“From Plants to Plastics”, por Prof. Atanu Biswas

Lunes, 9 Diciembre, 2019

Fecha: 9 Diciembre, 12:00 h
Lugar: Salón de Actos del IATA
Ponente: Prof. Atanu Biswas

"(...)Dr. Biswas is a member of a team of scientists conducting research on green chemistry, polysaccharides, and vegetable oils. Dr. Biswas and his team focus on the chemical and enzymatic, microwave-assisted modifications of renewable resources (i.e. starch, protein, and bio-oils) to produce value-added commercial products. Dr. Biswas also was the first to discover and utilize ionic liquids as solvents for starch and zein modifications. Dr. Biswas’ accomplishments include developing new products, processes, and methodologies that are of commercial significance using synthetic, organic, polymer, physical, and analytical chemistry as well as an intimate familiarity with both agricultural bio-based polymers and petrochemical feedstocks.(...)"

El Prof. Atanu Biswas es Investigador del USDA y trabaja en el National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR/ARS) y actualmente realiza una estancia como Investigador visitante en el Grupo de Nuevos Materiales y Nanotecnología para Aplicaciones Alimentarias, del IATA.