- Research Areas
In order to develop the materials needed to meet the challenges in energy, electronics, health care and sustainability, new complex systems should be developed through processing, hierarchical assembly and interaction with other materials (biological, inorganic) of precisely designed macromolecules. This requires new knowledge about assembling, interaction with other materials, new processing methods, and high performance characterization methods, but the single most important challenge is to be able to tailor-make the polymers, namely, to achieve a precise control of both the chemical composition distribution (functionality) and the architecture of the polymer chains. This use-inspired research is complemented with theory and simulations. Applications in energy, waterborne dispersed polymers, tuneable and stimuli responsive membranes and polymer for biomedical applications are explored.