DATE: 6 OCT, 2022
30 min talk, then 30 min for Q&A
Morphology control during the processing of polymeric materials is a fundamental challenge that affects production throughput and product quality significantly. In addition, the transition to sustainable alternatives to plastics adds to that challenge, with new material formulations challenging existing process element design and know-how.
In this framework, I will be giving examples from the work of our group – Rheology and Processing of Soft Matter – of relevance for production, with emphasis on:
- melt flow instabilities (production defects) in synthetic polymers and wood fiber biocomposites
- how modeling could advance the processing of highly-filled biocomposites and
- how we develop flow-, and other fields, - filler interactions to control the morphology of nanostructured fluids and e.g. create outstanding antimicrobial surfaces
is PI in the Wallenberg Wood Science Centre (WWSC 2.0) and the Vinnova Competence Centre '2D material-based technology for industrial applications (2D-TECH). Roland is also Research Competence Area leader for Predictive Processing within the FibRe Vinnova Competence Centre. In addition to his activities at Chalmers, Roland is President of the Nordic Rheology Society and a member of the European Society of Rheology committee as an individual member representative.
This event is part of the Production Area of Advance seminar series, for community building and sharing knowledge among researchers within the production area. But it's open to all interested, with very few exceptions.