High Performance Polymer Nanocomposites Group

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New Conference, workshop or meeting May 27, 2024

European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials (FRPM25)

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New Publication - Carbohydrate Polymers May 26, 2024

Cyclodextrin-based host-guest hierarchical fire retardants: Synthesis and novel strategy to endow polylactic acid fire retardancy and UV resistance

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FRPM2025 European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials date & location annoucement! May 26, 2024

Last year in Zurich, Switzerland, it is announced that Madrid, Spain will be the next host city for the 2025 […]

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New Conference, workshop or meeting May 26, 2024

ECOFRAM 2024: International Conference on Eco-Friendly Additives and Materials

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New Publication - Polymer Degradation and Stability May 23, 2024

Isomerism-enabling low-temperature ultrasensitive and moisture-resistant fire-alarming “Guarder” via color changing

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Welcome to IMDEA Materials Institute’s High Performance Polymer Nanocomposites (HPPN) Group. HPPN Research Group at IMDEA Materials Institute was created by Professor De-Yi Wang in 2012. The research group focuses on the application-oriented fundamental problems and novel technologies in fire safety engineering, fire retardant materials and polymer-based composites, including molecular design, chemical synthesis, and advanced processing. Main research activities include:

  • Fire safety engineering
  • Flame retardant materials
  • Biobased polymers and polymer nanocomposites
  • Fire-safe storage energy materials (e.g. Battery, Phase change materials, etc.)
  • Smart sensitive sensors
  • Data-driven strategy for materials design

HPPN Research Group has well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities for R&D in fire retardant materials and polymer composite/nanocomposites, has a track record of attracting funding from the European Union, international collaboration, industries, and national government, has built up wide cooperation with renowned scientific institutions in the worldwide.