Biomass and Green Electronics Laboratory (BioGEL)

Department of Wood Engineering and Technology
Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran

    Since 2012, MRG has focused on researching and developing biomass-based functional nanocomposites with magnetic, optical, and electrical properties. Given the importance of environmental concerns in the electronics industry and the anticipated use of biomass-based engineering materials in sustainable electronics, the MRG established the Biomass and Green Electronics Laboratory (BioGEL) in the Department of Wood Engineering and Technology in September 2021, under the leadership of Dr. Mahdi Mashkour.

   By using cutting-edge technologies such as nanotechnology and laser technology, the main goal of BioGEL is to develop innovative and environmentally friendly biomass-derived advanced materials for sustainable electronics. At BioGEL, we are exploring the potential applications of a variety of biomass-derived materials for use in sustainable electronics. These materials range from wood and bacterial cellulose in their raw form to cellulose nanofibers, lignocellulose, chitin, chitosan, biomass-derived carbon, and 3D graphene materials that have undergone various physical and chemical modifications. Thanks to the research team’s efforts, BioGEL has received grants from national research organizations since its inception, including the Iran National Elites Foundation (INEF) and the Iran National Science Foundation (INSF), for research projects on sustainable electronics using biomass-derived materials.