Welcome to the NPP Lab!

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.