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.

Dr. Shanyu Zhao
Group leader in Functional Aerogel Materials Group

Phone: +41 58 765 4244