Research Group Leader : Dr Laetitia Mespouille
Secretariat : +32(0)188.8.131.52
Dr. Laetitia Mespouille has a 10 years well-recognized expertise in smart hydrogels preparation and characterizations through various synthetic approaches. She has gained experiences in smart hydrogels by developing skills in macromolecular engineering (ROP, ATRP, RAFT), Click coupling reactions and polymer biomaterials design. The main researched properties are biocompatibility, strengthening though self-assembly, environmental-sensitiveness and post-modification through orthogonal synthetic processes. Recent focus points are devoted to new injectable doubly crosslinked biomaterials, microstructured hydrogels, surface coating of biomaterials, prosthesis construction through additive techniques, smart coating for cell growth and polymer vector for targeted therapy.
She is one of the group leader in the LPCM, a 20 years-old laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art polymer synthesis facilities, major techniques for polymer characterization, along with a platform for the characterization of mechanical/thermal properties of soft materials.
- Smart hydrogels
- Polymer vectors
- DX gels
- Functional aliphatic polycarbonates
- Smart coating for metal alloy
- Biodegradable prosthesis