EcoPlastiC at the TUS Research Week 2023

Cover Image for EcoPlastiC at the TUS Research Week 2023

The core ethos of TUS Research Week is to create an engaging platform, where a huge range of innovative projects and initiatives from areas such as Technology, Engineering, Business, and Science are showcased to the wider student body, industry, and beyond. The main aim is fostering a culture of collaboration, in addition to stimulating creativity, creating real-world impacts, and fostering economic development in a regional, national, and international capacity.

A range of sessions were hosted on-site in Athlone, Ireland with pop-up stands in the canteen area, as well as a showcase of over 140 posters from TUS Postgraduate Students. A select number of posters were displayed in the main area, with students being invited to present their research in quick-fire sessions. Awards were presented for several categories, including ‘Best Impact’, ‘Best Presentation’, and ‘Best Overall Poster’.

Ph.D. students involved in the EcoPlastiC project presented their research: Diana Garza presented a poster "Streptomyces sp. DG19: A promising strain with polymer degrading enzymatic ability " and won the best mid-stage research award.

Diana Garza standing next to her poster presentation

Jeovan Araujo presented a poster "Upcycling of PET/TPS Plastic into Bacterial Nanocellulose", and won in the best art and design poster category.

Jeovan Araujo standing next to his poster presentation


European Union logo

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe EIC Pathfinder programme under grant agreement No 101046758

European Innovation Council logo

The project leading to this application has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe EIC Pathfinder programme under agreement No 101046758

LegalTerms of usePrivacy policy

Stay tuned!

Join our newsletter to receive project updates

EcoPlastic logo

Copyright © 2022 EcoPlastiC

Views and opinions expressed are of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Innovation Council. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.