Degradation of Plastic Using Plasma Technology

Waste plastic is a global problem and the scale of this problem is well-documented. In this project, we will test the use of a plasma system to degrade plastic samples (e.g. PE, PP, PET etc), in order to control the degradation products. This project requires some understanding in polymer chemistry and, ideally, plasma technology. The project will be supervised by Dr. Humphrey Yiu (IMPEE), Prof. Martin McCoustra (ICS) and Prof. David Bucknall (ICS).

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Prof. David Bucknall ( will be the 3rd supervisor.

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Dr. Humphrey Yiu
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Materials preparation: JN 1.32 Plasmas testing: WP
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Prof. Martin McCoustra