Biomaterials Science and Technology: Fundamentals and Developments presents a broad scope of the field of biomaterials science and technology, focusing on theory, advances, and applications. It reviews the fabrication and properties of different classes of biomaterials such as bioinert, bioactive, and bioresorbable, in addition to biocompatibility. It further details traditional and recent techniques and methods that are utilized to characterize major properties of biomaterials. The book also discusses modifications of biomaterials in order to tailor properties and thus accommodate different applications in the biomedical engineering fields and summarizes nanotechnology approaches to biomaterials.
This book targets students in advanced undergraduate and graduate levels in majors related to fields of Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Science, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Life Sciences. It assists in understanding major concepts of fabrication, modification, and possible applications of different classes of biomaterials. It is also intended for professionals who are interested in recent advances in the emerging field of biomaterials.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 General Properties and Characterization Methods of Biomaterials Chapter 2 Recent Advances in Biocompatibility Chapter 3 Polymeric Based Biomaterials Chapter 4 Ceramic Based Biomaterials Chapter 5 Biocomposites as Implantable Biomaterials Chapter 6 Biopolymers and Their Applications; with a Focus on Chitosan Chapter 7 Surface Modification of Polymer Biomaterials Chapter 8 Nano-approach Chapter 9 Applications in Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Systems Chapter 10 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Chapter 11 Applications of Biomaterials in Hard Tissue Replacement Chapter 12 Applications of Biomaterials in Soft Tissue Replacement Chapter 13 Biomaterials in 3D Printing/Bio-printing Techniques Chapter 14 Application of “Smart Polymers” as Biomaterials
Prof. Yaser Dahman is a faculty member at the rank of Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He has research focus on several emerging areas of technology in the fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology, with special interest in biomedical engineering. He has commissioned a state-of-the-art research facility at Ryerson to conduct his research projects, which were funded by several agencies including Ryerson University, NSERC, and Ministry of Agriculture Canada. Prof. Dahman has long experience in developing medical devices for the health care industry, such as developing and testing novel wound dressing materials for chronic wounds. His is currently working on designing and synthesizing novel nanostructured biomaterials with focus on improving the health care industry.
Prof. Dahman has supervised more than 35 graduate students and research projects. His publications include one book, more than 15 book chapters,and a considerable number of peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings. His research team has participated in several national and international conferences in addition to local and regional scientific meetings.