All-rounder polymers infiltrate cars, medicine and water

Date: Aug 14, 2015 | News


​​​On Thursday 27 August, Dr James Ramontja talks about polymer nanocomposites, which are currently applied in industry as eco-friendly packaging materials, parts of automobiles and aeroplanes, in construction, medicine, treatment and purification of water, sensors, and more.​​​​​

Dr Ramontja will give the public lecture at the University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway Campus, at the Level 6 Library Auditorium from 13:00 to 14:00.
Polymer nanocomposites research has grown tremendously over the past two decades and continue to do so. This is because one type, Biodegradable Polymer Nanocomposites based on various nanomaterials, can easily solve more than one problem at a time.
Dr Ramontja will present on the research from the University of Johannesburg in a greater scheme of things thus far.
Dr James Ramontja obtained his PhD in Chemistry at University of the Free State in 2011. In August 2011 he was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Applied Chemistry, UJ.
He specializes in preparation and characterization polymer nanocomposites based on various nanomaterials for applications in water treatment and purification; environmentally friendly packaging; and medicinal applications such as orthopaedics and sensors.
The public and media are welcome to attend.​
James Ramontja

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