Research

Research

Polymer Synthesis
The final application of any polymeric material depends on the individual structures of the polymer chains. The main focus within the area of Polymer Synthesis in CAMD is the development and exploitation of polymerization methodologies that enable us to accurately control the structure and architecture of polymer chains. .. Link to research themes
Advanced Materials
Polymers are important building blocks of a range of advanced materials – this includes both purely polymeric materials but also hybrid materials of polymers and organic/inorganic materials such as for example graphene. This area of research also includes synthesis of “smart” polymers (stimuli responsive polymers) as well as polymeric nano-objects of various non-spherical shapes. .. Link to research themes
Polymers for Health
The area of biomedical engineering has a strong need for new polymers for fine-tuning of the interface between synthetic materials and the biological environment. Using a range of synthetic tools, polymers are tailored to suit different applications in the areas of for example nanoparticles for drug delivery and imaging, as well as grafting of polymers from various surfaces to adjust their biocompatibility. .. Link to research themes
Energy/Environment
A number of research themes are focused on energy/environment, including projects as diverse as development of environmentally friendly aqueous coatings, hybrid inorganic/ organic nanomaterials for hydrogen storage, synthesis of various types of emulsions using carbon dioxide, and environmentally friendly synthesis of polybenzimidazoles for use in the in the energy storage and transfer realms... Link to research themes