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Biopolymer-Based Nanofiber Mats and Their Characterization and Applications

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posted on 24.10.2013 by Shahrzad Mohammadtalab Khansari
Due to environmental and economical concerns, it is of significant interest to substitute synthetic materials with biodegradable products. Specifically, protein-based biomaterials produced as by-product of biofuel production have great potential to be applied in industry. They are cheap, abundant, and sustainable resources for proteins. The present thesis aims at producing nanofibers from plant-based proteins using 'solution blowing' method. Produced nanofibers undergo tensile testing to reveal their mechanical properties and two novel theoretical methods are developed to characterize these materials' behavior. Furthermore, protein-based nanofibers are applied for different applications such as antibacterial agents and carriers for drug delivery.

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Advisor

Yarin, Alexander L.

Department

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Degree Grantor

University of Illinois at Chicago

Degree Level

Doctoral

Committee Member

Mashayek, Farzad Nicholls, Alan Brezinsky, Kenneth Sinha-Ray, Suman

Submitted date

2013-08

Language

en

Issue date

24/10/2013

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