Our research is focused on the use of different controlled polymerization techniques as tools to synthesize various responsive polymers/block copolymers/polypeptides, mesoporous polymers, peptide-polymer hybrids, amino acid-based polymers, metal/metal oxide-polymer hybrids for exploiting them in diversified range from advanced self-assembled nanomaterials to catalysts. We also aim to investigate the phase behaviors of newly designed ionic liquids, poly(ionic liquid)s and poly(zwitterions) in solid state and in solution and
their materials applications. The research further includes synthesis of size- and shape-tunable metal, metal alloy and metal oxide nanostructures for catalysis/photocatalysis.
- Polymer-peptide/polypeptide conjugates and their structure property relationship
- Newly designed stimuli-responsive polymers
- New poly(ionic liquid)s and poly(zwitterions) with tuneable stimuli-responsive properties and their material applications
- Pseudopeptidic poly(2-oxazoline)-based responsive block copolymers and their aggreagted nanostructures
- Self-assembled polymeric as well as hybrid micro/nanostructures towards bioimaging, encapsulation/release of dyes and drugs
- Cationic poly(ionic liquid)s for DNA/RNA polyplex formation