University of Mons, Mons, Belgium
The Centre for Innovation and Research on Materials and Polymers (CIRMAP) at University of Mons (UMONS) is internationally recognized in the design, the modelling, the synthesis, the (plasma)processing, the characterization (structural and morphological as well as physico-chemical properties and ultimate performances such as mechanical, fire resistance…) of polymer-based materials.
The major expertise of CIRMAP in terms of materials synthesis and processing is: (i) the synthesis of polymers of tailored and well controlled molecular structures, (ii) the production of (nano)filled polymers and/or (nano)filled polymer blends by (reactive) melt processing, reactive bulk impregnation, (nano)particle functionalization, grafting and encapsulation, (iii) the use of plasma techniques for the deposition and/or surface functionalization of thin films of polymers, metals and oxides.
Jean-Marie Raquez is the scientist at charge for the RISE BIODEST project at UMONS.
Role and Profile of Key people
UMONS has realized extensive research on the synthesis of complex architectures made of cyclic and dendritic polylactide-based polymers and their melt-blending with commercial PLA with the aim of expanding their application range.