Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy

Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool          
The University of Liverpool is one of the centres of research, knowledge and innovation in UK. University has around 1300 leading researchers, 30000 student and 4700 of staff with annual turnover of around 130 million pounds. The Chemistry Department of the university is the largest department ranked No. 4 among all Chemistry Departments in UK. Chemistry Department is internationally known for its research in fields such as materials chemistry, medicinal chemistry, surface chemistry and nanosciences.

UoL will contribute to the project from the Department of Chemistry, group of Prof. Dr. Dmitry Shchukin. The expertise of the group of Prof. Shchukin is the layer-by-layer assembly of polyelectrolytes, encapsulation of active materials, and investigation of the release characteristics and modification of the container shell to adjust desired permeability characteristics and make the containers sensitive to the pH-changes of the environment, mechanic force, and presence of the gases in the local environment. Particular experience includes the fabrication of polymer-based containers with nonaqueous interior employing ultrasonic emulsification technique and incorporation of the nanocontainers loaded with active sensors into coatings and bulk polymer materials.

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Dmitry Shchukin


Published March 5, 2013