Τμήμα Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας Υλικών

CoordinatorAsst. Professor Em. Glynos

Superabsorbent biopolymer matrices from agro-polymers: Rheology, processing, and applications

Lecturer: Antonio Guerrero

Friday 19 April 2024 at 14:00

Superabsorbent polymers (SAP) based on acrylic derivatives exhibit remarkable properties, as they can absorb an impressive amount of water (i.e. from 10 to 1000 times their weight, in g/g). Unfortunately, these polymers are challenged by a poor biode [...]

From order to chaos: Case studies of cellulose and lignin materials

Lecturer: Alexandros Efraim Alexakis

Friday 17 May 2024 at 14:00

Wood is a natural bio-composite that is composed of primarily cellulose (~40%), hemicellulose (~30%) and lignin (~30%). The former is a partially crystalline polysaccharide composed of glucose units which reinforce the matrix made of hemicellulose an [...]