The group's research covers a wide variety of material and supramolecular chemistry.
They are involved in several gels related projects:
- Anti-adhesion gels for surgery
- Medical Adhesives
- Gel Actuators
A common issue in all these materials is the fragility of the gels.
Three ways of increasing toughness
- Increased elasticity
• design of network, very long chains and low crosslink level
- Increased stiffness
- Crack stopping
• crazing or drawing – however both are irreversible
• composite structure – hard to achieve in a gel on the right scale – reduces elasticity
• self healing
We welcome inquiries about our work and potential positions within our group.
Contact Stephen Moratti