NanoSeminar Series 2016 in Dresden University

Monday, 4 April, 2016

Prof. Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez from the Department of Physics of University of Minho and BCMaterials member will talk about “Smart and functional polymer based materials for environmental, biomedical and energy applications” on thursday, 7th of april in the Seminar Room 115, Hallwachsstr. 3 (HAL) of Dresden University (Technische Universität Drescen).
The speach will be at 13:00 and it will last an hour. Abstract:
Smart and functional polymers and polymer composites offer large application potential in areas such as sensors and actuators, energy generation and storage, filtration membranes and biomedical applications, among others. The successful development of applications rely both in the ability to proper tailor polymer properties, including microstructure, crystallinity and phase, and/or in the suitable choice of micro and nanofillers.
An overview of the main challenges, strategies and results in the development of specific materials will be shown, together with some of their most interesting applications.
Senentxu-Lanceros-300x300 (1)Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez graduated in physics at the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Physics of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany. He was
Research Scholar at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA and visiting scientist at the, Pennsylvania State University, USA and University of Potsdam. He is Associate Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Minho, Portugal and principal investigator at the BCMaterials –Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Spain. From 2012 to 2014 he was also Associate Researcher at the INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory. His work is focused in the area of polymer based smart and functional materials for sensors and actuators, energy and biomedical applications.s. A 3D cell culture model which mimics the in vivo model. A monodisperse polymeric nanoparticle synthesis protocol using microreactor.