Polymer Physics

Research is devoted to understanding structure, nucleation, morphology, crystallization kinetics, functionality and properties of semi-crystalline multiphasic polymers. Studies involve a wide diversity of materials such as designed and compounded blends, nanocomposites, polymer blend nanocomposites and bionanocomposites. 

Current studies include study the effect of confinement in polymer crystallization, understanding crystalline memory and shape memory successive self-nucleation and annealing, effect of nanofillers (CNTs, nanocelullose, graphene, barium sulfate ,nanosilica) on polymer crystallization and blend morphology, stereocomplexation, isodimorphism, chain microstructural effects  in biodegradable copolymers and complex multiphasic systems based on multi-crystalline block and statistical copolymers.

Polymer physics concepts are also applied to classic polyolefins, new biodegradable polymer systems as well as semiconducting polymer systems.