Research

Drug / Small Molecule Release

  • Slow / sustained release

Electrically Active Materials

  • Conductive materials
  • Materials responsive to redox reactions
  • Energy storage / movement

Materials at the interface of biology and organic materials

  • Biological interactions of nanocellulose
  • Temperature / chemical responsiveness
  • Implantable materials
  • Wound healing scaffolds, anti-bacterial / anti-fungal drugs and scaffolds
  • Cell growth scaffolds / substrates

Metal / Organic Hybrids

  • Alloying
  • Sacrificial scaffolds

Nanocellulose

  • New sources of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and cellulose nanofibers (CNFs)
  • Characterization methods and detection methods
  • Novel nanocomposites

Polymer Optical Fibers

  • Polymer Optical Fibers

Polymer Systems

  • Modification of traditional polymers
  • New mixing / compositing methods
  • In situ polymerizations

Responsive Systems (Smart Materials)

  • Photo reactive systems and materials
  • Temperature / chemical responsiveness

Supramolecular Materials

  • Combining non-covalent and covalent interactions
  • Novel supramolecular polymer systems