November 1, 2021 to Present. Researcher
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (LINK), Stockholm- Sweden.
Ongoing research: Microwave-assisted feedstock recycling of postconsumer plastic “polyester” and turning it to high-performance polymers / Development of new polyurethane networks prepared from hemicellulose sugars
June 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021. Research Scientist
Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon (LINK), Berlin- Germany.
March 1, 2019 to April 23, 2021. Junior Research & Technology Associate
Department of Materials Research and Technology (MRT), Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg.
Research project: New biopolymers based on renewable building blocks from catalytic deoxygenation of hemicelluloses
April 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018. Postdoctoral Fellowship
The postdoctoral research was conducted within Bikiaris’s Group (LINK) at Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Research project: Furan-based Polyesters (LINK):
Main activities (supervision: Prof. Dimitrios Bikiaris, LINK):
– Design, synthesis, and study of new fully biobased Furanoate (Co-)polyesters and polyester blends from renewable resources-derived monomers (Isosorbide, caprolactone, vanillic acid, etc.)
3 months (01/05/2016 to 31/07/2016). Research Assistant
Polymer Engineering Group, University of Padova, Italy
Funding source: National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology, Italy (LINK)
Main activities (supervision: Prof. Alessandra Lorenzetti, LINK):
– Synthesis of rigid polyurethane foam insulation panels from new polyols based on renewable resources.