Advanced PolyMat

The research group Advanced Polymer Materials & Surfaces conducts research in the areas of:

  1. Bioactive and stimuli-responsive hydrogels from natural and synthetic polymers for biomedical applications;
  2. Polymer membranes with improved radiation and thermal/mechanical resistance for applications in space environment; 
  3. Polymer/hydrogel materials for radiation shielding applications;
  4. Thermal analysis of polymer materials and polymer-matrix composites (PMC) by differential scanning calorimetry;
  5. Analysis of surface wettability and surface energy of materials by optical tensiometry;
  6. Engineering of biosensing surfaces using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

The laboratory is equipped with the following equipment: setup for polymer synthesis by controlled polymerization under inert atmosphere, electrospinning setup, optical tensiometer DataPhysics OCA 15 PRO, optical microscope Leica DMLP, differential scanning calorimeter PerkinElmer DSC 8500, potentiostat/galvanostat Gamry Reference 600 with VistaShield Faraday cage.

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