Center for Functional Materials (FUNMAT) is a research center in functional materials based at Åbo Akademi University. FUNMAT is combining the expertise in chemistry, physics, biology, paper coating and printing to develop functional materials, devices and large area manufacturing for interfacing with biological systems. The multidisciplinary research is done in close collaboration with industry and our extensive collaboration network throughout the world.

Functional Materials at Biological Interfaces

FunMat aims to develop innovative materials and functionalized surfaces for the control and sense of cell functions. By temporal and spatial control of cell function we will be able to design novel biological structures to investigate fundamental aspects and applications of tissue engineering and regeneration therapies, tissue monitoring, biotechnology, biomaterials design, drug screening and development.