Special Issue "Advances in Multifunctional Tough Hydrogels"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 2722
Interests: tough hydrogels; medical device; tissue engineering; drug-delivery; injectable hydrogels
Interests: sensors; hydrogels; polymer gels; polymer network; soft robotics
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The recent advances in fabrication of hydrogels with novel architectures and multi-dimensional attributes such as self-recovery, adhesiveness, conductivity, sensing, biostability, and many more offer great potential in the field of biomedical engineering. Several architectural topologies, such as double-network hydrogels, hybrid-ionic gels, nanocomposite gels, and dynamic crosslinked gels, have been introduced over the last two decades to surpass the poor mechanical properties of conventional hydrogels.
Integrating such multifunctional tough hydrogels with advanced manufacturing techniques has provided opportunities in the fabrication of medical devices that never existed before, including implantable devices, engineered tissue, medical wearables, soft electrodes and bioelectronics, artificial organs, soft actuators, rapid diagnostics, and platforms for drug discovery and disease studies.
The Special Issue of “Advances in Multifunctional Tough Hydrogels for Medical Devices” emphasizes new synthetic hydrogels and their associated advanced fabrication techniques for engineering medical devices. The key topics of this Special Issue will include but are not limited to enhancement of biochemical, mechanical, electrical, architectural, biophysical, and other properties of tough hydrogels required for medical devices; advanced manufacturing and fabrication of multifunctional tough hydrogels; theoretical fundamentals of tough hydrogels for artificial muscles and implantable devices; functional tough hydrogels in wearable medical gadgets; and tough hydrogels for biosensors and bioelectronics.
We look forward to receiving your contributions to this Special Issue.
Dr. Farshad Oveissi
Dr. Sina Naficy
Manuscript Submission Information
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- tough hydrogels
- medical devices
- conductive tough hydrogels
- biosensor gels
- tough gels for artificial muscles
- tissue engineering
- biomedical engineering