Research

The main research lines developed by Group of Polymers are focused on

Environmentally sustainable polymers:biopolymers and recycling

Biopolymers based on starch, polylactic acid and others. Biocompatibility and biodegradable nanofillers. Polymer recycling for food industry applications.

Rheology and polymeric processing

Viscoelastic behaviour of polymer and composites. Extrusion and injection moulding of thermoplastics.

Nanocomposites and hybrid polymers

Mixtures of thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers with different modifiers. Polymerization kinetics, thermal and mechanical properties and thermodynamic analysis.

Design of smart polymers for food industry applications

Control of diffusion kinetics of additives in polymer matrixes . Synthesis and characterization of molecular imprinted polymers for molecular recognition

Mechanical fracture of polymer materials

Fracture behaviour of polymers and filled polymers. Deformation mechanisms.