Research on the use of biopolymer-based products to develop food packaging and biomaterials

On Friday 20th August our member Dr. Alaitz Etxabide Etxeberria, a visiting postdoctoral researcher from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), presented her work entitled “Manufacturing of biopolymer-based materials and their functional properties’ modification for food packaging and biomedical applications” in the School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) Seminar Series 2021 at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Her research interests are mainly related to the use and optimization of different manufacturing methods and processing conditions as well as the improvement of the functional properties of biopolymer-based products by additive incorporation to develop food packaging and biomaterials. In the presentation, she summarised various projects she undertook in this area, as well as the research she is currently undertaking while at the University of Auckland.

Some screenshots of her talk: