Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Fiber and Polymer Science (2016)
  • Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (2011)

Stanford Advisors

All Publications

  • Experimental evaluation of anisotropy in injection molded polypropylene/wood fiber biocomposites COMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING Ansari, F., Granda, L. A., Joffe, R., Berglund, L. A., Vilaseca, F. 2017; 96: 147-154
  • Interface tailoring through covalent hydroxyl-epoxy bonds improves hygromechanical stability in nanocellulose materials COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Ansari, F., Lindh, E. L., Furo, I., Johansson, M. K., Berglund, L. A. 2016; 134: 175-183
  • Strong Surface Treatment Effects on Reinforcement Efficiency in Biocomposites Based on Cellulose Nanocrystals in Poly(vinyl acetate) Matrix BIOMACROMOLECULES Ansari, F., Salajkova, M., Zhou, Q., Berglund, L. A. 2015; 16 (12): 3916-3924


    In this work, the problem to disperse cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) in hydrophobic polymer matrices has been addressed through application of an environmentally friendly chemical modification approach inspired by clay chemistry. The objective is to compare the effects of unmodified CNC and modified CNC (modCNC) reinforcement, where degree of CNC dispersion is of interest. Hydrophobic functionalization made it possible to disperse wood-based modCNC in organic solvent and cast well-dispersed nanocomposite films of poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) with 1-20 wt % CNC. Composite films were studied by infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), UV-vis spectroscopy, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA), tensile testing, and field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). Strongly increased mechanical properties were observed for modCNC nanocomposites. The reinforcement efficiency was much lower in unmodified CNC composites, and specific mechanisms causing the differences are discussed.

    View details for DOI 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b01245

    View details for Web of Science ID 000366616700021

    View details for PubMedID 26505077

  • Nanostructured biocomposites based on unsaturated polyester resin and a cellulose nanofiber network COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Ansari, F., Skrifvars, M., Berglund, L. 2015; 117: 298-306
  • Hierarchical wood cellulose fiber/epoxy biocomposites - Materials design of fiber porosity and nanostructure COMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING Ansari, F., Sjostedt, A., Larsson, P. T., Berglund, L. A., Wagberg, L. 2015; 74: 60-68
  • Cellulose nanofiber network for moisture stable, strong and ductile biocomposites and increased epoxy curing rate COMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING Ansari, F., Galland, S., Johansson, M., Plummer, C. J., Berglund, L. A. 2014; 63: 35-44
  • Nanocellulose-Zeolite Composite Films for Odor Elimination ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES Keshavarzi, N., Rad, F. M., Mace, A., Ansari, F., Akhtar, F., Nilsson, U., Berglund, L., Bergstrom, L. 2015; 7 (26): 14254-14262
  • Influence of processing routes on morphology and low strain stiffness of polymer/nanofibrillated cellulose composites PLASTICS RUBBER AND COMPOSITES Plummer, C. J., Galland, S., Ansari, F., Leterrier, Y., Bourban, P., Berglund, L. A., Manson, J. E. 2015; 44 (3): 81-86
  • Nanofibrillated cellulose reinforced acetylated arabinoxylan films COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Stepan, A. M., Ansari, F., Berglund, L., Gatenholm, P. 2014; 98: 72-78
  • Thermally stable hydrogels from enzymatically oxidized polysaccharides FOOD HYDROCOLLOIDS Parikka, K., Ansari, F., Hietala, S., Tenkanen, M. 2012; 26 (1): 212-220