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Functional Materials Based on Forest Residues

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Xiaodi Ji, Lecturer, College of Forestry, Northwest A&F University, China
Xiaodi Ji is a lecturer at Northwest A&F University. He received his PhD degree in Wood Science and Technology from Northeast Forestry University in 2018. Research within his group aims to develop environmental-friendly bio-composites including formaldehyde-free fiberboards, cushioning materials, thermal insulation materials, etc.

Bingnan Yuan, Associate Professor, College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Zhejiang A&F University, China
Bingnan Yuan is an associate professor at Zhejiang A&F University. He studied at the University of Tennessee in the United States as visiting scholar from 2019-2011 and received his PhD degree in Wood Science and Technology from Northeast Forestry University in 2022. His research focuses on cellulose-based functional materials and wood surface functional modification.

Nguyen Tat Thang, Lecturer, College of Wood Industry and Interior Design, Vietnam National University of Forestry, Viet Nam
Nguyen Tat Thang received his degree Ph.D. in 2019 at the Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, Northeast Forestry University, China. His research interests include bamboo and wood modification, transparent wood, nanocellulose, etc. In 2023, He received a project from Vietnam's National Foundation for Scientific Development (NAFOSTED) on wood modification. Up to now, he and his research team have made 3 technical advances and published nearly 40 papers in the ISI and Scopus systems.


Forest residues are a mix of trees, consisting of leaves, barks, pieces of the trunk, branches and other natural materials generated by forests after logging, mining and other operations. They are one of the important renewable resources on the earth, and have great potential for recycling and utilization. Most of the forest residues are directly burned as fuels or composted. The effective utilization of forest residues is low now and should be improved further. Recently, a lot of studies have been taken to explore the possibilities of forest residues as functional materials, home-decorating materials, packaging materials, thermal management, cushioning materials, environmental remediation, bioelectronics, energy storage, etc.


This special issue of “ Functional Materials Based on Forest Residues” will focus on the recent advances in the utilization of forest residues as functional materials. This special issue accepts research and review articles that will show a diversity of new developments in these areas:

(a) Novel design and preparation technologies of functional materials using forest residues

(b) Characterization and evaluation of functional materials based on forest residues.


Forest residues, functional materials, preparation, characterization

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    One-Step to Prepare Lignin Based Fluorescent Nanoparticles with Excellent Radical Scavenging Activity

    Xujing Zhang, Hatem Abushammala, Debora Puglia, Binbao Lu, Pengwu Xu, Weijun Yang, Piming Ma
    Journal of Renewable Materials, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2024.049810
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Functional Materials Based on Forest Residues)
    Abstract Fluorescent nanomaterials have attracted much attention, due to their unique luminescent properties and promising applications in biomedical areas. In this study, lignin based fluorescent nanoparticles (LFNP) with high yield (up to 32.4%) were prepared from lignin nanoparticles (LNP) by one-pot hydrothermal method with ethylenediamine (EDA) and citric acid. Morphology and chemical structure of LFNP were investigated by SEM, FT-IR, and zeta potential, and it was found that the structure of LFNP changed with the increase of citric acid addition. LFNP showed the highest fluorescence intensity under UV excitation at wavelengths of 375–385 nm, with emission More >

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    One-Step to Prepare Lignin Based Fluorescent Nanoparticles with Excellent Radical Scavenging Activity

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