María Dolores de Dios Caputto

loladoblede@gmail.com
mariad.dedios@ictp.csic.es

Student of the Master’s Degree in Advanced Specialization in Plastic and Rubbers from International University Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) and the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC).

Scholar on a research project based on the recycling of plastics bottles made by PET in the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC) through the scolarship called JAE-Intro from Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

Scholar Tutor from ICTP-CSIC: Rodrigo Navarro Crespo.

Title

Synthesis of thermoplastic polyurethanes based on new macroglycols obtained from PET waste

Summary

In this project we are going to study the applications of polyurathane in the energy sector and their previous synthesis from polyols of recycled PET, applying the concept of circular economy.
First of all, we will obtain new raw materials, the polyols, in the recycling process of PET.
After the synthesis in the proper conditions, we will characterize the new product with different techniques, such as thermal analysis (TGA, DSC), composition analysis (NMR, ATR, Raman), mechanical properties measurements, etc. Then we will synthesis the polyurethane using polyol and isocyanate, with the following charaterization. Secondly, we will study one of the polyurethane applications in the energetic sector, using the polyurethane in the lithium batteries as an alternative way to store energy.

Academic formation

2020-now.- Working as a scholar through the scholarship called JAE-Intro from Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) on a research project mentioned above.

2020-now.- Studies in the Master of Advanced Specialization in Plastic and Rubbers in the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC) by International University Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP).

2016-2020.- Chemistry degree in Universidad autónoma de Madrid. The degree is being taught in English. The dregree has been awarded with the EUROBACHELOR accreditation seal [10/05/2019-10/05/2025].

2019.- Participation in the project Erasmus+ in the Bangor University of Wales, UK.

2019.- Cambridge English Certificate C1 level, CAE.