Research Group Leader : Dr. Rosica Mincheva
Secretariat : +32(0)22.214.171.124
To create natural, biobased or reborn, reactive, functional, biocompatible and biodegradable polymers, surfactants and hydrogels applicable in medicine, pharmacy, cosmetics or agrifood and meeting the need of Present without compromising the need of Future.
Our research thereby covers over ten-years experience in the following area:
- Transforming (natural) by-products as sustainable plastic materials and proposing adapted end-of-life plastics,
- Adapting energy-efficient methods towards their transformation (reactive extrusion, mechanochemistry, enzymatic catalysis),
- Ecodesigning and upcycling these materials into applications such as biomedical, food, etc.;