WECHull Biobased resin as a conventional resin replacement
At the division of polymer technology @ KTH, Professor Ulrica Edlund and Dr. Samson Afewerki are working on the development of biobased resin for wave energy conversion (WEC) hull application. This part of project WECHull aims to design, synthesize and fabricate resins made from biobased components that demonstrate similar properties as the current resins with additional characteristics such as being easily manufactured, cost-efficient, and easily scalable to promote its translation application. The ultimate goal is to replace some of the monomers such as Bisphenol A used to prepare the synthetic-based resins currently used that are harmful to health and the environment.
Dr. Samson Afewerki in the lab @KTH