Smart Polymers Lab Shines at the 2024 UNT College of Engineering Research Showcase

The 2024 UNT College of Engineering Research Showcase provided an excellent platform for our Smart Polymers Lab to exhibit our cutting-edge research. We proudly presented three posters highlighting the innovative work being conducted in our lab.

Chloe and Alessandra showcased their research on measuring the antimicrobial properties of bioactive glasses. Their study focused on the potential applications of these materials in preventing infections and enhancing the effectiveness of medical devices. The detailed analysis and promising results drew significant attention from attendees, emphasizing the critical impact of their work in the field of biomaterials.

Raj and Jack presented their research on internal shape memory sleeves, exploring how heat and moisture can be harnessed for healing. Their poster detailed the mechanisms by which these sleeves can adapt and respond to environmental changes, offering potential advancements in medical treatments and wearable technology. The practical implications of their research sparked engaging discussions and highlighted the innovative approach our lab is taking to solve real-world problems.

Finally, Praises, Marc Anthony, and Veda presented their poster on customizable thiol-clickable hydrogels for 3D cell cultures using thiol-click chemistry. Their work on developing versatile and adaptable hydrogels for cell culture applications demonstrates the forefront of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The customizable nature of these hydrogels allows for a wide range of applications, making their research a significant contribution to the field.

The presence of our lab at the showcase not only demonstrated the breadth and depth of our research and underscored our commitment to advancing biomedical engineering. Each of these projects exemplifies the innovative spirit and collaborative efforts that define our lab. We are proud of the hard work and dedication of all our researchers and look forward to continuing our contributions to the field.

Overall, the 2024 UNT College of Engineering Research Showcase was a tremendous success for our Smart Polymers Lab. We extend our gratitude to everyone who visited our posters and engaged with our researchers. Your support and interest are invaluable as we continue to push the boundaries of biomedical engineering.