The Centre for High Performance Polymers (CHPP) undertakes research and development into the design, synthesis, characterisation, rheology, processing and flow simulation of biopolymers and polymer nanocomposites.
The Centre focuses on developing high performance polymers for high value added manufacturing, biopolymers and nanostructured polymers. It involves a team of around 50 researchers from the schools of Biomedical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, and Dentistry, the Division of Materials and the Centre for Advanced Imaging.
The CHPP key core research areas are:
- Polymer Synthesis and Chemistry
- Polymer Characterisation and Processing
- Polymer Performance and Properties
The CHPP also has key links to other research centres at UQ - the Nanomaterials Centre, the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis and the Surface Analysis Centre and external links to Queensland manufacturing industry which provide access to additional expertise and equipment. The CHPP is also part of the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN).
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