6 April 2009 Hydrogel research in Germany: the priority programme, Intelligent Hydrogels
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The priority programme "Intelligent Hydrogels" was established by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2006 in order to strengthen the hydrogel-related research in Germany. The programme is being coordinated by Gabriele Sadowski, Technische Universität Dortmund. The aim of this priority programme is to develop new methods for the synthesis and characterization of smart hydrogels and to develop new modelling strategies in order to a) prepare the hydrogels for special applications and/or b) to develop and extend their capabilities for any desired use. In this programme, 73 scientists (36 professors and 37 scientific assistants/PhD students) from all over Germany are involved, working in 23 projects.
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Thomas Wallmersperger, Gabriele Sadowski, "Hydrogel research in Germany: the priority programme, Intelligent Hydrogels", Proc. SPIE 7287, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009, 728704 (6 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.815430; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.815430
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