Speaker: Mr. Manoj Kumar Sharma 

Research Supervisor: Prof. Satish Patil

Topic: ‘Self-Healing Polymers’ 

Date & Time: Thursday, 6th October 2022 at 4.00 pm

Venue: SSCU Auditorium (Old SSCU Building)



Self-Healing Polymers are an emerging class of smart materials, that have the capability to heal or repair the damaged material themselves mechanically and physically.[1] Owing to their multiple repairing and mild healing capabilities, Self-Healing Polymers have become one of the insightful topics of current research.[2] However, the development of polymers integrate with high healing ability and mechanical robustness is still an immense challenge.

In the seminar, I will discuss the different methods to approach designing the self-healing properties in the polymeric material, which will elucidate dynamic covalent reformation[3] and the dynamics of supramolecular polymers.[4] Further, I will address the equilibrium that exists between high healing efficacy and mechanical robustness properties in the self-healing polymers, which limits the acquiring the requirement of structural materials.[5]


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  2. Blaiszik B.J.; Kramer S.L.B.; Olugebefola S.C.; Moore J.S.; Sottos N.R.; White S.R., Annu. Rev. Mater. Res., 2010, 40, 179-211. 
  3. Chen X.; Dam MA.; Ono K.; Mal A.; Shen H.; Nutt S.; Sheran K.; Wudl F. Science, 2002, 1, 295, 1698-702. 
  4. Herbst F.; Seiffert S.; Binder W.H.; Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 3084-3092 
  5. Yanagisawa Y.; Nan Y.; Okuro K.; Aida T.; Science, 2018, 359, 72–76