The development and industrial uptake of additive manufacturing (AM) relies on the development of new materials able to respond to a rapidly changing world. However, this is a tedious and labour-intensive process. It would be highly convenient to develop materials and formulations that can have a broad range of applications. Here, we will introduce the recent developments in our group related to the development of printable polymeric based materials with molecularly designed ionic functionalities. The polymers interact synergistically with molecular and nanostructured materials, enabling a broad range of applications, including carbon capture and transformation, photocatalysis, antimicrobials and optoelectronics.
4 THINGS YOU WILL LEARN DURING THIS SESSION:
1. Advanced polymeric materials
2. Formulations for stereolithography AM
3. Stabilisation of molecular and nanostructured materials
4. Applications in decarbonisation, antimicrobials and optoelectronics