Seminar on Bioinspired Polyelectrolyte Materials

Prof. Marleen Kamperman from Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials University of Groningen (The Netherlands) will give a talk while visiting Aalto University and attending as the opponent on doctoral thesis defence of M.Sc. Amanda Eklund.
Marleen Kamperman

Welcome to join us for a research seminar by Professor Marleen Kamperman from Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. 

Title of the talk: BioinspiredPolyelectrolyte Materials: A Complex (Coacervate) Affair

Host: Prof. Olli Ikkala, Department of Applied Physics

Prof. dr. Marleen Kamperman received her PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. From 2008 to 2010, she was a postdoctoral researcher at INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany. She started her group ‘Bioinspired Functional Polymers’ as Assistant Professor at Wageningen University in the Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter department in September 2010. In 2014, she was a visiting professor in the Soft Matter Sciences and Engineering Laboratory at ESPCI ParisTech, Paris, France. In 2018 she was appointed Full Professor in Polymer Science at the University of Groningen. Her group is positioned at the interface of chemistry, biology and physics and is interested in the biologically inspired processing and synthesis of polymeric materials. She is fascinated by the emerging understanding that liquid coacervate phases are crucial in the processing of many different biological material systems. Her group pioneered the design of complex coacervate-based adhesives that solidify upon specific environmental triggers.

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