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Sole Roig will defend her PhD Thesis on 28 September 2021 at 11 am at ICMAB

The PhD researcher Sole Roig from the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites (NN) group (ICMAB-CSIC), will defend her PhD thesis on Tuesday, 28 September, 2021, at 11 am in an hybrid session, from the ICMAB Seminar Room "Carles Miravitlles", which will be also possible to follow online by Zoom.

15 September 2021

Novel bacterial cellulose materials: structuration, functional nanocomposites and photocurable hydrogels

By Sole Roig from the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites (NN) group (ICMAB-CSIC)

Date: Tuesday, 28 September, 2021
Time: 11 am
Venue: ICMAB Seminar Room "Carles Miravitlles" and online session by Zoom. Register here to attend by Zoom.

Abstract: The over 300 million tons worldwide yearly production of plastics and its environmental impact demand efforts to improve and establish new waste management routes, reuse products and create alternative biodegradable products. In this framework, bacterial cellulose outstands as an alternative bio-resource which encompass the properties of the cellulose with the  characteristics of the nanomaterials as well as a versatility to be physically and chemically tuned, opening a wide range of opportunities for this material and its composites. Therefore, this thesis aims to demonstrate the adaptability of bacterial cellulose by providing new surface topographies and functionalities through in-situ and ex-situ strategies, paving the way towards new advanced biodegradable and bioresource-based materials.


  • Anna Roig, from the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites (NN) group
  • Anna Laromaine, from the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites (NN) group

PhD Comitee:

  • President: Miguel Gama, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Secretary: Fabiola Vilaseca Morera, Universitat de Girona, Spain
  • Vocal: Carlos Albert García González, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
PhD Programme: Materials Science



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