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ダニエル・ルドルフ・キング助教 (KING Daniel R.)

研究室
ソフト&ウェットマター研究室
研究テーマ
Developing Composite Hydrogels to Enable Advanced Functional Materials
研究キーワード

Composites, Tough Hydrogels, Adhesion, Friction, Fracture, Biomimicry

研究内容

The goal of my research is to develop hydrogel composite materials which look and feel like traditional gels, but exhibit an enhanced range of functions. We also are interested in the inverse problem: can we give materials which are vastly different from hydrogels (stiff, dry, metallic, or ceramic) gel-like properties? By creating hydrogel composites, we have a platform for solving both of these problems. Our laboratory works on pioneering research across the entire spectrum of science, from chemical synthesis and fabrication, to mechanical and physical characterization, to practical application. Our ultimate goal of developing these materials is for real-life applications, ranging from synthetic biomaterials such as ligaments or cartilage, to materials for bulletproof, puncture-resistant, and fire-proof clothing.

担当学部・大学院

メッセージ

Studying at Hokkaido University provides an incredible opportunity to learn about science in a truly international community. In our laboratory we perform research which fit into a wide range of fields, including Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science, Physics, and Mechanical Engineering. If you are interested in performing cutting-edge research, while having an opportunity to put your English skills to practical use, feel free to contact me!

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