Andreas Mautner

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Properties and applications of chitin-glucan and nanocellulose

Dr. Andreas Mautner has studied Technical Chemistry/Materials Science at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and Lunds Universitet (Sweden). In 2012 he received his Ph.D. from TU Wien for a work on degradable photopolymers. He then joined Imperial College London as Research Associate working for two years on membrane applications of nanocellulose. In 2014 he was appointed postdoctoral fellow at the University of Vienna, where he continued research into nanocellulose composites, membranes, and filters as well as renewable polymer materials (e.g. fungal chitin, cellulose from agricultural waste) in general. He was promoted to Senior Scientist in 2020 and obtained “Habilitation” in Materials Chemistry in 2021 heading the Core Facility “Interface Characterization”. In 2023 he was appointed by BOKU University to head the working group BioPlastic Technology at IFA-Tulln obtaining a Tenure Track Professorship.