Professional experience

November 1, 2021 to Present. Researcher

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (LINK), Stockholm- Sweden.

Ongoing research: Microwave-assisted Chemical Recycling of post-consumer “polyester type” plastic and turning it to high-performance polymers / Development of new polyurethane networks prepared from hemicellulose sugars

  • In 2022: Teaching “Polymer Physics course” (KF2140) to First-year Master students (104 hours) at KTH

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.

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