27.10.2016 | List of News

Inspired by nature

A new Royal Society of Chemistry book on bio-inspired polymers edited by Adolphe Merkle Institute Prof. Nico Bruns and his University of Fribourg colleague Prof. Andreas Kilbinger has been released. “Bio-inspired Polymers” aims to show how naturally occurring polymers, such as polysaccharides, proteins and DNA – all key aspects of life - are inciting scientists to design new polymeric materials with specific functions, for example, responsive, adaptive and self-healing materials.

Bio-inspired Polymers covers all aspects of the subject, ranging from the synthesis of novel polymers, to structure-property relationships, materials with advanced properties and applications of bio-inspired polymers in fields such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, optical materials and lightweight structural materials.

Written and edited by leading experts on the topic, the book provides a comprehensive review and essential graduate level text on bio-inspired polymers for biochemists, materials scientists and chemists working in both industry and academia.

The book also includes contributions from other Adolphe Merkle Institute staff including Prof. Christoph Weder, Dr. Dafni Moatsou, Prof. Ullrich Steiner, Dr. Jose V. Araujo, Omar Rifaie-Graham and Edward Apebende.

Bruns, Nico, and Andreas F M Kilbinger, eds. Bio-Inspired Polymers. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016. DOI:10.1039/9781782626664

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