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Doctor of Engineering (1985, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, SPAIN)

Full Professor

Chemical Engineering

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Research Interest
- Structure of Synthetic Polymers.
- Polymer Crystallization.
- Development of Biodegradable Polymers.
- Study of Nanocomposites
- Polymer Physics.
Profesional Societies
- ACS (American Chemical Society)
- GEP (Spanish Group of Polymers)
- AUSE (Spanish Association of Synchrotron Users).
- Spanish Committee of Crystallography
- Member of the International Advisory Board of express Polymer Letters
Invited Lectures
- 35th IUPAC Symposium on Macromolecules. Akron, USA, 1994.
- Symposium on Fiber Diffraction from Synthetic Polymers. IUCr XVII Congress and General Assembly, Seattle, USA, 1996.
- Symposium on Structure and Function of Biomacromolecules. Sitges, España, 2001.
- Symposium on Polymer Diffraction Methods. Spring ACS Meeting, Orlando, USA, 2002.
Organizing Committees
- Euro Summer School 2001 on Electron Erystallography and Cryo-electron Microscopy. Barcelona 2001, Spain.
- Advances in Polymeric Materials. X Meeting of the Spanish Group of Polymers. Sevilla 2007, Spain.
Reviewer of Scientific Journals
Macromolecules, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Colloid & Polymer Science, Journal of Macromolecular Science – Pure and Applied Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Macromolecular Theory and Simulation, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Physics Edition, Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry Edition, Biomacromolecules, Polymer, Acta Crystallographica, Section C, Macromolecular Bioscience, Crystal Growth & Design, Journal of Polymer  Research, Macromolecular Materials & Engineering, Termochimica Acta, Journal of Biomaterials Science, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Información Tecnológica, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering.
Selected Publications
E. Navarro, C. Alemán and J. Puiggalí. “Folding of methylene groups in linear glutaramide analogues”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 117, 7307, (1995).
E. Navarro, L. Franco, J. A. Subirana and J. Puiggalí. “Nylon 65 has a unique structure with two directions of hydrogen bonds”. Macromolecules 28, 8742, (1995).
J. Puiggalí, Y. Ikada, H. Tsuji, L. Cartier, T. Okihara and B. Lotz. “The frustrated structure of Poly(L-lactide)”. Polymer 41, 8921, (2000).
M. Vera, A. Rodríguez-Galán and J. Puiggalí. “New method of synthesis of poly(ester amide)s derived from the incorporation of glycolic acid residues to aliphatic polyamides”. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 25, 812 (2004).
A. Almontassir, S. Gestí, L. Franco and J. Puiggalí. “Molecular packing of polyesters derived from 1,4-butanediol and even aliphatic dicarboxylic acids”. Macromolecules 37, 5300 (2004).
A. Almontassir, S. Gestí, M.T. Casas, J. Puiggalí. “Crystalline structure of poly(hexamethylene adipate). Study on the morphology and the enzymatic degradation of single crystals”. Biomacromolecules 7, 799 (2006).
M. Vera, J. Puiggalí, J. Coudane. “New biodegradable poly(ester amide)s with different ratios of L- and D-alanine for controlled drug delivery”. J. Microencap. 23, 686 (2006).
M. Martínez-Palau, L. Franco, G. Ungar, J. Puiggalí. “Isothermal crystallization kinetics and spherulitic morphology of poly(4-hydroxybutyric acid-alt-glycolic acid)”. J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 45, 2640 (2007).
M. Martínez-Palau, L. Franco, J. Puiggali. “Isothermal crystallization of poly(glycolic acid-alt-6-hydroxyhexanoic acid) studied by DSC and real time synchrotron SAXS/WAXD”. Polymer 48, 6018 (2007).
S. Gestí, M. Zanetti, M. Lazzari, L. Franco, J. Puiggalí. “Degradable polyoctamethylene suberate/ clay nanocomposite. Crystallization studies by DSC and simultaneous SAXS/WAXD synchrotron radiation”. Eur. Polym. J. 45, 398 (2009).
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