Supervisor: Dr Nasim Amiralian (

Single-use plastics, such as those used for filtration, are a significant contributor to the plastic waste problem. Plant-derived nanofibres have many advantages, such as being natural, abundant, biodegradable, and are exceptionally light and strong. These nanofibres are excellent candidates for use as sustainable materials to reduce the use of petroleum-based plastics in the filtration industry. This project aims to design, manufacture and characterise biodegradable based membrane for filtration applications. The project involved the design and production of biodegradable materials and testing their performance for filtration.