cfaed Seminar Series

Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez , Center/Department of Physics, University of Minho, Portugal

Smart and functional polymer based materials for environmental, biomedical and energy applications

07.04.2016 (Thursday) , 13:00 - 14:00
Seminar Room 115 (HAL) , Hallwachsstr. 3 , 01187 Dresden

Smart and functional polymers and polymer composites offer large
application potential in areas such as sensors and actuators, energy
generation and storage, filtration membranes and biomedical applications,
among others. The successful development of applications rely both in the
ability to proper tailor polymer properties, including microstructure,
crystallinity and phase, and/or in the suitable choice of micro and nanofillers.
An overview of the main challenges, strategies and results in the
development of specific materials will be shown, together with some of their
most interesting applications.


S. Lanceros-Mendez graduated in physics at the University of the Basque
Country, Leioa, Spain. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of
Physics of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany. He was
Research Scholar at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA and
visiting scientist at the, Pennsylvania State University, USA and
University of Potsdam. He is Associate Professor at the Physics
Department of the University of Minho, Portugal and principal
investigator at the BCMaterials –Basque Center for Materials,
Applications and Nanostructures, Spain. From 2012 to 2014 he was also
Associate Researcher at the INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology
Laboratory. His work is focused in the area of polymer based smart and
functional materials for sensors and actuators, energy and biomedical
applications.s. A 3D cell culture model which mimics the in vivo model. A
monodisperse polymeric nanoparticle synthesis protocol using

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