Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department,
Nano Research Area
- Nano-Energy & Environment
- Health & Bio-Nanotechnology
- Nano-Materials & Engineering
An integral focus of our research group is in the area of functional nanofibers These nanofibers obtained via electrospinning offer an exciting opportunity to develop materials with new and tailore properties. In this regard, group members are examining nanofibers of enzyme-modified biopolymers for drug delivery, carbonized nanofibers for new generation lithium batteries, nanofibrous structures for sensor applications, and templating nanoparticles in nanofibers via an in situ process for use in biomedical applications. Projects are also underway investigating new approaches to electrospinning including the use of associative polymers to facilitate such process, and solven-free nanofiber formation.