Annie and Khaow publish paper on nanofibrous hydrogel composites

Annie and Khaow publish paper on nanofibrous hydrogel composites

Previous Oyen Lab PhD student Khaow Tonsomboon and current student Annabel Butcher have published a new paper: Strong and tough nanofibrous hydrogel composites based on biomimetic principles. They show that reinforcing hydrogels with aligned nanofibres can increases the strength by an order of magnitude, and further lamination of these fibres can increase the toughness by an order of magnitude. The method could be used to improve mechanical properties of a range of hydrogels.