Project Title:

CellColor – Fabricating cellulose nanocomposites for structural coloration


01/07/2017 – 30/06/2020

Principal Investigator NOVA.id.FCT/FCT-UNL:

Maria Helena Godinho


The aim of the project is to develop original, environmentally friendly, nano-structured surfaces and coatings with engineered optical functionality for coloration and reflection of light. The surfaces and coatings will be fabricated from cost effective natural materials like cellulose, and will allow for environmentally friendly energy control and improved energy efficiency, thus providing innovative technology for future delsign or architecture, beyond the lifetime of the project. The project is coordinated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim Norway, and the partners representing the various academic and industrial areas are: In Norway: Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Kjeller, the SME Giamag Technologies, the large industrial company Borregaard AS, and the design and architectural firm Snøhetta Oslo AS. From Portugal the partners are: NOVA.id.FCT and Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST-ID), both in Lisbon.https://m-era.net/