General information:

Online Class
Course start prediction: February 2nd ,2021.
Class schedule: 17:00 to 19:00
Days of the week: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Course Duration: +/- 3 months

Course Program:

Module I - Polymer Science 

Teacher: Lucas Tienne
Course hours
: 20 hours

  • Polymers: what they are, where they come from and their value;
  • Polymers properties;
  • Matrices, loads (macro, micro and nano) and additives;
  • Polyaddition and Polycondensation;
  • Polymerization kinetics;
  • Polymerization via free radicals, ionic (anionic and cationic).

Module II - Characterization of Polymers

Teacher: Lucas Tienne
Course hours:
20 hours

  • Thermal analysis;
  • Spectroscopic analyzes;
  • Microscopy techniques;
  • Morphological characterization..

Module III - Polymer Processing

Teacher: Vinícius Aguiar
Course hours:
20 hours

  • Additivation;
  • Elastomers;
  • Thermoplastic elastomers;
  • MFI;
  • Description of equipment and process: Pressing, Rotational Molding, Thermoforming, Extrusion, Injection and Blow.

Recommended reading:

  • AKCELRUD, L. Fundamentals of polymer science. São Paulo: Manole, 2006.
  • ANDRADE, C. T. et al. Polymers dictionary. São Paulo: Interciência, 2001.
  • CANEVAROLO Jr, S. V. Polymers science. São Paulo: Artliber, 2002.
  • CANEVAROLO Jr, S. V. Characterization techniques in polymers. São Paulo: Artliber, 2004.
  • LUCAS, E. F .; SOARES, B. G .; MONTEIRO, E. Characterization of polymers. Rio de Janeiro: e-papers, 2001.
  • MANO, E. B. Polymers as engineering materials. São Paulo: Edgard Blucher, 2000.
  • MANO, E. B. Polymers as engineering materials. São Paulo: Edgard Blucher, 2000.
  • MANO, E. B .; DIAS, M. L .; OLIVEIRA, C. M. F. Experimental polymer chemistry. São Paulo: Edgard Blucher, 2005.
  • MANO, E. B .; MENDES, L. C. Identification of plastics, rubbers and fibers. São Paulo: Edgard Blucher, 2000.
  • MANO, E. B .; MENDES, L. C. Introduction to polymers. São Paulo: Edgard Blucher, 1999.
  • MANO, E. B .; PACHECO, E. B. A. V .; BONELLI, C. M. C. Environment, pollution and recycling. São Paulo: Edgard Blucher, 2005.
  • MARINHO, J. R. D. Macromolecules and polymers. São Paulo: Manole, 2005.
  • RABELLO, M. Polymers additives. São Paulo: Artliber, 2000.


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IMA – Instituto de Macromoléculas Professora Eloisa Mano
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Cidade Universitária – Av. Horácio Macedo, 2.030
Centro de Tecnologia – Bloco J
CEP 21941-598 – Rio de Janeiro – RJ – Brasil


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