Thermally reversible thermoset materials based on the chemical modification of alternating aliphatic polyketones
|PhD ceremony:||Mr R.A. Araya Hermosilla|
|When:||October 17, 2016|
|Supervisor:||prof. dr. F. (Francesco) Picchioni|
|Where:||Academy building RUG|
|Faculty:||Science and Engineering|
New plastic is self-healing, recyclable and non-toxic
Researchers from Groningen have developed an alternative to epoxy resin that can repair itself when damaged. The material is also fully recyclable a limited number of times, and does not contain Bisphenol A, a substance that can disrupt the endocrine system. Rodrigo Andrés Araya Hermosilla will defend his PhD thesis on the development of this alternative.