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FRANCO GARCIA, LOURDES

Curriculum

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Edifici ETSEIB, PG0 (23:12)
Av. Diagonal, 647
Campus Sud - UPC
08028 BARCELONA
Tel 93 401 66 84
Fax 93 401 71 50
lourdes.franco@upc.edu
Education

B. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Salamanca, Spain 1988
M. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Salamanca, Spain 1989
Ph. D. Chemistry (“Cum Laude”), Technical University of Catalonia, Spain 1994
Postdoctoral Position as Research fellow in the Physics laboratory, University of Bristol, United Kingdom 1995,1996
Ph. D Special award, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain 1997

Research Interest

Physicochemical characterization of polyamides, polyesters and poly(ester amide)s by means thermal analysis
Crystallization studies in polymers
Nanocomposites

Selected Publications
L. Franco, E. Navarro, J.A. Subirana and J. Puiggalí. “Synthesis and structure of nylons 1,n”. Macromolecules 27, 4284-4297, (1994).
N.A. Jones, E.D.T. Atkins, M.J. Hill, S.J. Cooper and L. Franco. “Chain-folded lamellar crystals of aliphatic polyamides. Comparison between nylons 4 4, 6 4, 8 4, 10 4 and 12 4”. Macromolecules 29, 6011-6018, (1996).
N.A. Jones, E.D.T. Atkins, M.J. Hill, S.J. Cooper and L. Franco “Chain-folded lamellar crystals of aliphatic polyamides. Investigations of nylons 4 8, 4 10, 4 12, 6 10, 6 12, 6 18 and 8 12”. Polymer 38, 2689-2699, (1997).
N.A. Jones, E.D.T. Atkins, M.J. Hill, S.J. Cooper and L. Franco. “Polyamides with a choice of structure and crystal surface chemistry. Studies of chain-folded lamellae of nylons 8 10 and 10 12 and comparison with the other 2N 2(N+1) nylons 4 6 and 6 8”. Macromolecules 30, 3569-3578, (1997).
L. Franco, S.J. Cooper, E.D.T. Atkins, M.J. Hill and N.A. Jones. “Nylon 6 9 can crystallize with hydrogen bonding in two and in three interchain directions”. J. Polym. Sci., Part B- Polym. Phys. 36, 1153-1165, (1998).
L. Franco, J.A. Subirana and J. Puiggalí. “Structure and morphology of odd polyoxamides [NYLON 9,2]. A new example of hydrogen bonding interactions in two different directions”. Macromolecules 31, 3912-3924, (1998).
R. Herrera, L. Franco, A. Rodríguez-Galán and J. Puiggalí. “Characterization and degradation behavior of poly(butylene adipate-co-terephtalate)s”. J. Polym. Sci., Part A- Polym. Chem. 40, 4141-4157, (2002).
M. Vera, L. Franco and J. Puiggalí. “Synthesis and characterization of Poly (glycolic acid-alt-6-aminohexanoic acid) and Poly (glycolic acid-alt-11-aminoundecanoic acid)”. Macrom. Chem. and Phys. 205, 1782-1792, (2004).
E. Botines, L. Franco, X. Ramis and J. Puiggalí. ”Synthesis of Poly(glycolic acid-alt-12-aminododecanoic acid): the thermal polymerization kinetics of sodium N-chloroacetyl-12-aminododecanoate”. J. Polym. Sci., Part A- Polym. Chem. 44, 1199-1213, (2006).
M. Martínez-Palau, L. Franco and J. Puiggalí. “Isothermal crystallization of poly(glicolic acid-alt-6-hydroxyhexanoic acid) studied by DSC and real time synchroton SAXS/WAXD”. Polymer 48, 6018-6028, (2007).

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