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Sustainable Food Packaging Development

Plastics and other non-biodegradable synthetic food packing materials derived from petroleum products cause problems in waste disposal. Packaging films made up of biodegradable polymers have arisen as an alternative that meets the growing demand for sustainability and environmental safety. Advancement in food packaging research leads to the development of biodegradable/active/intelligent packaging systems with numerous properties such as oxygen scavengers, carbon-dioxide generating systems, antimicrobial active packaging, moisture control packaging, ethylene scavengers, biosensors, and bio-labels for various food products (fruits, vegetables, metal, and cheese, etc). Biodegradable polymer materials are widely used as a food-contact material because of their good mechanical, barrier properties and provide low harmful effects to the environment. This project aims to develop a sustainable biodegradable film based on natural bioactive for food packaging.

Min. 2.1 BSc in Microbiology; Food Science, Polymer Chemistry, Biotechnology

Scholarship not available. Fees & Materials to be paid by the student. Materials costs may be very significant

If you are interested in submitting an application for this project, please complete an Expression of Interest.

Applications submitted without an EOI form will not be considered.

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Dr. Swarna Jaiswal

Award Level


Mode of Study

Full Time

Deadline to Submit Applications

Until filled


Dublin, Ireland