For a full list of publications, check out Kevin’s Google Scholar


32. Chiral nematic cellulose nanocrystal composites: An organized review

Kevin J. De France

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering,


31. Nanocellulose Aerogels as 3D amyloid templates

Ashutosh Sinha, Nico Kummer, Tingting Wu, Kevin J. De France, Dorothea Pinotsi, Janine L. Thoma, Peter Fischer, Silvia Campioni, Gustav Nystrom

Nanoscale, 15 (44), 17785 – 17792

30. 2D foam film coating of antimicrobial lysozyme amyloid fibrils onto cellulose nanopapers

Nico Kummer, Luc Huguenin-Elie, Adrian Zeller, Yashoda Chandorkar, Jean Schoeller. Flavia Zuber, Qun Ren, Ashutosh Sinha, Kevin J. De France, Peter Fischer, Silvia Campioni, Gustav Nystrom

Nanoscale Advances, 5 (19), 5276 – 5285 

29. Biotechnological development of Trichoderma-based formulations for Biological Control

Yolanda Martinez, Javier Ribera, Francis W.M.R. Schwarze, Kevin J. De France
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 107, 5595 – 5612

28. Nanocomposites of cellulose nanofibers incorporated with carvacrol via stabilizing octenyl succinic anhydride-modified E-polylysine

Luana Amoroso, Kevin J. De France, Nico Kummer, Qun Ren, Gilberto Siqueira, Gustav Nyström.
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 242, 124869.     

27. Biopolymer-based emulsions for the stabilization of Trichoderma atrobrunneum conidia for biological control

Yolanda Martínez, Mark Heeb, Tine Kalač, Zennat Gholam, Francis W.M.R. Schwarze, Gustav Nyström, Kevin J. De France. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 107, 1465-1476.     

26. Phase Behavior, Self-Assembly, and Adhesive Potential of Cellulose Nanocrystal–Bovine Serum Albumin Amyloid Composites

Kevin J. De France, Nico Kummer, Silvia Campioni, and Gustav Nyström.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 15 (1), 1958-1963. 



25. Biohybrid Nanocellulose–Lysozyme Amyloid Aerogels via Electrostatic Complexation

Leonardo Severini, Kevin J. De France, Deeptanshu Sivaraman, Nico Kummer, and Gustav Nyström.
ACS Omega, 7 (1), 578-586.


24. Sustainable Cellulose Nanofiber Films from Carrot Pomace as Sprayable Coatings for Food Packaging Applications

Luana Amoroso, Kevin J. De France, Corina I. Milz, Gilberto Siqueira, Tanja Zimmermann, and Gustav Nyström.  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2022 10 (1), 342-352. 


23. Melanized-Cationic Cellulose Nanofiber Foams for Bioinspired Removal of Cationic Dyes

 Anh N. Tran-Ly, Kevin J. De France, Patrick Rupper, Francis W.M.R. Schwarze, Carolina Reyes, Gustav Nyström, Gilberto Siqueira, and Javier Ribera. Biomacromolecules, 22 (11), 4681-4690. 

22. Self-Assembly Pathways and Antimicrobial Properties of Lysozyme in Different Aggregation States

Nico Kummer, Tingting Wu, Kevin J. De France, Flavia Zuber, Qun Ren, Peter Fischer, Silvia Campioni, and Gustav Nyström. Biomacromolecules, 22 (10), 4327-4336. 


21. Functional Materials from Nanocellulose: Utilizing Structure–Property Relationships in Bottom‐Up Fabrication

Kevin De France, Zhihui Zeng, Tingting Wu, Gustav Nyström.                                                                          Advanced Materials, 33(28): 2170216. Special Issue: Wood Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies. 


20. Multi-scale structuring of cell-instructive cellulose nanocrystal composite hydrogel sheets via sequential electrospinning and thermal wrinkling

Kevin J. De France, Fei Xu, Samaneh Toufanian, Katelyn J.W.Chan, Somiraa Said, Taylor C. Stimpson, Eduardo González-Martínez, Jose M. Moran-Mirabal, Emily D. Cranston, Todd Hoare. Acta Biomaterialia, 128: 250-261. 

19. Chitin–amyloid synergism and their use as sustainable structural adhesives

Luiz G. Greca, Kevin J. De France, Johanna Majoinen, Nico Kummer, Otso I. V. Luotonen, Silvia Campioni, Orlando J. Rojas, Gustav Nyström and Blaise L. Tardy. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 9: 19741-19753


18. Nanocellulose-lysozyme colloidal gels via electrostatic complexation

Tingting Wu, Nico Kummer, Kevin J De France, Silvia Campioni, Zhihui Zeng, Gilberto Siqueira, Jie Dong, Gustav Nyström. Carbohydrate Polymers, 261: 117021. 



17. Assembly of Cellulose Nanocrystal–Lysozyme Composite Films with Varied Lysozyme Morphology

Kevin J De France, Nico Kummer, Qun Ren, Silvia Campioni, Gustav Nyström.                          Biomacromolecules, 21(12): 5139-5147.


