Mechanical & chemical recycling of polymer waste, electrospinning, rheology of polymer melts, polymer blends and composites, polymer processing, rheological characterisation, polymer processing instabilities, melt fracture in extrusion, processing aids, polymer crystallisation.

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Dr. Norhayani Othman studied the melt and processing behaviour of a promising biodegradable thermoplastic. This could be a solution for the large amount of plastic packaging waste throughout the world. The findings from this study can be used in simulations of various processes and to increase the efficiency of the processing and productivity of this biodegradable plastic.

Doctoral citation for Nov 2012 UBC graduation, Vancouver Canada