Responsive Adhesion and Adhesives in Wet Environments

We aim to develop versatile approaches for the fabrication of multicomponent and multifunctional adhesive materials, which are sticky on demand to a variety of biologically relevant wet surfaces and more generally to surfaces in wet environments. The adhesion properties of developed materials are evaluated using AFM colloidal probe techniques and probe tack testing.

Selected key publications: Macromolecules 2014, 47, 8377-8385; Langmuir 2012, 28, 16444-16454; Journal of Material Chemistry 2012, 22, 19390-19401; Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 5907-5914