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Chemistry Department Seminar

Thursday, February 20, 2020

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Xiaoxia Zhu, University of Montreal


"Title: Polymeric Biomaterials Made with Green Chemistry Approaches"

Abstract: To improve the biocompatibility and bioacceptance of polymers used for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications, we have used natural biological compounds in the design and preparation of a variety of new polymers for use as biomaterials. These polymers include self-healing hydrogels, drug delivery systems, dental resins and degradable elastomers with shape-memory properties. We also adopt green chemistry approaches in the synthesis of degradable polyesters using immobilized enzymes as catalysts. Bibliography: Julian Zhu is a professor of chemistry at Université de Montréal. He holds a Canada Research Chair in polymeric biomaterials. His team works on the research and development of new polymers for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. He is a co-author of over 270 scientific publications and several patents. He also received the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada.

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