You are welcome to attend Alison Scott's PhD defence, in which she will discuss her research, using two case studies to discuss a general framework for the design of polymeric materials that is limited by neither industry, nor application, nor specific type of polymeric material.
As material requirements for particular applications become more specific and strict, using a targeted approach to design polymeric materials becomes a necessity. A general framework for the design of polymeric materials has been developed, and the specific aspects are grounded in two independent case studies. These two distinct (yet related) case studies have been selected to demonstrate that the framework is not limited to a particular industry or application, nor to a specific type of polymeric material.
In Case Study #1, water-soluble terpolymers are investigated for use in polymer flooding during enhanced oil recovery. In contrast, Case Study #2 examines a variety of polymeric materials that have the potential to be used for acetone gas sensing (for diabetic applications). Both case studies use the same general design framework in a sequential, iterative manner to move towards optimally designed materials for each target application.
Supervisor: Professor Alex Penlidis
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