The Soft/Bio-Materials Group is headed by Prof. Leonid Ionov. Our research focuses on the polymers and materials science. The research themes include polymeric actuators, fibers, hydrogels, films,  biomaterials as well as materials for energy storage.

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You are welcome to read our recent reviews!

Ionov, L. Polymeric actuators Langmuir 2015, 31, 5015–5024. DOI: 10.1021/la503407z

Ionov, L. Hydrogel-based actuators: possibilities and limitations Materials Today 2014, 17(10), 494-503.  doi:10.1016/j.mattod.2014.07.002

Ionov, L. Biomimetic hydrogel-based actuating systems Advanced Functional Materials 2013 23 (36), 4555–4570. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201203692

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