Recreation of a real polymer processing environment at IST
The Hands-on Polymers is a Pedagogical Innovation Project of IST responsible for the creation of a physical, modular space where students can develop their own projects on polymers and sustainable technologies. This pedagogical and technological platform favors “savoir-faire”, multi-disciplinary working teams and aims at generating highly skilled professionals. The facilities and know-how existent at this lab will also be dedicated to help the plastics industry to solve technical issues resulting in fruitful collaborations.
Laboratory with a strong connection to Industry and Society, where students can apply theoretical concepts autonomously and work in interdepartmental and multidisciplinary teams with the same objective
Interaction and cooperation between students at interdepartmental level, through common projects strongly oriented towards the action and application of the concept of Circular Economy.
Multi and interdisciplinary Teaching / Research activities,with a strong connection to Industry and Society
The most relevant activities in what regards Education, Research,
Industry and Society
Dissemination: Seminar and Demo Session to Secondary School students (Open Labs DEQ)
A seminar and demonstration session on extrusion was held for secondary students, within the scope of the DEQ Open Labs (Ana Marques,...February 5, 2020
“Hands-on” sessions on thermoplastic extrusion
“Hands-on” lab sessions on thermoplastic extrusion. Students of the curricular unit Materials Technology II (Integrated Master in Materials Engineering) involved in polymer...March 8, 20200
Hands-on Polymers project: interaction between the students from LEGI and MEM
An integrated work among curricular units from different Departments was implemented in order to illustrate the concept of Circular Economy. 45 students...March 10, 2020