MSE Research Project Database

Self healing polymers

Project Leader: Luke Connal
Primary Contact: Luke Connal (
Keywords: nanoengineered materials; nanotechnology; polymeric materials
Disciplines: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Domains: Convergence of engineering and IT with the life sciences

Self-healing polymeric materials are an emerging and fascinating area of research that could significantly extend the working life and safety of the polymeric components for a broad range of applications. This project will develop new technology to create polymeric materials that can self-heal upon fracture.