Contact Dr Veronica Marchante Rodriguez

Areas of expertise

Background

Dr Marchante-Rodriguez studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Alicante. Her degree project was  Designing of a Pilot Plant System to Deionized Water from the Water Supply of Alicante City.

Following that, she started her PhD at the University of Alicante in collaboration with the Chemical Engineering Department and the Optics Department. She obtained a qualification of Cum Laude. During that period, she has taken part in the development of researching projects related to the application of the nanoclay-based pigments into different substrates, like textiles and printing inks. In addition, she has attended several National and International Conferences with oral presentations and poster contributions. Furthermore, she has participated in the application for research funds for the  spread of the application of the nanoclay-based pigments in other fields.

Currently, she is a Research Fellow in Polymer Nanocomposites at the Centre for Automotive Technology (CAT) (Environmental Science and Technology Department) in Cranfield University.

Current activities

  • Researching in Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Researching in Nanopigments and colorants for several applications and substrates
  • Researching in the release of nanoparticles from commercial nanocomposites (SIRENA Project)
  • Collaborating in the organisation of the international conference NANOSTRUC 2014.

Publications

Articles In Journals

Books

  • Marchante V & Beltran M (2015) Montmorillonite Polyethylene Nanocomposites. In: Polyethylene-Based Blends, Composites and Nanocomposites. Visakh P.M., Maria Jose Martinez Morlanes (ed.), Hoboken (New Jersey), Salem (Massachusetts): Scrivener Publishing LLC and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., p. 257-280.
  • Njuguna J, Ansari, F, Sachse S, Zhu H & Marchante Rodriguez V (2014) Nanomaterials, nanofillers, and nanocomposites: types and properties. In: Health and environmental safety of nanomaterials: polymer nancomposites and other materials containing nanoparticles. Njuguna J, Pielichowski K, Zhu H (ed.), Cambridge, UK.: Elsevier, Woodhead Publishing, p. 3-27.