1st Edition

Antimicrobial and Antiviral Materials Polymers, Metals, Ceramics, and Applications

    264 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Emerging microbial and viral infections are a serious challenge to health, safety, and economics around the world. Antimicrobial and antiviral technologies are needed to disrupt the progression and replication of bacteria and viruses and to counter their rapidly evolving resistance. This book discusses recent developments in materials science and engineering in combating infectious diseases and explores advances in antimicrobial and antiviral materials, including polymers, metals, and ceramics and their applications in the fight against pathogens.


    • Covers progress in biomimetic antimicrobial and antiviral materials and antimicrobial/antiviral bulk materials and coatings

    • Describes modern methods for disinfection of biomedical materials against microbial and viral infection resistance, especially for depressing novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

    • Details methods to improve material properties to have a longer service life in combating infection

    • Emphasizes chemical, physical, mechanical, tribological, and antimicrobial/antiviral properties • Offers current and future applications of emerging antimicrobial/antiviral technologies

    This book will be of interest to materials researchers and industry professionals focusing on antimicrobial and antiviral applications.

    Chapter 1 Introduction to Antimicrobial and Antiviral Materials

    Nunthavarawong P, Sanjay M R, Siengchin S, and Thoppil-Mathew M

    Chapter 2 Recent Advances in Materials Science and Engineering Contributing to the Infection Diseases

    Sabarish Radoor, Aswathy Jayakumar, Jasila Karayil, Jyothi Mannekote Shivanna, Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai and Suchart Siengchin

    Chapter 3 Larvicidal and Antimicrobial Activities of Green-Synthesized Ag Nanoparticles

    Lakshmanan Muthulakshmi, Velmurugan Sundarapandian, D. Nagapriyadarshini, Jamespandi Annaraj, M. T. Mathew, H. Nellaiah

    Chapter 4 Biofilms and Materials’ Infectivity

    Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry, Risa Kawai, Takeshi Kogo, Akiko Ogawa, Paul McGrath, and Toshihiro Tanaka

    Chapter 5 Preparation, Characterization, and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposite Films and Fabrics with In Situ Generated Metal Nanoparticles by Bioreduction Method

    Basa Ashok, Natarajan Rajini, Paramasivan Sivaranjana, and Anumakonda Varada Rajulu

    Chapter 6 Antibacterial Ceramics: The Past, Present, and Future

    Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry, Risa Kawai, Takeshi Kogo, Akiko Ogawa, Paul McGrath, and Toshihiro Tanaka

    Chapter 7 Materials Characterization Using Advanced Synchrotron Radiation Techniques for Antimicrobial Materials

    Chatree Saiyasombat, Prae Chirawatkul, Suittipong Wannapaiboon, Catleya Rojviriya, Siriwat Soontaranon, Nuntaporn Kamonsutthipaijit, Sirinart Chio-Srichan, Chanan Euaruksakul, and Nichada Jearanaikoon

    Chapter 8 Emerging Antiviral Technology

    Vinaya Tari, Karthik Kannan, and Vinita Vishwakarma

    Chapter 9 Antimicrobial/Antiviral Nano-TiO2 Coatings for Medical Applications

    Jariyavadee Sirichantra

    Chapter 10 Conducting Polymer Soft Actuators and Their Applications

    M. Fuchiwaki

    Chapter 11 The Recent Development of Antiviral Cold-Sprayed Copper Coatings against Coronavirus Disease Infection

    Peerawatt Nunthavarawong



    Dr. Peerawatt Nunthavarawong is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Tribology), Department of Teacher Training in Mechanical Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand and is a research lecturer in the Ph.D. program at The Sirindhorn International Thai – German Graduate School of Engineering, KMUTNB. He is the head of the Tribo-Systems for Industrial Tools and Machinery Research Center, KMUTNB. He earned his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, with the field of Applied Mechanics and specialty in Friction & Wear of Materials from Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, in 2012. In 2015, he began work as post-doctorate at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa, where he studied a short course and received his certificate of competence in Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication, achieving as the NQF level 9 (equivalent to a Master’s degree) from Wits in November 2016. He has been appointed to the working committee of the Thai Tribology Association and the Secretary-General of the Association of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers of Thailand since 2014 and 2018, respectively. He is a member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers in the U.S. and the Cold Spray Club – MINES ParisTech in France. He served as a reviewer for the Jurnal Tribologi by the Malaysian Tribology Society and the Journal of Bio- and Tribo-corrosion by Springer. Dr. Peerawatt’s research and contributions with more than 30+ publications are mainly in areas of friction & wear of materials, contact and damage mechanics, cold gas dynamic spraying, thermal spraying, applied nuclear physics for material processing, and including computational methods for engineered materials. He is also the co-inventor of the ion-implanted hardmetal cemented carbide cold sprayed coatings. This invention was primarily granted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (2018), and was extensively patented in Canada (2018), Australia (2019), U.S. (2020), and Japan (2020).



    Dr. Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa received the B. E (Mechanical Engineering) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India, M. Tech (Computational Analysis in Mechanical Sciences) from VTU Extension Centre, GEC, Hassan, Ph.D (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Science) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India, and Postdoctorate from King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand. He is a Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Associate Member of Institute of Engineers (India). He is a reviewer for more than 50 international Journals (for Elsevier, Springer, Sage, Taylor & Francis, Wiley), book proposals and international conferences. In addition, he has published more than 85 articles in high quality international peer reviewed journals, 3 editorial corner, 30+ book chapters, one book, 20 books as an editor and also presented research papers at national/international conferences. His current research areas include natural fiber composites, polymer composites, and advanced material technology. He is a recipient of DAAD Academic exchange-PPP Programme (Project-related Personnel Exchange) between Thailand and Germany to Institute of Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has received a Top Peer Reviewer 2019 award, Global Peer Review Awards, Powdered by Publons, Web of Science Group. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=al91CasAAAAJ&hl=en https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sanjay_M_R

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany in 1999, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany in 2002, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany in 2004, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany in 2008 and Postdoctoral Research from Kaiserslautern University and School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. In 2016 he received the habilitation at the Chemnitz University in Sachen, Germany. He worked as a Lecturer for Production and Material Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the President of KMUTNB. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013 at KMUTNB. His research interests are in Polymer Processing and Composite Material. He is Editor-in-Chief: KMUTNB International Journal of Applied Science and Technology and the author with more than 200 peer reviewed journal articles. He has participated with presentations in more than 39 international and national conferences with respect to Materials Science and Engineering topics. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BNZEC7cAAAAJ&hl=en https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Suchart_Siengchin

    Prof. Dr. Mathew Thoppil-Mathew received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Tribocorrosion) from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, U.K., in 2005 and Postdoctoral research Fellow from University of Minho, Portugal, in 2005-2008. He is currently the Cedric W. Blazer Endowed Professor and is leading the Regenerative Medicine and Disability Research lab, within the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford. Dr. Mathew also holds a faculty appointment at the College of Dentistry and Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois Chicago, and Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center Chicago. Dr. Mathew developed graduate-level courses for the Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology (MBT) Program in Rockford and Bioengineering PhD students. His research is supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and research foundations. His research is mainly in areas of biomedical implants and tribocorrosion science. He has published more than 200+ papers in refereed journals, books and conference proceedings. He is the Editor-in- Chief of the Journal of Bio- and Tribo-corrosion by Springer and was instrumental in initiating an international research institute called “Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion and Nanomedicine” (IBTN), which is a joint venture between University of Illinois Chicago and Sao Paulo State University, Brazil.

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZHG6Q44AAAAJ&hl=en https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mathew_Mathew3