Wrinkling on covalently anchored hydrogels

Liaw Chya-Yan, Jorge Pereyra, Murat Guvendiren

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Scopus citations


Frontal polymerization (FP) or vitrification consists in the generation of a reaction front, in a localized sector of the material, that travels in a particular direction. Their remarkable flexibility permits to controllably polymerize materials with different molecular weights and variable chemical nature. One of the advantages of FP is that it is possible to generate thin layers of a polymerized material over an unpolymerized composite, being suitable for creating wrinkled patterns in homogenous polymeric materials. In this chapter, the main types of frontal polymerization are described, as well as several examples and applications which take advantage of this methodology to form wrinkled patterns of variable materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWrinkled Polymer Surfaces
Subtitle of host publicationStrategies, Methods and Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783030051235
ISBN (Print)9783030051228
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


  • Photofrontal polymerization
  • Plasma-ignited frontal polymerization
  • Wrinkled patterns


Dive into the research topics of 'Wrinkling on covalently anchored hydrogels'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this