The University of Southampton
Engineering and the Environment

Research project: Designing biomaterials for tissue engineering and tissue regeneration

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Constitutive modelling of biodegradable polymers for cardiovascular tissue engineering applications.

Project Overview

The goal of this research is to characterise the chemo-mechanical behaviour of biodegradable polymers such as polyester-urethane via physical experiments and the development of appropriate multi-physics constitutive models. Applications of particular interest are for the fabrication of electro-spun biodegradable structures used for vascular tissue engineering scaffolds. Constitutive models account for the finite strain and potential anisotropy of the polymeric structures. There is also special interest in predicting the degradation of bioresorbable arterial stents.

Micromechanical model of polymer
Electro-spun polymer fibres

Associated research themes

Bioengineering and human factors

Related research groups

national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS)
Bioengineering Science

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