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Exploring polymers for electrospinning and 3D-printing and their applications in material science and technology

Scope of the Symposium

This symposium will be focused on two types of polymer processing techniques: electrospinning and 3D-printing. One target is to explore emerging technologies in electrospinning set-ups for obtaining polymeric nanofibers and tuning their properties aiming applications in biomedical, drug delivery, enzyme immobilization, environmental, electrical and optical sensors, etc. Another target is related to developing materials for 3D-printing processing. The 3D-printing is a rapid material-manufacturing technique, being proved as a strategic way for joining materials to make objects mimicking 3D model data. Therefore, achievements in development of printable polymers with improved performance for 3D-printing remain as challenges and an opened window. This symposium will provide multidisciplinary point of views mainly in polymeric materials, involving physicists, chemistries, biologists and engineers, looking for new perspectives and future directions on electrospinning and 3D-printing of materials.

Abstracts will be solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas

  • Nanofibers surface modification
  • Polymeric nanofibers for biotechnology
  • Polymeric nanofibers for medicine, drug delivery, tissue engineering and environmental applications
  • Polymeric nanofibers as template for obtaining tridimensional structures after further chemical and physical treatments
  • Polymer rheology for electrospinning and 3D-printing
  • 3D-printing for biomedical and other applications

Invited speakers
  • Alexander Yarin
    (University of Illinois) [Confirmed]
  • Marcos Akira d'Ávila
    (UNICAMP) [Confirmed]

Symposium Organizers
  • Rosane Michele Duarte Soares (Laboratório de Biomateriais Poliméricos - Inst. Quimica - Universidade Federal do Rio grande do Sul)
  • Guilherme Mariz de Oliveira Barra (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina / Florianopolis)
  • Claudia Merlini (Laboratório de Polímeros e Materiais Compósitos - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina / Blumenau)
  • Edvani Curti Muniz (Universidade Estadual de Maringa (DQI) Maringa-PR / Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana (PPGCEM) Londrina-PR )


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