Thiago Taketa

Research Summary

I develop research on nanostructured functional materials for antimicrobial applications. The focus of the study is to improve the quality of people's daily life, using renewable resources (naturally occurring polymers), investigating, establishing and improving their production processes.

This project will combine the effect of different types of chitosan in the manufacture of nanostructured films for antimicrobial coatings on textile substrates, silicon and glass slides. The optimization of the properties of the coatings from changes in the structure of chitosan will be emphasized, for example, with controlled variation of the average degree of acetylation (DA), pattern of acetylation (PA), and average degree of polymerization (DP), using different deposition techniques based on self-assembly methods (layer-by-layer, LbL): dip and spray coating.