Science

Recycling of waste to value added carbon materials

Date: 

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 -
11:00 to 12:00

Where: 

K-H6-LG05, LG05, Tyree Energy Technology Building, UNSW Sydney

Hosts: 

School of Materials Science and Engineering

Type of event: 

Seminar

Audience / Guests: 

Public / All

Welcome to a presentation given by Professor Minna Hakkarainen from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Her research interests include sustainable polymers, additives, blends and composites for commodity and advanced applications, recycling of polymers and biomass to green chemicals and carbon materials, and further utilization of these products for design of functional materials. Recently she developed microwave assisted processes for valorization of biomass to value added carbon products.

Biography: 

Minna Hakkarainen is Full Professor in Polymer Technology and the Head of Polymer Technology Division at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. She is also the Vice head of the Department of Fiber and Polymer Technology. Her research interests include sustainable polymers, additives, blends and composites for commodity and advanced applications, recycling of polymers and biomass to green chemicals and carbon materials, and further utilization of these products for design of functional materials. Recently she developed microwave assisted processes for valorization of biomass to value added carbon products. She has published more than 130 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals as well as several book chapters and delivered many invited and keynote lectures.  Minna is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry and one of the only 7 members selected from Swedish Universities for Formas Scientific Council (Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development). Minna is in editorial board of several prestigious Journals in the field of Polymer.