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Research Areas

main areas of interest

 

  • developing multifunctional and intelligent polymer based systems;
  • blending and modification of polymers via reactive extrusion;
  • innovative compounds and composites with thermoplastic matrix and advanced reinforcements (carbon nanotubes, VGCFs, LFTs);
  • characterizing, modelling and predicting the properties of polymeric systems;
  • establishing relationships between processing, structure and properties;
  • developing new and innovative processing  technologies;
  • process modelling and optimisation, design of equipment;  
  • on-line process monitoring and visualisation;
  • development of design methodologies and algorithms;
  • mould design using rapid prototyping and manufacture (RPT);
  • micromoulding and tools;

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Nanocomposites of polymers with layered silicates by melt compounding


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Chemical functionalization and unzipping of CNTs to Graphene


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Unzipping of the outer graphene layer of a functionalized CNT

 


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Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014 13:05