Field of sience: N 003 Chemistry, T 005 Chemical Engineering, T 008 Materials Engineering.
- Modification and Application of Polymers.
Modification and application of natural polymers. Dispersion systems, formation of polymer complexes, immobilization of bioactive substances in natural and modified polysaccharides are investigated. Active food packaging materials, micro-contaminants sorbents are being developed. Synthesis of chromatographic sorbents, and their application of protein chromatography, and enzyme immobilization. New materials are being developed for tissue engineering and wound dressings. Innovative cosmetics are also being developed. Improved technology of manufacturing of bioplastic and biocomposite, develop biodegradable plastic products, perform research of formation of biocomposites from natural materials. Developed technologies of less polluting leather processing, solves the problems of using leather tanning waste.
Synthesis of organic polymeric and small molecule electroactive materials (semiconductors, emitters, nonlinear optics materials), materials for laser writing and 3D optical printing, development, research and application of polymers and polymer composites from natural materials. The focus is on the synthesis and research of photovoltaic cells and bipolar semiconductors and efficient emitters for organic light emitting diodes.
Researchers: Viktorija Andriulevičienė, Odeta Baniukaitienė, Joana Bendoraitienė, Rita Butkutė, Asta Dabulienė, Juozas Vidas Gražulevičius, Saulius Grigalevičius, Jonas Keruckas, Rasa Keruckienė, Gintarė Kručaitė, Dovilė Liudvinavičiūtė, Ramūnas Lygaitis, Vesta Navikaitė-Šnipaitienė, Jolita Ostrauskaitė, Laura Pečiulytė, Deimantė Rosliuk, Ramunė Rutkaitė, Jūratė Simokaitienė, Daiva Tavgenienė, Aušra Tomkevičienė, Virgilijus Valeika, Dmytro Volyniuk, Monika Čekavičiūtė.
Post-doc: Eigirdas Skuodis, Sigita Grauželienė, Audrius Bučinskas, Oleksandr Bezvikonnyi, Viktorija Andriulevičienė (till 2023), Rasa Keruckienė (till 2023).