This project aims to study self-organising materials that are able to adapt their structure and associated properties in response to a changing environment. Inspired by the organization of bacterial communities, we aim to develop self-organising, adaptive and self-healing materials that can be further used, for instance, in sensing or drug delivery.
Current Researchers: Yiting He, Ghaya Ibrahim
Past researchers: Ayomi Perera, Victor Francia
- A.S. Perera and M.-O. Coppens, 2019, Re-designing materials for biomedical applications: From biomimicry to nature-inspired chemical engineering. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A. 377(2138). Special Issue on Bioinspired materials and surfaces for green science and technology. DOI:10.1098/rsta.2018.0268 [Link]
- Y. Huang, I. Krumanocker, and M.-O. Coppens, 2012, Fractal Self-Organization of Bacteria-Inspired Agents, Fractals, 20 (2), 179.
- A. G. Denkova, P. H. H. Bomans, M.-O. Coppens, N. A. J. M. Sommerdijk, and E. Mendes, 2011, Complex morphologies of self-assembled block copolymer micelles in binary solvent mixtures: the role of solvent-solvent correlations, Soft Matter, 7, 6622. [Link]
- A.G. Denkova, E. Mendes, and M.-O. Coppens, 2010, Non-equilibrium dynamics of block copolymer micelles in solution: Recent insights and open questions, Soft Matter, 6, 2351. [Link]
- A.G. Denkova, E. Mendes, and M.-O. Coppens, 2009, Non-equilibrium dynamics of block copolymer micelles in solution: recent insights and open questions, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113 (4), 989. [Link]