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Principal Researcher: Loic Hilliou

Loic Hilliou

Dept. Polymer Engineering

Campus de Azurém
4800 - 058 Guimarães
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Principal Researcher
As a soft matter scientist, my focus is on understanding the interplay between material properties (viscoelastic, structural, optical, electrical, etc.) and process parameters (e.g. extrusion) which induce such properties. Keywords that better represent my scientific interests are: rheology; rheo-optics; birefringence; dichroism; rheo-SALS; rheo-POM; rheo-NMR; carrageenan; seaweeds; polyhydroxyalkanoates; exopolysaccharides; polysaccharides; hydrogels; extractive extrusion.
M.D. Torres, G. Azevedo, L. Hilliou*. Phase diagrams of hybrid carrageenan extracted from Ahnfeltiopsis devoniensis and Chondrus crispus. (2016). Carbohydrate Polymers, 136: 449-458. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.09.015.

N. Kang, Y.J. Zuo, L. Hilliou, M. Ashokkumar, Y. Hemar. Viscosity and hydrodynamic radius relationship of high-power ultrasound depolymerised starch pastes with different amylose content. (2016). Food Hydrocolloids, 52: 183-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2015.06.017.

P.F. Teixeira, J.M. Maia, J.A Covas, L. Hilliou*. A small-scale experimental extrusion set-up for exploring relationships between process-induced structures and characteristics of multiphase polymer systems. (2015). Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, in print, DOI: 10.1002/mame.201500196.

P.F. Teixeira, S.N. Fernandes, J. Canejo, M.H. Godinho, J.A. Covas, C. Leal, L. Hilliou*. Rheo-optical characterization of liquid crystalline acetoxypropylcellulose melt undergoing large shear flow and relaxation after flow cessation. (2015). Polymer, 71: 102-112, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2015.06.056.

M. Cunha, M-A. Berthet, R. Pereira, J.A. Covas, A.A. Vicente, L.Hilliou*. Development of Polyhydroxyalkanoate/Beer Spent Grain Fibers Composites for Film Blowing Applications. (2015). Polymer Composites, 36: 1859-1865. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1002/pc.23093.
2014: Principal Investigator Grant awarded by the FCT Investigator Programme (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/contratacaodoutorados/investigador-fct/index.phtml.en).