Head of Development
Passionate sailor and outdoor sports enthusiast, he has developed his professional career combining his passion with studies for an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, specialised in materials. A former researcher at GEMAT, he founded SAILING TECHNOLOGIES, a spin-off of GEMAT, to explore the entrepreneurial side and was able to market his final degree project into a highly demanding niche market. Nowadays, he is in charge of new developments at GLOO (former SAILING TECHNOLOGIES), trying to discover new points of view in the adhesives industry.
Development of novel multi-functional complex adhesives systems to be used in high demanding bonding situations
Currently, the demand for structural adhesive joints is increasing to the detriment of traditional mechanical joints. These structural adhesive bonding systems point to a higher specialisation concerning the technical requirements expected and increasing the market demand.
The addition of nano-sized fillers in small concentrations in adhesive compositions allows the improvement of certain mechanical properties without significant alteration of the polymerisation process or reaction kinetics.
Based on a commercially available bicomponent adhesive formulation, developed by a partnership between GLOO and the Materials Engineering Group (GEMAT) form IQS-URL, studies have been carried out on the addition of nanofillants of lamellar nanosilicates, fibrillar nanosilicates and modified calcium carbonate (PCP) in different concentrations and by means of different dispersion methods, to study the effects of the same on the shear resistance and its effects on the other dynamo-mechanical properties of the original formulation.
Thursday, 12 September 2019, 14:00 - 14:30