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Sabu THOMAS, Professeur à l'Université de Kottayam, Inde, Docteur honoris causa de l'Université de Lorraine et invité à l'Institut Jean Lamour dans le cadre du dispositif Professor@Lorraine de Lorraine Université d'Excellence, donnera une conférence le 13 mai 2019 sur le thème :
"Engineering at the Nanoscale : A Strategy for Developing High Performance Functional Bio-Materials"
Date et lieu :
Lundi 13 mai 2019 à 14h00
Campus Artem, Nancy
The talk will concentrate on various approaches being used to engineer bio-materials at the nanoscale for various applications in future technologies. In particular, polysaccharide polymers such as cellulose, starch and chitin will be used to highlight the challenges and progress. Several polymer systems will be considered such as rubbers, thermoplastics, thermoetts and their blends for the fabrication of functional polymer bio-nanocomposites. The interfacial activity of bio-nanomaterials in compatibilising binary polymer blends will also be discussed. Various self assembled architectures of hybrid nanostructures can be made using relatively simple processes. Some of these structures offer excellent opportunity to probe novel nanoscale behavior and can impart unusual macroscopic end properties. I will talk about various applications of these materials, taking into account their multifunctional properties. Some of the promising applications of nano cellulose, chitin, starch and their hybrids for medical, water purification, energy storage and EMI shielding applications will be reviewed.