Soft Matter Micro- and Nanoengineering
We research the manipulation of soft matter on the micro- and nanoscale. We engineer both synthetic materials, such as polymers, synthetic gels, and granular materials, and biological and bioderived materials, such as DNA, silk, and living cells. Soft matter structures, including biohybrid structures that integrate synthetic and biological matter, are investigated to study biological phenomena, to form biosensors or to create novel therapeutic formats.
Current research topics
polymers, thiol-ene, OSTE, PDMS, gel, PEGDA, alginate, silk, spider silk, DNA, PVA, cells, cell microencapsulation, microscaffold, nanoparticles, cell therapy, Rolling Circle Amplification, RCA, bioelectronics, biohybrid structures.
Faculty working within the research topic soft matter micro- and nanosystems: