Webinar on grand challenges of multifunctional materials
Research from the Institute of Biomaterial Science on the design of multifunctional materials will be featured in a Physics World webinar on Monday 17th June 2019, 15:30 CEST.
Multifunctional materials are any material or material-based system that has been designed to perform multiple tasks through judicious combinations of functions. Functions are capabilities such as degradability, the ability to release of a drug in a controlled way, to maintain the structure of the material, or even the ability to provide instructions to cells.
The webinar was co-chaired by Prof. Andreas Lendlein, head of the Institute for Biomaterial Science, and Prof. Richard Trask, Professor of Advanced Materials at the University of Bristol. Prof. Lendlein gave a presentation describing the relationships between functions in multifunctional materials, especially when not all functions should be activated at the same time.
The other presentations were given by Prof. Leif Asp, who exemplified the topic with a battery made from multifunctional materials, and Prof. Jerry Qi who discussed additive manufacturing with multiple materials for 4d printing. The presentations were followed by a 25 minute Q&A section.
To the blog about the webinar