FMS Research Center

Peter Korevaar and collaborators publish in Nature Communications. Congratulations!

Peter Korevaar (RU) and collaborators published a paper which introduces the idea that hydrogels, previously just thought to shrink and swell in time with the presence or absence of a specific stimulus, can generate fascinating new classes of non-equilibrium responses. Thereby, hydrogels can act as complex chemical signal integrators – a universal feature of living materials but currently absent from synthetic systems. The article is a collaboration with the group of Joanna Aizenberg (Harvard), where Peter did his post-doctoral research, and Nadir Kaplan (Virginia Tech). The paper can be found here, and more information about the paper here.