Novel Biopolymer Hydrogels for Understanding Complex Soft Tissue Biomechanics

FAU own research funding: EFI / IZKF / EAM ...

Start date : 01.04.2019

End date : 31.03.2021

Extension date: 31.03.2022


Project details

Short description

This project involves manufacturing biopolymer hydrogels and cataloguing their mechanical properties. They serve as replacement materials in order to understand and model the highly-complex behaviour of soft biological tissue. The aim is to generate a catalogue of replacement materials for various soft tissue that links the specific characteristics of their mechanical responses with the relevant modelling approach. This catalogue could make the process of selecting suitable materials for 3D printing of artificial organs or generating suitable models for prognostic simulations considerably easier in the future.


Contributing FAU Organisations:

Research Areas