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3rd International Conference on Material Science & Nanotechnology

Ester Váquez


The synthesis of different hydrophilic polymeric networks, by in situ radical polymerization in the presence of graphene derivatives, gives rise to three-dimensional nanocomposite soft structures. The role of the nanomaterial within the polymer network is primarily intended for the reinforcing (i.e., increasing the stiffness and toughness). However, we have shown that the presence of graphene can also enhance features such as biocompatibility and sensing, giving rise to truly hybrid composites. In this talk we will discuss the development of these polymeric networks as smart soft materials that emulate the mechanical properties of living tissues, as well as their ability to self-heal. In addition, their response to different stimuli, such as electric and magnetic fields, and the possibility of preparation following 3D printing methodologies, paves the way for applications in two large and currently highly relevant fields: tissue engineering and drug delivery.

Published on: October 20, 2022
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2022-suppl1
Citation: 3rd International Conference on Material Science & Nanotechnology. NanoWorld J 8(Suppl 1): S1-S86.

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