Faculty Advisor

Shivkumar, Satya

Abstract

The effects of molecular weight (MW) on the structure of porous PVA scaffolds produced by electrospinning have been studied. PVA scaffolds were produced from six molecular weights. The scaffolds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy. It has been shown that by controlling the MW and concentration, highly porous scaffolds with a range of fiber and pore characteristics may be produced. The electrospun PVA consisted of an interconnected web of sub-micron fibers, potentially ideal for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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