16. Porous carbon frameworks with high CO2 capture capacity derived from hierarchical polyimide/zeolitic imidazolate frameworks composite aerogels

Tingting Wu, Jie Dong, Kevin J De France, Peiyan Zhang, Xin Zhao, Qinghua Zhang.                                      Chemical Engineering Journal, 395: 124927. 


15. Porous nanocellulose gels and foams: Breakthrough status in the development of scaffolds for tissue engineering

Filipe V Ferreira, Caio G Otoni, Kevin J De France, Hernane S Barud, Liliane MF Lona, Emily D Cranston, Orlando J Rojas. Materials Today, 37: 126-141.


pub 15

14. Dual physically and chemically crosslinked regenerated cellulose – Gelatin composite hydrogels towards art restoration

Kevin J De France, Electra D’Emilio, Emily D Cranston, Thomas Geiger, Gustav Nyström.                     Carbohydrate Polymers, 234: 115885. 


13. Fabrication of Polyimide Aerogels Cross-Linked by a Cost-Effective Amine-Functionalized Hyperbranched Polysiloxane (NH2–HBPSi)

Tingting Wu, Jie Dong, Kevin De France, Mengmeng Li, Xin Zhao, and Qinghua Zhang.                                         ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2 (9), 3876-3885.


12. Dual-porous cellulose nanofibril aerogels via modular drying and cross-linking

Tingting Wu, Zhihui Zeng, Gilberto Siqueira, Kevin J De France, Deeptanshu Sivaraman, Claudia Schreiner, Renato Figi, Qinghua Zhang, Gustav Nyström. Nanoscale, 12(13): 7383-7394. 

11. Mechanically Reinforced Injectable Hydrogels

Kevin J De France, Emily D Cranston, Todd Hoare.                                                                                                        ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2(3): 1016-1030.


10. Patterned Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogel Films with Tunable Dimensions and Morphologies as Ultra-Porous Scaffolds for Cell Culture

Tyler Or, Sokunthearath Saem, Aurore Esteve, Daniel A. Osorio, Kevin J. De France, Jaana Vapaavuori, Todd Hoare, Aline Cerf, Emily D. Cranston, and Jose M. Moran-Mirabal. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2 (7), 4169-4179.

9. 2.5D Hierarchical Structuring of Nanocomposite Hydrogel Films Containing Cellulose Nanocrystals

Kevin J. De France, Mouhanad Babi, Jaana Vapaavuori, Todd Hoare, Jose Moran-Mirabal, and Emily D. Cranston ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11 (6), 6325-6335.

8. Tissue Response and Biodistribution of Injectable Cellulose Nanocrystal Composite Hydrogels

Kevin J. De France, Maryam Badv, Jonathan Dorogin, Emily Siebers, Vishrut Panchal, Mouhanad Babi, Jose Moran-Mirabal, Michael Lawlor, Emily D. Cranston, and Todd Hoare.                                                                         ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 5 (5), 2235-2246.


7. Patterning of Structurally Anisotropic Composite Hydrogel Sheets

Elisabeth Prince, Moien Alizadehgiashi, Melissa Campbell, Nancy Khuu, Alexandra Albulescu, Kevin De France, Dimitrije Ratkov, Yunfeng Li, Todd Hoare, and Eugenia Kumacheva. Biomacromolecules, 19 (4), 1276-1284.

6. Structured Macroporous Hydrogels: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities

Kevin J De France, Fei Xu, Todd Hoare.                                                                                                                  Advanced Healthcare Materials, 7(1): 1700927. 


5. Injectable Anisotropic Nanocomposite Hydrogels Direct in Situ Growth and Alignment of Myotubes

Kevin J. De France, Kevin G. Yager, Katelyn J. W. Chan, Brandon Corbett, Emily D. Cranston, and Todd Hoare.   Nano Letters, 17 (10), 6487-6495.

4. Review of Hydrogels and Aerogels Containing Nanocellulose

Kevin J. De France, Todd Hoare, and Emily D. Cranston.                                                                                    Chemistry of Materials, 29 (11), 4609-4631.


3. Cooperative Ordering and Kinetics of Cellulose Nanocrystal Alignment in a Magnetic Field

Kevin J. De France, Kevin G. Yager, Todd Hoare, and Emily D. Cranston.                                                        Langmuir, 32 (30), 7564-7571.


2. Composite Hydrogels with Tunable Anisotropic Morphologies and Mechanical Properties

Mokit Chau, Kevin J. De France, Bernd Kopera, Vanessa R. Machado, Sabine Rosenfeldt, Laura Reyes, Katelyn J. W. Chan, Stephan Förster, Emily D. Cranston, Todd Hoare, and Eugenia Kumacheva.                                  Chemistry of Materials, 28 (10), 3406-3415.

1. Enhanced Mechanical Properties in Cellulose Nanocrystal–Poly(oligoethylene glycol methacrylate) Injectable Nanocomposite Hydrogels through Control of Physical and Chemical Cross-Linking

Kevin J. De France, Katelyn J. W. Chan, Emily D. Cranston, and Todd Hoare.                                       Biomacromolecules, 17 (2), 649-660.