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Metal-Organic Insertion/Light Initiated Radical (MILRad) Polymerization

Thermoplastic elastomers are the most important and widely used polymeric materials to date. We are exploring novel synthetic pathways to afford a more practical and easier access to functionalized and specialized thermoplastics. This research effort involves the investigation of the photoactivation of metal organic catalysts with a variety of monomers also in combination with other […]

Hydrogel Biomaterials

Biocompatible materials with tailored functions, biological responses and mechanical properties are investigated. The project involves the investigation of novel polymeric building blocks that are combined with self-assembled materials.

Nanosponge Technology and Nanoparticle Expansion

Nanoparticles are important building blocks towards the development of nanomedical approaches to treat cardiovascular disease and to target areas of inflammation to release suitable therapeutics. Our long standing effort in this area has led us to develop the second generation of nanosponge materials in a more effective synthetic pathway. Photoactivation of crosslinking units in nanonetworks […]