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1 Electrospun polymer structures for the manufacturing of biomaterials An important aspect of tissue engineering is the ability to imitate the fibrous extracellular matrix (ECM) in the way that fundamental principles of cell organization, survival, and function can be provided. One of the most important methods for the mimicking ECM is electrospinning. The doctoral thesis will cover the preparation of new polymeric biomaterials for medical applications (e.g. tissue scaffolds) using the electrospinning technique. As part of the research, the PhD candidate will synthesize new polymer structures based on carbon dioxide derivatives, and then optimize the parameters of the electrospinning process of nanofiber mats. An important aspect of the work will be the characterization of obtained structures, such as: assessment of the morphology of fibers, their porosity, strength, thermal and thermomechanical properties, biodegradability and biocompatibility. As part of the planned research, it will be possible to complete a research internship abroad.
2 Research on the synthesis of new polymeric systems derived from carbon dioxide In connection with the climate catastrophe we are witnessing, it is necessary to eliminate technologies based on fossil resources. On the other hand, there is a need for technologies that would reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The proposed research area concerns the synthesis of new cyclic and multicyclic monomers and their use to obtain polymers of various structures, from linear to branched, and hybrid systems. Carbon dioxide and its simple derivatives such as dimethyl carbonate and ethylene carbonate will be used as the precursor of cyclic moieties. The obtained materials will be an alternative to the currently used polyurethanes or, thanks to their unique features, they will be used as modifiers of their properties.