Biomimetic adhesive expert joins LMGP
Categorie(s) : Education, Innovation & Society, MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 1 October 2022
Charlotte Vendrely, formerly of Cergy-Pontoise University, has joined the faculty of Grenoble INP-Phelma, UGA. She had just completed a one-year placement in Grenoble while still at her former institution, and will now teach classes in the biomedical engineering program and conduct research at LMGP.
A biomimetic adhesive specialist, Vendrely has been coordinating the BioAd project, backed by the French National Research Agency (ANR), since the beginning of this year.
The project is setting its sights on innovative, biocompatible, petrochemical-free, non-toxic adhesives that could be used as a faster-healing alternative to traditional post-surgical sutures, for example. The adhesives, based on proteins that self-assemble in patterns, are inspired by the “glue” shellfish produce to stick to surfaces.