Assembly, Processing and Additive Manufacturing
Assembly has played a key role in the development of the polymer industry. Research in this area is inspired by Nature to extract the basic principles and then develop materials with functionalities that are not attainable by the current polymers.
Current efforts include a variety of processing and self-assembly methods of new polymers such as of aromatic oligomers, supramolecular polymers, organic gels, nucleic acid oligomers or understanding film formation from polymer colloids.
Our efforts in additive manufacturing include advanced polymer 3D printing technologies such as fused filament fabrication, stereolithography, bioprinting or electrospinning. Our efforts in additive manufacturing are supported by synthetic, rheological, theoretical and applied research.