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Bencherif’s Research Published and Featured on the Cover of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif‘s research on “Effect of Polymer Concentration on Autoclaved Cryogel Properties” was featured on the back cover page of the May issue of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. In this cover picture by Sidi A. Bencherif and co‐workers, a multi-colored scanning electron micrograph is shown displaying the unique macroporous architecture of ice-templated cryogels and a schematic highlighting a syringe injectable and autoclavable cryogel.

In their publication, Sidi A. Bencherif and co‐workers studied the effect of polymer concentration on the properties of autoclavable cryogels made from several naturally-derived polymer precursors. The structural and physical properties of autoclaved cryogels have been thoroughly investigated. The results show that at optimal polymer concentrations, autoclave sterilization does not alter the microarchitectural and physical characteristics of cryogels, including their distinctive and advantageous syringe injectability.

Congratulations Bencherif Lab!

Related Faculty: Sidi A. Bencherif

Related Departments:Chemical Engineering