Mg.chem. Laimonis Deme

Education

1976 - Master of science in chemistry (Mg.chem.), chemistry; University of Latvia, Faculty of Chemistry

Research Interests and Expertise

The scaling up of polyol and polyurethane production 

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

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

2015-2017 - European Space Agency - Rigid Polyurethane Foams for External Tank Insulation for Launcher Upper Stages (CRYOFOAMS) (Nr.400011453/15/NL/NDe), 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. Fridrihsone-Girone, A., Stirna, U., Misane, M., Lazdiņa, B., Deme, L. Spray-applied 100% volatile organic compounds free two component polyurethane coatings based on rapeseed oil polyols. - Progress in Organic Coatings, 2016, 94, 90-97 (Doi: 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2015.11.022).
  2. Yakushin, V., Stirna, U., Bel'Kova, L., Deme, L., Sevastyanova, I. Properties of rigid polyurethane foams filled with milled carbon fibers. - Mechanics of Composite Materials, 2011, 46-6, 679-688 (Doi: 10.1007/s11029-011-9181-2).
  3. Yakushin, V., Stirna, U., Sevastyanova, I., Deme, L., Zeltiņš, V. Properties of sprayed polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams obtained from vegetable oil polyols. – Medziagotyra, 2008, 14-4, 333-336 (ISSN: 13921320).