M. Sc. Chem. Laima Vēvere

Education

2013 - Master of Science degree in chemistry, University of Latvia, Faculty of Chemistry.

Research Interests and Expertise

Analytical chemistry of biomass and its components, especially lignin. Chemical modification biomass as a renewable resource for polyurethane materials.

Significant Projects

  1. Horizon 2020 project “European Researchers Night in Latvia (NIGHTLV-2018-2019)”, Grant Agreement Number 819129 (2018-2019).
  2. Horizon 2020 project US4 GREENCHEM "Efficient pre-treatment of lignocellulosic feedstock to advance bio-based chemicals and biomaterials", Grant Agreement Number 669055. (2016-2019).
  3. 7th EU FP project BIOCORE “Biocommodity refinery”, Contract No 241566 (2010-2014).

Additional Information

2015 - Research assistant, Aveiro Institute of Material, University Of Aveiro, Portugal.

Significant Publications

  1. Vevere L., Janceva S., Arshanitsa A., Telysheva G. (2018) Polyols from condensed tannin enriched extracts for rigid polyurethane foam production. Key Engineering materials 762, pp. 197-202.
  2. Janceva S., Dizhbite T., Vevere L., Telysheva G., Dzenis M. (2015) Characterization of bark extract from deciduous trees with emphasis on their antioxidant activity. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 111, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/111/1/012013.
  3. Arshanitsa A., Vevere L., Telysheva G., Dizhbite T., Gosselink R. J. A., Bikovens O., Jablonskis A. (2015) Functionality and physico-chemical characteristics of wheat straw lignin, Biolignin™ derivatives formed in the oxypropylation process. Holzforschung, 69, pp. 785-793.