula, C Xu, M Toivakka
– Journal of Materials Science

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