BackUniversity of Toronto - Smart Adaptive Polymers and Composites Laboratory
c/o Hani E. Naguib
5 King’s College Road
Phone: (416) 978 3040
Assets And Services
Smart and adaptive materials are emerging class of materials that possess unique properties and multi-functionality, including the ability to sense and respond to different stimuli, such as electrical, magnetic, mechanical, thermal, optical, and biological, in a prescribed fashion. Our lab focuses on Active and Biobased Polymers and Composites.
Research in active polymers designs and evaluates active materials and composites such as conductive polymers, piezoelectrics, dielectrics, shape memory polymers used as flexible substrates for sensors, actuators, capacitors in energy and biomedical sectors. Research is done in biopolymers for the production of new materials comprised of bio blends such as PLGA, PCL, PLA/PHA, and biocomposites such as Chitosan, HA, Nanocalys, Lignin. Research is done in polymer composites for additive manufacturing, electrospinning, fiber spinning, nanostructures and nanofibers of polymer and composites.