Projects per year
The construction of precise soft matter nanostructures in solution presents a challenge. A key focus remains on the rational design of functionalities to achieve the high morphological complexity typically found in biological systems. Advances in controlled polymerizations and self-assembly increasingly allow approaches toward complex hierarchical nanomaterials. By combining tailor-made cylindrical polymer brushes, block copolymers and interpolyelectrolyte complexation-driven self-assembly, we demonstrate a facile construction of uniformly compartmentalized and topographically structured polymeric nanowires in aqueous media. The approach offers a modular avenue in programming the internal morphology of polymer nanowires by varying the block copolymer composition and topology.
HYBER: The Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence in Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials research (2014-2019)
01/01/2017 → 30/06/2020
Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding
Pelras, T., Mahon, C. S., Nonappa, N., Ikkala, O., Gröschel, A. H., & Müllner, M. (2018). Polymer Nanowires with Highly Precise Internal Morphology and Topography. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140, 12736–12740. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b08870