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Polymer chemistry

This theme covers the design, synthesis and characterisation of both monomers and macromolecules, in order to generate functional polymers and polymer-containing materials on the basis of targeted applicability and application.

Particular interests lie in the areas of;

  • Design and development of novel monomers for use in controlled
  • polymerisation reactions to yield highly multifunctional polymers
  • Synthesis of biodegradable polymers for biomedical and the more industrial applications
  • Synthesis and development of flame retardant, intumescent hydrogel compositions for use in extreme environments
  • Polymeric membranes for healthcare applications