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Laboratory 5. Natural Polymers, Bioactive and Biocompatible Materials
Head of laboratory: Dr. Gheorghe FUNDUEANU
Topics Team Main Results Research Groups
Group 5.4: Biomass valorization. Unconventional separation and functionalization processes

Dr. Iuliana SPIRIDON

       Project manager

  • Separation of natural polymers from biomass by non-conventional processes. Chemical modification of polysaccharides and lignin for increased biocompatibility with various matrices.
  • Synthesis of composite materials based on natural polymers and functionalized natural polymers.
  • Study of the stability of materials under the combined action of humidity, temperature and UV radiation.
  • Mechanical characterization of biocomposite materials.
  • Evaluation of the antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of materials.
  • Preparation of cellulose acetophthalate nanofibers in the form of ammonium salt.
  • Preparation of nanocomposites based on chitosan and metallic oxides, by electrospinning from acetic acid solutions, in the presence of polyethylene oxide.
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