Recent Advances in Bioremediation

The new In Focus of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology features work presented at the European Bioremediation Conference.

Polymer Nanoparticles for Targeted Cancer Therapy

A novel method for preparing biodegradable polyurethane nanoparticles that will actively recognize cancer cells.

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Turning Greenhouse Gas to Valuable Carbonaceous Products in High Yield

A simple and effective system for photocatalytic CO2 reduction is proposed

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Bone-inspired Materials by Design

Design principles, and ways to manufacture them via additive manufacturing are studied, to achieve an amplification in mechanical properties of materials.

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Conductive Polymeric Biomaterials

Different mechanisms for imparting conductivity to non-conductive polymeric biomaterials are discussed in a review by Patton et. al.

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Tiny microbots clean up water

Max Planck researchers have developed self-propelled tiny ‘microbots’ that can remove lead or organic pollutions from contaminated water.

Graphene Reinforced Carbon Nanotube Networks for Strain Sensing Application

A wearable strain sensor is developed that could sensitively respond to cyclic small strain.

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A biomass-derived porous carbon matrix with carbon nanotubes for enhanced Li-S battery performance

Researchers from the Hefei University of Technology and University of Science and Technology of China have improved the cathode performance in lithium-sulfur batteries by embedding carbon nanotube networks within porous carbon.

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Lighting up enzymatic drug release by FRET

A new generation of enzyme-responsive HPMA copolymer-drug conjugates employing a enzyme-sensitive oligopeptide linker was developed. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) was applied to investigate the enzyme-responsive performance in both cells and animals.

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The war against climate change: have we done enough?

Opinion: We can’t have a clean-energy revolution without molecules, polymers and materials. But what have we really done to help win the war against climate change?