The aim of the project is to elucidate the effect of the polymer topology on the physical properties of polymer networks based on cyclic polymers (e.g. glass transition, swelling, and rheological properties). Water-soluble polymers with potential biomedical applications will be synthesized and characterized with state-of-the-art techniques in polymer science. Students with interests in polymer science are welcome.
The student will learn to use synthesis techniques for producing cyclic polymers and will benefit from the opportunity to work on state of the art instruments for polymer chemistry. Some of them include GPC with triple detection, MALDI-TOF MS, NMR, FTIR, rheology and calorimetric techniques.
Supervisor: Fabienne Barroso-Bujans (email)
Centro de Física de Materiales, CSIC-UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastian