Stimuli-responsive materials based on 3D structured liquid crystalline polymer networks – Presented by Albert Schenning, Eindhoven University of Technology at the 2nd edition 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, which takes place on 1 February 2017 at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.
Stimuli-responsive materials which respond to a stimulus by changing their properties are one of the focal points in materials science. For precise responsive functional properties, 3D hierarchically structured materials are crucial. The self-assembly of liquid crystals has proven to be an extremely useful tool in the development of such materials that can for example be applied as soft actuators, responsive optical materials and tunable nanoporous materials. In my lecture, the potential of these stimuli-responsive materials in the field of sustainable energy, water and light management and health will be discussed.
About Albert Schenning
Dr. A.P.H.J. Schenning is professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His research interests center on stimuli-responsive functional organic materials and devices.
About Eindhoven University of Technology
In our SFD group we develop polymers with new functionalities and integrate them into devices to meet industrial and societal challenges in the fields of sustainable energy, water-management, healthcare & personal comfort. Our current research is divided into energy, stimuli-responsive and nanostructured materials.