The research in the Besenius lab focuses on the synthesis of organic and supramolecular functional systems. We design molecular building blocks that self-assemble into programmable polymers and materials in water. Utilising natural and non-natural supramolecular interactions we investigate multifunctional systems for applications in immunotherapy, as stimuli-responsive hydrogels and biomedical carriers, as well as optoelectronic materials.

Through a number of internal and external collaborations we characterise all of the supramolecular materials with a range of experimental techniques, TEM & cryoTEM, AFM, SLS & DLS, SAXS, steady state & transient CD and photoluminescence spectroscopy, PFG & MAS-NMR spectroscopy, in combination with multi-scale molecular modelling studies.

See the lab and publications pages for more information, or contact Pol Besenius directly.