Research topics in our Division are focused on following themes:
1. Synthesis and characterization of biodegradable synthetic polymers: condensation polyesters and their copolymers.
2. Biomimetic, biopolymer-based strategies for regenerative medicine and drug delivery
3. Modification of biopolymers: chitosan, bacterial cellulose.
4. Polymer micro/nanocomposites: thermoplastic elastomers as matrices with various micro- and nanofillers.
5. Photocurable polymers: synthesis and characterization of novel elastomeric networks.
In our work we focus on the search for new raw materials, especially from renewable and non-toxic resources for the synthesis of new polymers. We study the relationship between the structure of semicrystalline polymers, polymer blends, composites and nanocomposites and their properties. We are interested in the interactions at the matrix-filler interface in composite materials and nanocomposites and material-cell interactions in avital-vital systems.
Our goal is to find a wide application of the research results in practice. Therefore, we investigate the possibility of use of new polymeric materials in medicine, environmental protection or as construction materials. Examples include biodegradable scaffolds for tissue engineering, tissue implants, biodegradable and multifunctional drug delivery systems, fertilizer coatings, composites and nanocomposites reinforced with graphene, TiO2, SiO2 or basalt fibres.