Mg.sc.ing. Aiga Ivdre

Education

2014 - up till now -  PhD  studies, chemical engineering; Riga Technical University, Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, Institute of Polymer Materials

2012 – Master of engineering sciences in chemical engineering (Mg.sc.ing.), chemical engineering; Riga Technical University, Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, Institute of Polymer Materials

Research Interests and Expertise

Polyol synthesis and development from biobased feedstock and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Development of formulations for rigid polyurethane foams, material production and characterization. Synthesis of nocellulose and characterization.

Significant Projects

2017-2019 - ERDF - Rigid polyurethane/polyisocyanurate foam thermal insulation material reinforced with nano/micro size cellulose (Nr. 1.1.1.1/16A/031), research assistant

2012-2016 - 7th Framework Programme - The Electric Vehicle revOLUTION enabled by advanced materials highly hybridized into lightweight components for easy integration and dismantling providing a reduced life cycle cost logic (EVOLUTION) (Grant Agreement Nr. 314744), research assistant

2014-2015 - ERDF - Development of innovative polyols and polyol systems from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) flakes and renewable raw materials (Nr.2014/0043/2DP/2.1.1.1.0/14/APIA/VIAA/063), research assistant

2014-2014 - 7th Framework Programme - Bio-based polyurethane composites with natural fillers (BIOPURFIL) (Nr. 318996), research assistant (National University of Mar del Plata, Institute of Research in Materials Science and Technology, Mar del Plata, Argentina)

Additional Information

2011 - Receiver of Armins Rusis Remembrance Scholarship

2009 - Receiver of Armins Rusis Remembrance Scholarship

2009 - Member of Riga Technical university Gold Fund

Significant Publications

  1. Kairytė, A., Kirpļuks, M., Ivdre, A., Cābulis, U., Vaitkus, S., Pundien ė, I. Cleaner production of polyurethane foam: Replacement of conventional raw materials, assessment of fire resistance and environmental impact. - Journal of Cleaner Production, 2018, 183, 760-771 (Doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.164). 
  2. Ivdre, A., Fridrihsone-Girone, A., Abolins, A., Cabulis, U. Effect of different concentration of rapeseed oil and recycled poly (ethylene terephthalate) in polyols for rigid polyurethane foams. - Journal of Cellular Plastics, 2018, 54, 2, 161-177 (Doi: 10.1177/0021955X16670585).
  3. Mucci, V. L., Ivdre,  A., Buffa, J. M., Cabulis, U., Stefani, P. M., Aranguren, M. I. Composites made from a soybean oil biopolyurethane and cellulose nanocrystals. - Polymer Engineering and Science, 2017, 58, 2, 125-132 (Doi: 10.1002/pen.24539).
  4. Gaidukova, G., Ivdre, A., Fridrihsone, A., Verovkins, A., Cabulis, U., Gaidukovs, S. Polyurethane rigid foams obtained from polyols containing bio-based and recycled components and functional additives. - Industrial Crops and Products, 2017, 102, 133-143 (Doi: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.03.024).
  5. Kirpluks, M., Cabulis, U., Ivdre, A., Kuranska, M., Zieleniewska, M., Auguscik, M. Mechanical and thermal properties of high-density rigid polyurethane foams from renewable resources. - Journal of Renewable Materials, 2016, 4, 1, 86-100 (Doi: 10.7569/JRM.2015.634132).