Laura Boetje, a PhD student of the Macromolecular Chemistry and New Polymeric Materials group of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, won the Rudy Rabbinge Award for the best poster at the 2023 annual meeting of the Carbohydrate Competence Center (CCC) for her poster entitled “Fully biobased crosslinked starch oleate films”.
In her research Laura explores the use of starch esterification with unsaturated fatty acids as a promising alternative to petroleum-based plastics. She investigates various synthetic strategies and post-modification techniques to optimize the material properties of starch esters. Her research provides valuable insights into the structure-property relationship of these esters and their potential applications in packaging and mulch films. Overall, PhD thesis will contribute to the advancement of biobased materials and their practical implications.
Leonardo Arriagada Beltran conducted his PhD research on the interface of computer-generated art and the constantly evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He will defend his Phd thesis on 21 September. His research offers valuable insights...
Harish Vedantham and Casper van der Kooi have been nominated by New Scientist for Wetenschapstalent 2023 (Science Talent 2023). This election is meant to give young scientists and their research a stage.
No less than five promising PhD graduates from the University of Groningen will be able to conduct research at top institutes abroad for two years thanks to the Rubicon programme organized by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research...
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