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    Faculty of Sciences
    Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry
    Supramolecular Chemistry Group
    Full Professor
    Krijgslaan 281-S4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    The Supramolecular Chemistry Groups aims to develop advanced functional polymer materials by molecular design. By controlling the chemical structure of the building blocks of these materials, the properties can be tuned for specific applications, enabling major improvements in performance. Specific areas of interest include polymer hydrogels for tissue engineering scaffolds and organoids, cationic polymers for gene delivery as well as polymers for drug delivery. One specific research focus is the development of poly(2-oxazoline) biomaterials. Poly(2-oxazoline)s are a synthetic class of polyamides that outperform poly(ethylene glycol) with regard to antifouling properties, while have much higher structural variability for functionalization and crosslinking.

Richard Hoogenboom is full professor at Ghent University and heads the supramolecular chemistry group that focuses on the development of advanced functional materials.

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