May 16, 2019

iNANO auditorium, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C



Scott Phillips

Design and Preparation of Metastable Polymers for Amplified Responses in Soft Materials

Prof. Scott Phillips, Boise State University, US

Biological materials in Venus Flytraps and touch-me-nots display rapid, amplified responses that allow the plants to change rapidly on the macro scale when touched fleeting. Stimuli-responsive polymeric materials, in contrast, typically require continuous supplies of abundant signals before they change. To bridge this gap between synthetic and biological materials, we have developed two general autonomous signal amplification strategies for use in polymeric materials. Our approaches do not mimic the mechanisms or functions of biological materials, but they do impart macroscopic—and sometimes global—changes in polymeric materials when the materials are exposed to trace levels of specific signals. One of our approaches is based on a new class of self-immolative polymers that depolymerize from end to end continuously and completely in response to specific stimuli. This presentation will explore how we design and prepare new members of this class of polymers, and will illustrate examples of how these polymers may be used in the context of stimuli-responsive materials (e.g., debondable adhesives).


Informed biomaterials design: finding the blueprint
Prof. Nikolaj Gadegaard, Glasgow University

The use of natural and manmade material has influenced healthcare for centuries but their discovery has often been serendipitous. With an increasing insight to the interplay between biological systems and material as well as rapid advances in computing science we are now at the exciting position to combine all of this knowledge to have informed knowledge when choosing materials for medical applications. In this presentation, I will show the recent evolution of materials and the current models we are developing to make smarter assessment and design of new materials using nanotechnology, machine learning and super resolution microscopy.


Thomas Vosegaard

High- and low-field NMR applications in relation to food and materials

Prof. Thomas Vosegaard, Dept. Chemistry and iNANO, Aarhus University

The lecture will give examples on recent high-field NMR studies to address questions in food- and materials sciences, and we demonstrate how many of these methods may be transfered to low-field NMR instrumentation. The low-field NMR developments are illustrated by recent applications of the NMR sensor technology.




Billedresultat for Shweta Agarwala

Printed Electronics: Possibilities beyond the obvious

Ass. Prof. Shweta Agarwala, Dept . Engeneering, Aarhus University

Printed electronics and more precisely direct-write techniques promise electronics devices to be conformal, flexible, stretchable and fully integrated in to the objects. The talk will provide a landscape view of the exciting activities in the field enabling design and functionality innovation for automotive, healthcare, consumer electronics and wearable markets. However, the biggest advantage of printed electronics comes from putting circuits on unconventional substrates that promises to bridge the gap between biology and rigid electronics for medical innovation. The talk will illustrate with examples how fields of material science, electronics, biology and manufacturing are coming together to push technological advancements.





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