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School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Xu Leng

PhD student



Project title: Bioinspired surfaces for antibiofouling application

Summary: The antibiofouling properties of the material surface have important applications in a variety of areas, such as in hulls, in aquaculture industries , in water pipes and underwater equipment. However, the traditional anti-fouling surface is usually combined with toxic substances or its manufacturing process is complicated and expensive, which cannot meet the current antibiofouling demand. Advances in nanotechnology and polymer science, and the development of novel surface designs ‘bioinspired’ by nature, are expected to have a significant impact on the development of a new generation of environmentally friendly marine coatings.