Koro de la Caba

Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain

Koro de la Caba is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She is also a Member of the Research Commission of the University of the Basque Country. She received her Doctorate in chemistry at the Polytechnic College in Donostia-San Sebastian in the research area of thermoset polymers. Nowadays, she leads national research projects with public funding in the area of materials for food packaging purposes. Her expertise includes evaluation of renewable raw materials, such as soy protein, fish and bovine gelatins, and chitosan, for packaging applications, optimization of biofilms and biocomposites processing by compression, extrusion and injection, and physico-chemical characterization of materials as well as improvement of functional properties like mechanical and barrier properties.

Biography Updated on 28 November 2011

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