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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Associate Professor Guihua Yu
MEMS Seminar Series Presents: Multifunctional Hydrogels for Sustainable Energy and Environment
Virtual ZOOM Seminar: https://duke.zoom.us/j/9088262425
Hydrogels are highly cross-linked networks of polymers saturated with water. Conventional hydrogels have found significant applications in biomedical fields such as tissue engineering and drug delivery, owing to their stimuli responsiveness and biocompatibility. We have recently developed a novel class of 'energy hydrogels' based on versatile gelation chemistries with highly tunable molecular building blocks and rational integration with micro-/nano-structured materials, to achieve a number of appealing functionalities that enable them as an emerging material platform for advanced energy and environmental technologies.