Polymeric actuators

Contact: Dr. L. Ionov

We are interested in engineering of functional polymer thin films which are able to reversibly fold and form different 3D objects in response to change of environmental conditions. The primary goal is to use self-rolled tubes and self-folding capsules for encapsulation of cells, design of scaffolds for tissue engineering. asdasdasd


Zhang, Y.; Ionov, L.
Reversibly crosslinkable thermoresponsive self-folding hydrogel films  more
Langmuir 2015, 31, 4552−4557.

Stroganov, V.; Al-Hussein, M.; Sommer, J.U.; Janke, A.; Zakharchenko, S.; Ionov, L.
Reversible thermosensitive biodegradable polymeric actuators based on confined crystallization more
Nano Letters 2015, 15 (3), 1786–1790.

Liu, F.; Jiang, S.; Ionov, L.; Agarwal, S.
Thermophilic films and fibers from photo cross-linkable UCST-type polymers more
Polymer Chemistry 2015, 6, 2769–2776.

Zakharchenko, S.; Ionov, L.
Anisotropic liquid microcapsules from biomimetic self-folding polymer films more
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015, DOI: 10.1021/am505755j.

Ionov, L
Hydrogel-based actuators: possibilities and limitations more
Materials Today 2014, 17(10), 494-503.

Stroganov, V.; Zakharchenko, S.; Sperling, E.; Meyer, A.K.; Schmidt, O.G; Ionov, L
Biodegradable self-folding polymer films with controlled thermo-triggered folding more
Advanced Functional Materials 2014, 24(27), 4357–4363.

Zhang, Y.; Ionov, L.
Actuating Porous Polyimide Films more
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6 (13), 10072–10077.

Magdanz, V.; Stoychey, G.; Ionov, L.; Sanchez, S.; Schmidt, O.
Stimuli-Responsive Microjets with Reconfigurable Shape more
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 126 (10), 2014, 271-2715.

Ionov, L.
Biomimetic hydrogel-based actuating systems more
Advanced Functional Materials 23, 2013, 4555–4570.

Zakharchenko, S.; Puretskiy, N.; Stoychev, G.; Waurisch, C.; Hickey, S.G.; Eychmüller, A.; Sommer, J.U.; Ionov, L.
Stimuli-responsive hierarchically self-assembled 3D porous polymer-based structures with aligned pores  more
Journal of Materials Chemistry B (1) 2013, 1786-1793.

Ionov, L.; Zakharchenko, S.; Stoychev, G.
Soft Microorigami: Stimuli-responsive Self-folding Polymer Films  more
Advances in Science and Technology (77) 2013, 348-353.

Ionov, L.
3D Microfabrication using stimuli-responsive self-folding polymer films  more
Polymer Reviews (53) 2013, 92-107 .

Stoychev, G.; Turcaud, S.; Dunlop, J.; Ionov, L.
Hierarchical multi-step folding of polymer bilayers more
Advanced Functional Materials (23) 2013, 2295.

Stoychev, G.; Zakharchenko, S.; Turcaud, S.; Dunlop, J.; Ionov, L. 
Shape programmed folding of stimuli-responsive polymer bilayers more
ACS Nano 6 (5) (2012), 3925–3934.

Ionov, L.; 
Biomimetic 3D self-assembling biomicroconstructs by spontaneous deformation of thin polymer films more
Journal of Materials Chemistry (2012), 22, 19366–19375.

Ionov, L.
Soft microorigami: self-folding polymer films more
Soft Matter (2011) 6786–6791.  

Zakharchenko, S.; Sperling, E.; Ionov, L.
Fully biodegradable self-rolled polymer tubes: a candidate for tissue engineering scaffolds more
Biomacromolecules 12 (6) (2011)  2211–2215.

Stoychev, G.; Puretskiy, N.;  Ionov, L.
Self-folding all-polymer thermoresponsive microcapsules more
Soft Matter (2011) 3277-3279

Zakharchenko, S.; Puretskiy, N.; Stoychev, G.; Stamm, M.; Ionov, L.
Temperature controlled encapsulation and release using partially biodegradable thermo-magneto-sensitive self-rolling tubes more
Soft Matter 6 (2010) 2633-2636