Green and sustainable insulating materials based on natural fibers
Reference persons FEDERICO CAROSIO
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL
Description The research activity is focused on the development of open cell foams produced from surface coated natural fibers. The Layer by Layer deposition is employed as main surface modification technique. This technique allows to deposit nanostructured coatings by exploiting electrostatic interactions occurring between polyelectrolytes (natural or synthetic) and nanoparticles (graphene oxide, lamellar silicates, etc). A freeze drying approach or a low impact foaming process will be employed to produce the foam. The so produced panels will be characterized from both the physical-chemical (composition, morphology, etc.) and functional (thermal stability, flame retardancy, mechanical properties, thermal insulation properties) point of view. The aim is to obtain green and sustainable foams capable of rivaling with conventional and petroleum based polymer foams.
Required skills Fundamental knowledge of chemistry, materials science and technology
Notes Research activities performed at Politecnico di Torino Alessandria Campus, Travel reimbursement available
Deadline 17/05/2024 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA