Dr David Sandquist
Dr David Sandquist
AboutDr David Sandquist is a chemical engineer who specialises in wood science. His research is focused on understanding the anatomy of wood fibres produced from New Zealand’s commercial forests. David’s current role is leading the Fibre Sciences programme aimed at utilising wood fibres in the development of new materials and products.
QualificationsPhD (Biology, Wood Science), Swedish University of Agriculture, Sweden - 2011
MSc (Chemical Engineering), Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden - 2003
BSc (Chemical Engineering), Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden - 2003
- Specialist in microscopy, wood anatomy, wood ultrastructure and composition.
- Extensive knowledge in polymer chemistry, wood composites, pulp and paper industries (commercial and research).
- Wide science skill-base, including polymer chemistry and physics, mechanical processing and characterisation, statistical design and evaluation, chemical-, microscopical- and image analysis
- Research Leader – Fibre Sciences, Wood and Fibre, Scion 2011 - present.
- Exchange research at University of Kyoto, Japan, spring 2010.
- Research Assistant – Nano Wood Composites, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 2005.
- Research Assistant – Hyper branched polymers, University of Strathclyde, UK 2003 – 2004.
Selected papersKim Jong Sik, David Sandquist, Geoffrey Daniel. Spatial and temporal variability of xylan distribution in differentiating secondary xylem of hybrid aspen, Planta, under review 2011
David Sandquist, Lennart Norell, Keiji Takabe, Arata Yoshinaga, Geoffrey Daniel. Anatomical and immunocoverage observation in SuSy, C4H and Pectate lyase family protein down regulated aspens genotypes. J. of Wood Science, manuscript 2011
David Sandquist, Lennart Norell, Geoffrey Daniel. Quantitative immunolocalization of genotypical cell wall biosynthesis traits in down regulated aspen, BMC Plant Biology, under review 2011
Melissa Roach, Lorenz Gerber, David Sandquist, András Gorzsás, Mattias Hedenström, Manoj Kumar, Marie Caroline Steinhauser, Regina Feil, Geoffrey Danield, Mark Stitt, Björn Sundberg, and Totte Niittylä (2011) Fructokinase is required for carbon partitioning to cellulose in aspen, Plant cell, under review 2011
David Sandquist, Lada Filonova, Laura von Schantz, Mats Ohlin, Geoffrey Daniel (2009). Microdistri-bution of xyloglucan in differentiating poplar cells. BioResources 5(2), 796 - 807.
P. Gode, A. Hult, P. Jannasch, M. Johansson, L.E. Karlsson, G. Lindbergh, E. Malmström, D. Sandquist (2006). A novel sulfonated dendritic polymer as the acidic component in proton conducting membranes . Solid State Ionics 177, 787 - 794