DHU Professor Wang Huaping’s research team recently developed a stretchable fiber-based liquid sensor for “smart diapers”, which can monitor the status of diapers in real-time and send active alerts. The research result “Self-Stretchable Fiber Liquid Sensors Made with Bacterial Cellulose/Carbon Nanotubes for Smart Diapers” was published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. The article’s first author is Liang Qianqian, a Ph.D. student in class 2020 of the College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University.
Prof. Wang’s team researches bacterial cellulose-based intelligent fibers and uses them for sensors, supercapacitors, etc. In recent years, the team has produced high-strength bacterial cellulose and bacterial cellulose fibers with spiral structures and explored their composite spinning with carbon nanotubes and other active materials for supercapacitors. The above research results have been published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Nanoscale, Desalination, ACS Nano, Chemical Engineering Journal, Electrochimica Acta and other internationally renowned journals. The team will further explore the development and research of bacterial cellulose intelligence in the future.