Biomedical applications

Another promising avenue is exploring aerogels and sol-gel materials for biomedical applications. Our ongoing activities involve biopolymer aerogels, such as chitosan, cellulose, and alginate. Collaborations with D-HEST (ETHZ), TUHH (Germany), and USC (Spain) focus on cellulose and alginate aerogels for drug loading and delivery, cell culture, and antibacterial applications.
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Dr. Shanyu Zhao
Group leader in Functional Aerogel Materials Group

Phone: +41 58 765 4244