Dr. Schauer and her research group (NPP) work primarily in the area of natural polymers as a platform for multifunctional materials. The group’s research entails processing polysaccaride materials into nanofibers and thin films for water purification, heavy metal detection, cellular biosensors and tissue engineering scaffolds (bone, skin and spinal cord). Polysaccharides currently under investigation are chitin, chitosan, alginate, chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid, as well as their derivatives and composites.
Drexel University is hosting the Fall 2014 Fiber Society Meeting. Fibers for…… the future http://thefibersociety.org.dnnmax.com/Home/tabid/56/Default.aspx