Subject：Modified starch polymers and blends for packaging, industrial and biomedical applications
Speaker：Professor Peter Halley
Time: 9:00 A.M. March 14
Venue: The lecture hall of the School of Chemical Engineering & Technology
This talk will highlight developments of biobased polymers at UQ. Specifically it aims to highlight that biobased polymers can be processed and have properties like conventional polymers, can be tailored to higher value, smarter applications and in this tailoring you must examine the sustainability of the entire product lifecycle rather than just biodegradability or end-use.
A Brief Introduction of Professor Peter Halley:
Professor Peter Halley is the Head of the University of Queensland School of Chemical Engineering. His research is in the area of sustainable, bio-based materials and polymers, and he operates at the translational research interface between universities and industry. He is a professor in chemical engineering, a chief investigator in the Queensland Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing (AMPAM) Centre, an affiliate professor in the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) as well as a Fellow of both the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.