Dr. Aleksandra Grząbka-Zasadzińska, originally from Poznan University of Technology, Poland, is visiting Rutgers as a part of the ORBIS project. Her research work focuses on biodegradable polymer composites (made of polylactide, chitosan, polypropylene), lignocellulosic (cellulose, lignin, wood), and mineral fillers. Scientific interests include also the processing of polymer materials, biomedicine, renewable materials, and recycling technologies.
During her stay at Rutgers, she plans to work on industrial processes including wet granulation and understanding relationships between process parameters and properties of the final material.
The ORBIS project: The overarching objective of ORBIS is to form an international and inter-sectoral academic and industrial network. The action is aimed at improving the preclinical pathway of medicine development concentrating on processes and technologies. The goal is to integrate multidisciplinary research by involving the academia and the industry from the EU (Poland, Ireland, Finland, Germany, and the Czech Republic), EU-associated countries (Ukraine), and the US.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 778051.