Last updated: 17-11-2023
Dr. JAYARAMAKRISHNAN VELUSAMY
FUNCrystals Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
In this European Commision funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship project I have been working on the exciting developments in the field of organic room temperature phosphorescence (RTP) nanocrystals and their potential applications in bioimaging. Organic RTP materials have gained significant attention due to their high brightness and ultra-long lifetime features, making them useful in many advanced applications, including optoelectronics, bioimaging, and photomedicine. However, processing of nanoform organic RTPs and scalable synthesis lag behind other forms of RTPs, leaving the chances for many applications nearly uncharted. The EC-funded FUNCrystals project aims to develop functional organic RTP nanocrystals (NCs) for two-photon phosphorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (2P-PLIM) based bioimaging applications. My project proposes three main activities are ORTP-NCs synthesis, biological studies and 2P-PLIM usage. These activities include developing a synthesis process.
Gecko inspired design of reprintable paper
The audio is about a novel re-printable paper that can be used over fifty times using a laser jet printer. The toner particles adhere strong enough on this paper, that they do not get easily dislodged by simple shear action with finger or an object in contact, but can be removed by gentle scrubbing with a rough surface in presence of a specific liquid. Following drying off the liquid, the paper becomes ready again for printing.
Exploring heat seal performance in flexible materials for optimal food safety and quality
Dr. Bram Bamps is a researcher specializing in the intricacies of heat seal performance in flexible packaging materials. His work, conducted at Materials, Packaging, Research & Services, a research center affiliated with UHasselt, delves into the relation of material composition, seal parameters and seal performance. This review aims to optimize material selection, offering insights for stakeholders in the food industry, to contribute to the ongoing evolution of packaging solutions for a safer and higher-quality food supply.
Seyyed Emad Hooshmand
Functionalization of cellulose via multicomponent reactions
Multicomponent reactions (MCRs), surmised as versatile and assorted approaches, have been deployed for the modification of cellulose. The functionalized celluloses enjoy various unique phenomena and properties which render them promising biomaterials for various applications ranging from biomedicine to catalysis. References: https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.2c00110 https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.202200569