Focus is on the development of environmentally sustainable polymer materials from biobased resources and from waste streams.
The polymer technology study plastic materials, textile fibres and fabrics as well as composite materials. The research has an applied orientation, with the aim to find industrial applications, and several of the research projects have been done in close co-operation with companies. Some application examples are textiles and composites fort automotive, flame retardant fibres and fabrics for protective clothing, plastic materials and composites for buildings and constructions, new biomedical textile fibres as well as new packaging materials. The recycling of polymers is also investigated, for example regarding reprocessing of bioplastics and biocomposites, and the development of new techniques for material recovery of plastics. Some examples on past or present research topics are:
Tadesse Abate, M., Seipel, S. and Nierstrasz, V. (2019). Comparison of the photochromic behaviour of dyes in solution and on polyester fabric applied by supercritical carbon dioxide. United Kingdom , pp. 1-8.
Kumar Ramamoorthy, S., Åkesson, D., Skrifvars, M., Rajan, R. and Periyasamy, A. (2019). Mechanical performance of biofibers and their corresponding composites. Woodhead Publishing Limited.
Chapter in book
Tadesse, M., Nierstrasz, V., Loghin, C., Nagy, L., Wang, L. and Chen, Y. (2018). Low-Stress Mechanical Property Study of VariousFunctional Fabrics for Tactile Property Evaluation. MDPI.
Article in journal
Wainaina, S., Mohsen, P., Mahboubi, A., Sárvári Horváth, I. and Taherzadeh, M. (2018). Food waste-derived volatile fatty acids platform using an immersed membrane bioreactor.
KADI, N., Baghaei, B. and Skrifvars, M. (2018). The effect of process parameters on the mechanical properties of thermoplastic bio-composite. Italy: www.aachen-dresden-denkendorf.de/itc.
Conference proceedings (editor)
Korn, O., Holt, R., Kontopoulos, E., Kappers, A., Persson, N. and Olson, N. (2018). Empowering Persons with Deafblindness. New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library, pp. 545-551.
Hashemi Sanatgar, R., Cayla, A., Campagne, C. and Nierstrasz, V. (2018). Morphological and electrical characterization of conductive polylactic acid based nanocomposite before and after FDM 3D printing. United States , pp. 1044-1053.
Thunuguntla, R., Mahboubi, A., Ferreira, J. and Taherzadeh, M. (2018). Integration of Membrane Bioreactors with Edible Filamentous Fungi for Valorization of Expired Milk.
Polymers’ Circulation System
Start date: 1/1/2017 - End date: 12/31/2017
Financier: Swedish Energy Agency
Ramamoorthy, Sunil Kumar
Kalantar Mehrjerdi, Adib