Development of biopolymeric microparticles for self-healing of conglomerate materials

Grant: Project International Exchanges 2019 Round 1 Ref. IES\R1\191015

Funding Agency: The Royal Society, UK

Principal Investigator: Antonios Kanellopoulos (UH)

Co-principal Investigator: Jose Norambuena-Contreras

Project duration: 2019 to 2022 (24 months)

In this project, we aim to explore the possibility of manufacturing environmentally friendly biopolymeric microparticles that will promote self-healing in both concrete and asphalt materials. Utilising naturally available and affordable polymers we aim to produce a variety of microparticles that will be of very low risk when used in bulk quantities.