- Research Areas
- Polymers & Energy
- Polymers & Sustainability
- Polymer Physics & Advanced Manufacturing
- Molecular & Supramolecular Materials
- Polymers for Health
- Polymerization Engineering & Simulation
Polymer recycling and reutilization strategy need to be expanded to alleviate the current pollution problematics. Research is focused on plastic recycling through depolymerization. By retaining the economic value of the discarded materials, chemical recycling offers the possibility of transforming our current linear mode of plastics consumption to a circular economy model. As part of the solution, we develop optimized recycling strategies for different plastic wastes resulting in raw materials with added value through upcycling technologies.
Conventional physical recycling and new reusable thermostable materials such as vitrimers are also being investigated.
Coordinator: Haritz Sardon