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    Inffeldgasse 23 Graz


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The Institute of Paper, Pulp and Fibre Technology is the major institute in Austria to perform research and development and to educate students in the field of pulp, paper and biobased materials. The philosophy of the Institute is to combine practical needs of industrial partners with high level research in order to provide the best possible environment for students to acquire and to apply the obtained knowledge. The institute is involved in many large scale research activities to advance the use of biobased products, to optimize value chains with a focus on the pulp and paper industry and to develop new wood-based materials with added value while better understanding basic interaction mechanisms in these materials. These activities are performed in the frame of COMET projects, CD laboratories, EU programs, FFG and FWF projects and cover both fundamental and applied research. In teaching the institute's activities mainly focus on the area of specialisation "Biobased Materials and Fibre Technology" in the master's programme "Chemical and Process Engineering" and on the master's programme "Biorefinery Engineering", which was developed recently together with university and industrial partners to meet the need of the bioabased industries. The university programme "Pulp and Paper Technology" (60 ECTS, 2 semesters) is also offered and has the target to qualify professionals from other fields of study for advanced activities in the broad field of the paper and pulp industry as well as in the related supplier industry. The institute is certified according to the ISO 17025 standard and also provides research services for the pulp, paper and biobased materials industry.

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Pulp Chemical Compounds
Fibers Engineering & Materials Science
Coatings Engineering & Materials Science
Paperboards Chemical Compounds
Chitosan Chemical Compounds
Lignin Chemical Compounds
Cellulose Engineering & Materials Science
Laccase Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 1987 2019

Hot injection synthesis of CuInS2 nanocrystals using metal xanthates and their application in hybrid solar cells

Perner, V., Rath, T., Pirolt, F., Glatter, O., Letofsky-Papst, I., Zach, P., Hobisch, M., Kunert, B. & Trimmel, G. 2019 In : New journal of chemistry. 43, 1, p. 356-363 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multi-layered nanoscale cellulose/CuInS2 sandwich type thin films

Weißl, M., Rath, T., Sattelkow, J., Plank, H., Eyley, S., Thielemans, W., Trimmel, G. & Spirk, S. 2019 In : Carbohydrate polymers. 203, p. 219-227 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Novel protein-repellent and antimicrobial polysaccharide multilayer thin films

Korica, M., Fras Zemljič, L., Bračič, M., Kargl, R., Spirk, S., Reishofer, D., Mihajlovski, K. & Kostić, M. 2019 In : Holzforschung. 73, 1, p. 93-103

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

oxidized cellulose
Multilayer films

Activities 1985 2019

Investigating the swelling behavior of cellulose thin films by multilayer density analysis using AFM/SPR spectroscopy

Sampl, C. (Speaker), Niegelhell Katrin (Contributor), David Reishofer (Contributor), Resel, R. (Contributor), Spirk, S. (Contributor), Hirn, U. (Contributor)
14 Feb 2019

Activity: Science to scienceTalk at conference or symposium

American Chemical Society (External organisation)

Schlemmer, W. (Member)
16 Oct 2019 → …

Activity: Membership of research network or expert group

The role of paper surface damages in nanocellulose stabilisation

Laura Völkel (Speaker), Czibula, C. M. (Contributor), Christian Teichert (Contributor), Antje Potthast (Contributor)
23 Sep 201927 Sep 2019

Activity: Science to scienceTalk at conference or symposium


Dr. Carl Kellner-Ehrenzeichen

Wolfgang Bauer (Recipient), 27 May 2009

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Josef Krainer Förderungspreis 2008

Michael Donoser (Recipient), 12 May 2008

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Press / Media

Innovationen in der Papier- und Zellstoffforschung

Stefan Spirk


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

2.5 Mio.Euro für Grazer Forscher

Stefan Spirk, Andreas Petrovic & Hermann Scharfetter


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Projects 1990 2022