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.