Biomaterials Section

Head of Section

dr Katarzyna Łęczycka-Wilk
tel. +48 22 568 26 73

Research topics

  • Designing new biopolymers with competitive antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties
  • Modification of physicochemical and functional properties of biodegradable natural polymers (especially chitosan) with potential use in the packaging industry
  • Obtaining new plasticizers for polymeric materials based on polysaccharides, including the synthesis of deep eutectic solvents
  • Edible coatings and active packaging based on polymers of natural origin as competition for modern packaging materials used in the food industry
  • Research on the processes of releasing active ingredients from polymer matrices
  • Preparation and physicochemical characterization of new cross-linking agents as well as polymer mixtures and composites
  • Chemical and physical cross-linking of polymer mixtures
  • Purification and separation of substances (e.g. from plant material) by extraction method and by sorption and desorption on ionic or non-ionic resins