Climate-controllable Multi-nozzle Electrospinning Equipment Ghent University
The research group played a key role in establishing the importance of humidity and temperature during electrospinning. As to further exploit this expertise and moreover make it available to many innovative endapplications of nanofibres investment is needed in novel up-to-date technology.
ERC Professorship: PLASMATS Ghent University
In this project, I will explore the unique combination of two fascinating research themes: electrospinning and plasma technology. Electrospun nanofibrous matrices (so-called mats) are an exciting class of materials with a wide range of possible applications. Nevertheless, the development and functionalization of these electrospun materials remain very challenging tasks. Atmospheric pressure plasma technology will be utilized by my research ...
The proposal addresses bottlenecks associated with crosslinking of gelatin derivatives after
processing through electrospinning and spraydrying. Indeed, the state-of-the-art does not permit
crosslinking in solid state. Hydrogel precursors will therefore be designed with flexible, urethanebased
spacers separating the backbone from the crosslinkable moieties, which will result in a
paradigm shift towards the applicability of ...
Wound dressing Ghent University
The aim of the project is the development of a breakthrough Electrospun Hydrogel Wound dressing with extended antibacterial effect in order to create ideal wound healing conditions, limit infections and reduce the number dressing changes. From a valorisation point of view we will investigate if the proprietary technology can be extended beyond wound care to serve addition markets such as dermatology and cosmetic markets.
Electrospun cross-linked Poly(2-oxazolyne) nanofibers as smart materials in new generation airco Ghent University
We have been approached by a company that has developed a new type of air conditioner that uses up to 80% less energy and uses water instead of synthetic gases. The key of their technology relies on the use of poly(2-oxazoline)s as smart materials. However, they are facing two important issues hindering their wide success: polymer smart material stability and device size.
At UGent, we have developed key expertise to modify these ...
Enzymatic gradients in biomaterials for tissue engineering Ghent University
Biomaterial scaffolds for tissue engineering with gradients in physico-chemical properties will be created by mineralization/crosslinking by incorporating enzymes from natural tissues within hydrogel biomaterials. By combining enzyme , temperature and compositional gradients a wide range of control over the internal structure can be achieved. Such gradients will be realized by casting, bioplotting and electrospinning.