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Second cycle
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School of Engineering
MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Course unit
BIOPOLYMERS ENGINEERING
INP5072057, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MATERIALS ENGINEERING
IN0523, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOPOLYMERS ENGINEERING
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIOVANNA BRUSATIN ING-IND/22

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/24 Principles of Chemical Engineering 2.0
Core courses ING-IND/22 Science and Technology of Materials 4.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Fundamental of chemistry, science and technology of polymeric materials
Target skills and knowledge: The course aim at providing knowledge and expertise on use, design and developement of natural polymers, bioplastics from renewable sources and polimeric biomaterials for applications in the fields of bioengineering, biotechnology (biomedical, pharmaceutical) and industrial applications (packaging, automotive, food, agricolture)
Examination methods: written exam, short dissertation on specific subjects
Assessment criteria: Acquisition of basic concepts and ability to apply them.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, experimental laboratory, companies and research lab visits.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes. Slides of the course available from the moodle platform of DII. Other suggested study resources.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Sina Ebnesajjad, Handbook of Biopolymers and biodegradable plastics. --: Elsevier, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • S.G. Kumbar, C.T. Laurencin, M. Deng Eds, Natural and Synthetic Biomedical Polymers. --: Elsevier, 2014.
  • Q. Chen, G. Thouas, Biomaterials: a basic Introduction. --: CRC Press, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo