About the Multidisciplinary Seminar Program

Created in 1995, the Escola Tecnica Superior d'Enginyeria Quimica (ETSEQ) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili aims at becoming an international reference in chemical engineering education and research. The ETSEQ is located in an area that is socially and economically very dynamic, and that is home to one of the most important centers of chemical industry in southern Europe.

The Multidisciplinary Seminar Program is both the seminar series for faculty and researchers in the ETSEQ, and a mandatory class for its graduate students. The Program aims at inviting leading international researchers working on areas that are of interest to faculty and researchers in the School.

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Next seminar (Nov. 28, 2014)

Liquid Crystalline Polymer design for smart applications (Marta Giamberini)

Location: Aula 104, ETSEQ
Start time: 12 p.m.


Liquid-crystalline polymers (LCPs) are polymers that contain mesogenic units and thus have liquid crystal properties, that is they are characterized by anisotropy of properties without the existence of a three-dimensional crystal lattice. Therefore, they are a class of materials that combine the properties of polymers with those of liquid crystals. These “hybrids” show the same mesophases characteristic of ordinary liquid crystals, yet retain many of the useful and versatile properties of polymers.
In this seminar, I will show how one can take advantage of liquid crystallinity to obtain smart materials in the field of microencapsulation and membrane technology.

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