Title: Polymer/inorganic Nanohybrids in Biomedical Applications: From Nanoparticle-Based Therapeutics to 3D-Printed Soft Robots

Speaker:  Ruirui Qiao, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Abstract: Metal based inorganic nanoparticles have received great attention owing to their potential applications in biomedical field. Engineering of inorganic nanoparticles with polymer coatings lead to the reaction of polymer/inorganic nanohybrids with improved biocompatibility and functionality. The current talk focuses on the engineering of various type of inorganic nanoparticles using polymers synthesised through reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerisation method, with a specific focus on magnetic nanoparticles and liquid metal nanoparticles. These advanced polymer-coated inorganic nanoparticles can be used as imaging probes for disease diagnosis and gene delivery agents for therapeutic purposes, benefitting from the versatile designs of RAFT polymers. Additionally, I will discuss our recent research on 3D-printed liquid metal polymer composites, showcasing their applications as near-infrared (NIR)-responsive 4D printing soft robots.

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