Title : Injectable and moldable hydrogels with high mechanical strength
Traditional injectable hydrogels made of chitosan have relative smaller tensile strength lower elasticity compared to highly stretchable elastomers. This work focuses on the development of a new hydrogel based on a recently discovered tough hydrogel. This new type of hydrogel serve as a remarkable injectable and moldable hydrogel material for with high elasticity and durability.
Audience take away:
Explain how the audience will be able to use what they learn? The audience will learn how a new type of hydrogel can be made and potential applications of this type of hydrogels.
How will this help the audience in their job? Is this research that other faculty could use to expand their research or teaching? Does this provide a practical solution to a problem that could simplify or make a designer’s job more efficient? Will it improve the accuracy of a design, or provide new information to assist in a design problem? List all other benefits. The technology may have a wide applications in industry. It will expand their research. It is likely to solve issued related to low mechanical strength of their materials.