Synthesis of novel nanoparticle embedded biohybrid hydrogels for self-healing bandages
Venkateswar Rao (presenting author); other authors: Sohini Sengupta, Fajer A. Almanea, Soubantika Palchoudhury (faculty advisor)
Hydrogels offer a unique material platform for realizing new therapeutic wound healingsubstances such as bandages. They are hydrophilic and consist of three dimensional polymericnetwork that can retain water within their pores while maintaining the structural integrity. A newpolyhydroxymethacrylate (pHEMA) hydrogel modified with various therapeutic metal oxidenanoparticles is reported in this project. The nanoparticles including polymer coated iron oxideand zinc oxides are synthesized via a modified polyol approach. A detailed materialcharacterization of the biohybrid pHEMA hydrogels is conducted via a combination of x-raydiffraction, dynamic light scattering, and scanning electron microscopy to investigate thestructure-property relation of the hydrogels for application in wound dressing.
Primary Advisor's Department
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Stander Symposium, School of Engineering
Institutional Learning Goals
"Synthesis of novel nanoparticle embedded biohybrid hydrogels for self-healing bandages" (2023). Stander Symposium Projects. 3248.