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A Nano Approach, 1st Edition

By Seeram Ramakrishna, Murugan Ramalingam, T .S. Sampath Kumar, Winston O. Soboyejo

CRC Press

372 pages

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There are several well-known books on the market that cover biomaterials in a general way, but none provide adequate focus on the future of and potential for actual uses of emerging nanontechnology in this burgeoning field.Biomaterials: A Nano Approach is written from a multi-disciplinary point of view that integrates aspects of materials science a

Table of Contents

Overview of Biomaterials. Basics of Human Biology. Degradation and Corrosion of Biomaterials. Failure and Tribology of Biomaterials. Nanoscale Phenomena. Metallic Biomaterials. Ceramic Biomaterials. Polymeric Biomaterials. Composite Biomaterials. Nanobiomaterials for Tissue Engineering. Glossary. Exercises. References.

About the Authors

Dr. Seeram Ramakrishna is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also Vice-President (Research Strategy) of NUS. He is the founding co-director of NUS Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Initiative (NUSNNI). His current research interests include biomaterials, tissue engineering and nanotechnology. He is advancing the materials science, manufacturing technology, and design aspects of nanobiomaterials to realize their full potential in human health care. His research output appeared in over 400 publications. The ISI Essential Science Indicators (ESI) places him among the top 110 materials scientists in the world based on citations. These include several peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, books and patents. He is board member of fifteen international journals. He is a scientific advisory board member to biomedical companies, Stem Life and Biomers International.

Dr. Murugan Ramalingam is a NRC Associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA, working under the United States National Research Council's joint NIH/NIST program. He joined the NIST after completion of postdoctoral training at the Nano Science and Technology Center (NSTC), University of Central Florida, USA. His main research interests are the development of multiphase biomaterials, through conventional to biomimetics and tissue engineering approaches. He has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and patents relevant to micro-/nano-biomaterials.

Dr. T.S. Sampath Kumar is an associate professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. His research interests are on nanobioceramics, functionally graded biomaterials, novel ceramic coatings and ceramic based drug delivery systems. He is currently the Secretary of the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology