Raphaël MICHEL 

Researcher – CNRS
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Scientific interests

My current research concentrates on the physicochemical properties of polysaccharide hydrogels with a special focus on biomedical applications. In particular, I am interested in the study of composite gels, in which the interactions between biopolymers and colloidal particles yields novel properties.

I am an associate researcher (chargé de rechercher CNRS) in the team “Structure and Modification of Polysaccharides” in CERMAV. Our team has an acknowledged expertise in the chemical modification of polysaccharide chains and their use for the design of functional biomaterials whose applicative potential is explored in collaboration with biologists and clinicians.

Ongoing research topics

  • Synthesis and characterization of hydrogel actuators based on supramolecular chemistry.
  • Assessing and understanding the printability of composite hydrogel inks.
  • Studying the formation behavior of dynamic covalent nanogels.

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