Polymer Engineering

By combining mechanical engineering, process engineering, polymer analytics, simulation and competence in specific product applications, we want develop and demonstrate high-performance materials based on biobased molecules to resolve the contradiction between sustainability and economic growth. We are engineers, industrial engineers and chemists who want to experience the results of their research in people’s everyday lives.

Research

Our research focusses on:

  • Processing of biobased polymers
  • Functional additives for biobased materials
  • Upscaling from lab to production
  • New biobased materials like fibres from aerogels
  • We have a strong focus on fibre materials

Projects

  • GLAUKOS – Circular solutions for the textile industry
    Glaukos will develop innovative textile fibres and textile coatings that reconcile an excellent environmental performance with adequate technical characteristics.
  • AACoMa – Accelerate Advanced Composite Manufacturing
    The AACoMa project focuses on accelerating the advanced manufacturing of composite materials by demonstrating the needed processing technologies in close interaction with companies.
  • BioTex Fieldlab
    The goal of the project BioTex Fieldlab is the development of new textile products, based on innovative fibers from biobased polymers.
  • Beauti-Fully Biobased Fibres
    The objective of the Beauti-Fully Biobased Fibres project is to develop sustainable, renewable colourants with improved light fastness and colour intensity for colouration of (biobased) man-made textile fibres.
  • Pure Nature: 100% biobased (BB100)
    The main goal of the BB100 project is the development of a process chain towards fully biobased man-made fibre materials.
  • FibreNet
    The common goal is finding comprehensive solutions to improve and tailor the properties of fibre products.
  • GraSage
    The main goal of the “Grasage” project is to develop a model describing the orientation and structural interaction of graphene within the polymer matrix during a fibre melt-spinning process and able to predict the electrical , thermal and mechanical properties of the nanocomposites.

Education

  • PRA1001 – Research Methods
  • PRA2002 – Advanced Organic Synthesis
  • VSC1401 – Introduction to Chemistry
  • INT1001 – Introduction to Liberal Arts and Science

Further Information