Lecture by Prof. Sergejs Gaidukovs about research on Complex Polymer Systems (June 5, 2023)

The Multifunctional Materials Design research group is organizing a departmental lecture by Prof. Sergejs Gaidukovs from Riga Technical University (RTU).
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Sergejs Gaidukovs, Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Technology at Riga Technical University, will give a departmental lecture on June 5th at 13.00-14.00 in the lecture hall Ke5 of the School of Chemical Engineering. The event is free of charge and open for all.

The lecture will include information about Prof. Gaidukovs's ongoing research:
-wood mimetic lignocellulose biocomposites;
-biopolyesters (PLA, PBS, PLA)/lignocellulose biocomposites; 
-synthesis of light-sensitive biopolymers;
-photopolymerization of biopolymers;
-UV light, FDM, DIW printing of biobased polymer materials; 
-biopolymers in soft robotics;
-nanoCarbon hybrid nanoparticles-based polymer composites for functional applications in cybersecurity (EMC and EMI shielding).

Riga Technical University (RTU) is a public university with a specialization in engineering and research. Institute of Polymer Materials is a subdivision of the RTU Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, which specializes in the chemistry and technology of polymer materials and composites.  

Sergejs Gaidukovs, Riga Technical University
Prof. Sergejs Gaidukovs

Professor Sergejs Gaidukovs has more than 15 years of experience in colloid and surface chemistry, nanoparticles and nanotechnology, polymer chemistry, and composites. He currently holds a professor and principal researcher position in the subject of polymer chemistry and technology. He teaches 10 study courses for all level students and leads complex polymer systems and soft matter groups at RTU. Dr. Gaidukovs has been a supervisor for more than 48 PhD, Master and Bachelor level students. Dr. Gaidukovs has received the national Latvian Academy of Science for excellent scientific research. Up-to-date research expertise, which is connected to the preparation of diverse functional and adaptive polymeric nanocomposites, biobased polymeric materials, interface properties and aggregation stability of nanoparticles in different media, and self-assembly deposition of cellulose and other nanoparticles and modern plastic processing as 3D printing.

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