Interdisciplinary Platform for Sustainable Plastics towards a Circular Economy

Macromolecular Engineering group (MacroEng)

Dr. Marta Fernández García

Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros (ICTP)

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

C/Juan de la Cierva, 3;    28006 Madrid (Spain)

Telf.: +34 91 258 7530 Ext.: -232  e-mail:

Main Research Lines / Participation in SusPlast:

  • Synthesis and modification of polymers (From monomers obtained from natural resources and natural polymers: chitosan, starch, cellulose and lignocellulose)
  • Processing of biobased and/or biodegradable polymers (PLA, PHA, PCL, starch)
  • Surface modification (Physical segregation; Breath figures)
  • Additive-added value (antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fog, anti-incrustante; Use of organic waste: mate, almond, wood, olive stones, corn ...)
  • Biodegradation (composting)
  • Application (Polymeric antimicrobial systems, Biodegradable active packaging, Encapsulation systems for active compounds, Shape memory systems based on natural polymers, gels)
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