Video 1: Stimuli-Responsive Polymers
A series of lectures featuring materials sciences expert Professor Rigoberto Advincula of Case Western Reserve University! With considerable expertise in the design, synthesis and characterization of new polymers and nanoscale materials, Prof. Advincula has designed a series of lectures in order to share the latest developments in nanomaterials research in a variety of applications and fields. Polymers capable of responding to field or gradient effects that include temperature, pH, light, pressure, etc. are considered to be stimuli responsive where the change can be reversible or irreversible. The resulting property give the polymer or the material the capability to be adaptable, self-healing and can assume unusual properties usually observed only in nature. For example, self-healing polymers or electrochromic systems are considered to be responsive polymers. This talk gives an overview of these materials systems and how they may find practical applications in fluids, coatings, parts, etc. About Prof. Rigoberto Advincula Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Director of the Petro Case Consortium, is recognized industry-wide as an expert regarding polymer and materials challenges of the oil-gas industry. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and is the recipient of numerous awards including Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Herman Mark Scholar Award of the Polymer Division, and Humboldt Fellow.