Tobias Kuhnt


The Development of Shape Morphing Materials

Tobias obtained his PhD at the Adolphe Merkle Institute in Fribourg (Switzerland) where he was working on small molecule release from cellulose nanoparticles. After his PhD he worked as a post-doctoral researcher on nanocomposites prepared with biodegradable nanoparticles to enhance the materials properties.  

Here in MERLN he is working on shape morphing materials that are based on magnetic nanoparticles. These materials will be used as a platform to study cell response to external forces and environmental changes.