University of Technology
Ulrika Rova is Professor in Biochemical Process Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. Prof. Rova´s research is focused on biomass pretreatment/fractionation and conversion to chemicals and fuels using enzymes. Prof. Rova is also the Deputy scientific leader of Bio4Energy, a Swedish strategic biorefinery center with emphasis on research that uses forest as a raw material for sustainable production of energy, new materials and biofuels. Ulrika has been the National representatives in the FP1306 Cost action “Valorisation of lignocellulosic biomass side-streams for sustainable production of chemicals, materials & fuels using low environmental impact technologies” where she also has been the leader for the working group “Preatreatment/fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass”. She currently heads the projects; Food-grade prebiotic production, merging marine and forest resources for moving up the cellulose value-chain, Bark-derived bio-adhesives for engineered wood panels, Use of organosolv lignin hydrophobic nanoparticles as biodegradable selective flotation collectors, Electricity-driven microbial symbiosis for the production of complex CO2-neutral chemicals. Prof. Rovais also PI in several other projects financed by EU’s Horizon 2020, the Swedish Energy Agency, Formas, VINNOVA and the Swedish Research Council.