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  • PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)

    00014

    Finland

20082019
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Personal profile

Education information

  • Doctoral Degree in Agricultural Science; Kyoto University, ; “Thermal stabilization of nanocellulose by chemical modification” 23.03.2017
  • MSc Applied Chemistry; Maejo University, Thailand; “Utilization of palm oil mill wastes in the production of natural rubber antioxidant”; 23.07.2008 
  • MSc Marince Science; University of the Philippines, Diliman; Finished 24 units of course and experimental work
  • BSc Chemistry; Central Luzon State University, Philippines, 08.04.1999

Description of research and teaching

  • Working on the emulsion properties of lignin nanoparticles and investigating the effect of smart bio-based packaging materials in  the ethylene production of selected fruits.
  • Interested in the preparation of bio-based aerogels for various applications

Research interests

  • Preparation, characterization and chemical modification of nanocelluloses from various sources and for different purposes
  • Valorizing lignin and hemicelluloses for advanced applications

Education/Academic qualification

Agricultural Science, Doctoral Degree, Kyoto University

Applied Chemistry, MSc, Maejo University

Chemistry, BSc, Central Luzon State University

Fields of Science

  • 416 Food Science

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2008 2019

Improving the thermal stability of wood-based cellulose by esterification

Agustin, M. B., Nakatsubo, F. & Yano, H., 15 Jul 2018, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 192, p. 28-36 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Improved resistance of chemically-modified nanocellulose against thermally-induced depolymerization

Agustin, M., Nakatsubo, F. & Yano, H., 15 May 2017, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 164, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Products of low-temperature pyrolysis of nanocellulose esters and implications for the mechanism of thermal stabilization

Agustin, M. B., Nakatsubo, F. & Yano, H., Oct 2016, In : Cellulose. 23, 5, p. 2887-2903 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The thermal stability of nanocellulose and its acetates with different degree of polymerization

Agustin, M., Nakatsubo, F. & Yano, H., 2016, In : Cellulose. 23, 1, p. 451-464 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review