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SQI: Simpson Querry Institute

Electroactive Biomaterials

Electroactive biomaterials represent breakthrough technologies that can interact safely with biological systems while maintaining electrical functionality.


Healthcare Applications

This field has potential to provide transformative, novel materials for the benefit of human health. Among other functions, electroactive biomaterials can monitor vital signs as stretchable sensors, perform sensing/actuating functions such as delivering therapies or electronic stimulation at targeted times, or serve as electrically conductive implants to promote tissue or nerve regeneration.

Mechanical Versatility

This investigative area overlaps with SQI’s other research interests and covers a range of physical and mechanical properties, from very soft, flexible materials that can interface with skin to electroactive scaffolds for synthetic bone graft substitutes.