Johanna Mae Indias

  • PhD student
  • University of Trento

I am Johanna Indias but I prefer to be called by my nickname – Sunshine. I am from Marikina City, the shoe capital of the Philippines. I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Physics at the Ateneo de Manila University. In 2014, I finished my Masters degree in Physics from the University of Trento, under an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. For the past six years, I have been teaching at the Ateneo de Manila University. I came back to Trento last year to begin my PhD in the same laboratory – Biophysics, under the Nanoscience group. While I am not making and characterizing nanocellulose in the lab, I try my hand at cooking and baking in the kitchen.


  • Cellulose nanostructures from agricultural wastes as building block for functional materials

    Nanocellulose is a natural polymer which is getting a lot of interest for the past decade due to its various applications (e.g. gas barrier films, flame retardant materials, and biocomposites). The main goal of the research is to develop a more sustainable industry-scale method to recover nanocellulose from more coarse agricultural wastes. We consider different […]