BIOPOLYMERS ENGINEERING

Second cycle degree in MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: GIOVANNA BRUSATIN

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Fundamental of chemistry, science and technology of polymeric materials
Examination methods: written exam, short dissertation on specific subjects
Course unit contents: BIOPOLYMERS, BIOPLASTICS, POLYMERIC BIOMATERIALS: fields of applications (HEALTHCARE, ENVIRONMENT), Impact of economical and reliability issues.
BIO BASED PLASTICS (FROM RENEWABLE RESOURCES) AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS: sustainability and market size of bioplastics, renewable resources.
Natural polymers for industrial applications
Bioplastics through fermentation processes
Microbial synthesis of biopolymers
Thermoset bio-based plastics from vegetable oil

MEDICAL DEVICES, BIOMEDICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS OF BIOPOLYMERS
BioInert polymers for biomedical contact devices and extracorporeal artificial organs
Synthetic and natural bioresorbable polymers for biomedical applications
Tissue engineering and 3D polymeric scaffolds
Synthetic and Natural Hydrogels for biomedical applications. Future perspectives.
Pharmaceutical applications and drug delivery.

Overview of cell biology and engineering. Cell-polymer-interface. Biocompatibility and biodegradation. Proteins adsorption. Sterilization.

LAB EXPERIMENTS. COMPANIES AND RESEARCH LABS VISITS.