Dong Soo Hwang

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Chitin is a promising structural material for biomedical applications, due to its many advantageous properties and abundance in nature. However, its usage and development in the biomedical field have been stagnant, because of chitin's poor mechanical properties in wet conditions and the difficulties in transforming it into an applicable form. To overcome(More)
Chitin is one of the most abundant biomaterials in nature, with 10(10) tons produced annually as hierarchically organized nanofibril fillers to reinforce the exoskeletons of arthropods. This green and cheap biomaterial has attracted great attention due to its potential application to reinforce biomedical materials. Despite that, its practical use is limited(More)
Materials for wearable devices, tissue engineering and bio-sensing applications require both antibacterial activity to prevent bacterial infection and biofilm formation, and electrical conductivity to electric signals inside and outside of the human body. Recently, cellulose nanofibers have been utilized for various applications but cellulose itself has(More)
Primary fatty acid amides are commonly found in grasses, microalgae, and animal. Oleamide and erucamide are fatty acid amide derivatives of oleic and brassidic acids, respectively. They are the most frequently used slip agents in industrial applications. We evaluated their potential application as antifouling coatings on submerged surfaces. The deterrent(More)
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