Associate Professor Bronwyn Laycock
Co-Director Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing (AMPAM), Leader Translational Polymer Research Group - Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation and School of Chemical Engineering
Bronwyn Laycock is a polymer scientist with an interest in advanced materials for sustainability.
She is currently working across a range of projects, including novel biopolymers and their composites, particularly waste derived, and the applications of these in controlled release formulations (for fertilisers, agricultural chemicals, and veterinary applications). She has projects in self-assembled conducting peptides, spinifex to carbon fibre conversion, hydrogels for nutrient management, lignin-based polyurethane foams and polymer waste to product conversion. In parallel, she studies polymer degradation and biodegradation, with lifetime estimation of these materials and has an interest in policy development and society attitudes to plastic.
Bronwyn continues to pursue innovation in areas that will make a step change contribution to sustainability, such as in cost-effective nutrient management, food waste management and recovery, and delivering solutions for plastic use in the circular economy.