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Multi-functional Shape-Memory Polymers & Triple-Shape Polymers
Prof. Andreas Lendlein & Dr Marc Behl
Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Teltow, Germany
Wed, 7 Dec 2011, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room QT809, PolyU
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Multifunctional Shape-Memory Polymers by Prof. Andreas Lendlein (30 mins)
Shape-memory Polymers are a group of polymers which can change their shape upon external stimulation such as heat, moisture, radiation or chemical environment. Multifunctional shape-memory system is developed by modification of SMP into multimaterial systems like interpenetrating polymer networks, nanocomposites, textile structure…etc. In this seminar, Prof. Lendlein will discuss about the principles and applications of multifunctional shape-memory polymers.
Triple-Shape Polymers by Dr Marc Behl (20 mins)
Traditional shape memory polymer is a two-shape polymer. The polymer switches from a temporary to their permanent shape upon stimulation. In this seminar, Dr Behl will illustrate the concept and mechanism of triple-shape polymers, that is, a polymer that can switch from a first shape to a second shape and then a third shape under stimulation.
About the Speaker
Andreas Lendlein serves as Director of Center for Biomaterial Development of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Board of Directors Member of Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Professor of University Postdam as well as Professor of Free University of Berlin and Faculty member of Charite University Medicine Berlin. Prof. Lendlein is one of the most famous researchers in the area of shape-memory polymers (SMP). His review paper (co-author with Dr Steffen Kelch) Shape-Memory Polymerwas cited over 500 times since published in 2002. Prof. Lendlein has over 100 publications in the area of SMP.
Dr Marc Behl is the head of Active Polymer unit of Center for Biomaterial Development of HZG. His research interest includes biodegradable/adjustable SMP, characterization as well as bio-medical applications of SMP.