Mg.sc.ing. Irina Sevastjanova

Education

1976 - Master of science in chemical engineering (Mg.sc.ing.), chemical technology; Riga Polytechnic Institute (now Riga Technical University)

Research Interests and Expertise

Scientific development of rigid polyurethane foam formulations, determination and evaluation of foaming properties and other technical aspects related to the production of polyurethane materials.

Significant Projects

2018-2021 - M-ERA.Net 2 - Development of Biobased Cryogenic Insulation Modified with Nanocrystalline Cellulose (Bio4Cryo) (Nr.1.1.1.5/ERANET/18/03), research assistant

2018-2020 - European Space Agency - Light Weight Polyurethane Insulation for the Bulkhead of Ariane Rocket, Produced with the Next Generation Blowing Agents and Environmentally Friendly Catalysts (CRYOFOAMS-LW) (Nr.4000124200/18/NL/SC), research assistant

2017-2019 - ERDF - Rigid polyurethane/polyisocyanurate foam thermal insulation material reinforced with nano/micro size cellulose (Nr.1.1.1.1/16/A/031), research assistant

2015-2017 - Eiropean Space Agency - Rigid Polyurethane Foams for External Tank Insulation for Launcher Upper Stages (CRYOFOAMS) (Nr.400011453/15/NL/NDe), research assistant

2014-2017 - National Research Programme - Forest and earth entrails resources: research and sustainable utilization – new products and technologies (ResProd), project No. 3 Biomaterials and products from forest resources with versatile applicability, activity Polyurethane coatings with decreased flammability have been developed on the basis of phosphorus-containing polyols, synthesised on the basis of renewable raw materials, for wood protection, research assistant

2014-2015 - ERDF - Development of innovative polyols and polyol systems from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) flakes and renewable raw materials (Nr.2014/0043/2DP/2.1.1.1.0/14/APIA/VIAA/063), research assistant

Significant Publications

  1. Yakushin, V., Abolins, A., Vilsone, D., Sevastyanova, I. Polyurethane coatings based on linseed oil phosphate ester polyols with intumescent flame retardants. - Fire and Materials, 2019, 43-1, 92-100 (Doi: 10.1002/fam.2672).
  2. Yakushin, V., Misane, M., Bikovens, O., Vilsone, D., Sevastyanova, I. Synthesis of trimethylolpropane esters of tall oil fatty acids and properties of polyurethane coatings on their basis. - Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, 2016, 13-2, 317-324 (Doi: 10.1007/s11998-015-9747-3).
  3. Yakushin, V., Cabulis, U., Sevastyanova, I., Effect of Filler Type on the Properties of Rigid Polyurethane Foams at a Cryogenic Temperature. - Mechanics of Composite Materials, 2015, 51-4, 447-454 (Doi: 10.1007/s11029-015-9516-5).
  4. Cabulis, U., Sevastyanova, I., Andersons, J., Beverte, I. Rapeseed oil-based rigid polyisocyanurate foams modified with nanoparticles of various type. - Polimery/Polymers, 2014, 59-3, 207-212 (Doi: 10.14314/polimery.2014.207).