Last week our PhD students, Claire Morand and Flore Kilens participated in the Chemical Science Symposium about Chemistry of Polymers organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry in London. They both had the opportunity to present their research through a poster and a flash oral presentation for Claire. This fascinating event was also a key […]
This week, a summer school focused on the current challenges of plastic recycling was organised in San Sebastian, Spain. On the 4th of October, our ESRs as well as students from POLYMAT and the University of the Basque Country had the opportunity to listen to presentations about the journey from the laboratory to the industry […]
Want to know more about plastic recycling, from lab to industry? Then the next summer school organised by the consortium of NATURE-EID is made for you! The event will take place in San Sebastian, Spain, on October 4 to 5. On the 4th of October, the Plastic Recycling Meeting will gather industrial and academic experts […]
⭐ Back to work with good news! ⭐ This week our ESRs, Gabriela Garbonova and Bige Bati participated in the Circular Chemical Economy Summer School organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry in Newcastle and won the first and second prizes for the best poster! Congratulations!
Last week, our ESRs, Claire and Flore participated in the Postgraduate Symposium of the University of Birmingham. In a poster, they presented their work on the development of innovative bio-sourced polymers initiated at Polykey and currently carried out in the group of Andrew Dove at the University of Birmingham. The students were happy to share […]
The ESRs of the NATURE project together with students from POLYMAT attended a very nice workshop on communication skills delivered by Juan José Sáenz de la Torre Lasierra from Agata Communications. They learned tips on communicating through social networks, how to write articles adapted to their audience, outreach formats, or how to improve the design […]
With the new year starting, Gabriela Garbonova and Bige Bati (ESRs 3 and 4) also start their secondment at POLYKEY! After more than a year of hard work at the University of Birmingham where they have developed new bio-sourced monomers, they will stay for 18 months at POLYKEY to develop innovative polymerisation processes with an […]
Congratulations to our student, Flore Kilens (ESR 1), for being awarded the second prize “UBE Plastics Sustainability Awards” for her master’s thesis, from the Universitat JAUME I. 🏆 In this work entitled “Optimisation of the polycondensation of diols into polyether polyols organocatalyzed by acid-base mixtures”, Flore already investigated more sustainable catalysts for greener polymerisation reactions! […]
NATURE project members have met today for an online project follow-up meeting. It´s hard to believe that we´re reaching the end of Year 2 landmark; time is flying!
Last week the second NATURE network-wide training took place at the University of Birmingham . Dr. Olivier Talon, from Materia Nova (Belgium), imparted a very interesting training entitled ” Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment”. Over 2 days, our ESRs learnt the basics of the LCA metodology. Why is it necessary? How can we perform it? How can […]