In the Guymon Research Group, we focus on the use of photopolymerization—a method of preparing polymer materials utilizing UV or visible light to initiate polymerization reactions—in the preparation of micro/nanostructured polymeric materials using both conventional and advanced curing techniques. These structured systems have shown great promise in a range of functional materials, including anti-fibrotic/anti-bacterial biomaterials, 3D printing, water purification, and neural prosthetic devices.

Recent News

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$2.9M NIH grant helps CBE professor improve cochlear implant function and safety

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
A University of Iowa engineering professor is conducting research to make cochlear implants safer and enhance hearing quality by developing materials that will be more compatible and more effectively integrate with the human body.
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UI joins statewide initiative to make Iowa a national leader in biomanufacturing

Thursday, May 25, 2023
Researchers from the University of Iowa will play a key role in boosting Iowa’s position as a leader in bioscience and advanced manufacturing through a new project sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Allan Guymon is among those contributing.