The Polymer and Polymer Processing Research Team of the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering focuses on the synthesis, characterization and applications of polymer-based nanocomposites in the form of organic-inorganic hybrid micelles, electrospun fibers and 3D networks (hydrogels). Besides materials' fabrication and characterization, in collaboration with other research teams and companies from Cyprus and abroad, we investigate the potential applicability of the above-mentioned functional materials in various fields including optoelectronics, sensing, biomedicine, catalysis, water-remediation, agriculture and energy storage. The team has also expertise in polymer synthesis, i.e. in the use of controlled radical polymerization methods such as RAFT, towards the preparation of well-defined polymers having controlled composition and architecture.