1st Edition

Nanobiomaterials Research Trends and Applications

Edited By Thandapani Gomathi, P.N. Sudha, Sabu Thomas Copyright 2024
    334 Pages 16 Color & 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    334 Pages 16 Color & 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Nanobiomaterials: Research Trends and Applications – Biomaterials are derived from natural resources such as plants, animals and marine sources. These biomaterials have advanced applications, across a range of key industries due to their low cost, being easy to process, being biocompatible and so on. The modification of biomaterials in the nanoform enhances their applications.

    The book begins with an overview of nanobiomaterials, processing, classifications, fabrication and sustainability. In-depth chapters in Part I address the most recent methods and techniques for physicochemical characterisation, processing of blends and composites based on nanomaterials, and separation. Chapters in Part II focus on the biological and biomedical applications specifically in antimicrobial chemotherapy, drug delivery, tissue engineering, cancer therapeutics, robust biosolar cells, and 3D printing. The chapters in Part III mostly focus on environmental applications, including wastewater treatment, water desalination, bioremediation, and agricultural uses. The book is extremely useful for scientists, R&D specialists, designers, and engineers across sectors and disciplines who are interested in using biopolymers for parts and products.


    Nanobiomaterials: An Overview

    Thandapani Gomathi, P.N. Sudha and Sabu Thomas

    Principles and Applications of Nanobiotechnology

    Se-Kwon Kim and R. Nithya

    Nanobiomaterials: A Scientometric Review of the Research

    Ozcan KONUR

    Electrospinning—Material, Techniques and Biomedical Applications

    Sekar Vijaykumar, K. Vijayalakshmi, V. Sangeetha and E. Radha

    Toxicity Towards Nanostructured Biomaterials in Human Health

    M.I. Niyas Ahamed and V. Ragul

    Fabrication of Micro and Nano Devices for Tissue Engineering Applications

    Thandapani Gomathi, R. Sasirekha, J. John Joseph and Govindasamy Rajakumar

    Characterization of Nanostructures

    A. Dinesh Karthik, K. Geetha and D. Shakila


    Bioabsorbable Engineered Nanomaterials for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

    Guhapriya U., Vidhya A. and Muthu Thiruvengadam

    Hybrid Polymeric Nanobiomaterials for Applications in Drug Delivery Systems and Tissue Engineering

    Sajjad Husain Mir

    Therapeutic Applications of Nanomaterials

    Sreejan Manna and Sougata Jana

    Chitosan Based Nanobioceramics in Bone Tissue Engineering Application

    J. Venkatesan, S. Revathi, R. Sasirekha, T. Gomathi, P.N. Sudha and P. Pazhanisamy

    Nanobiomaterials in Cancer Therapeutics

    Noel Vinay Thomas, Nithya R. and Nirubama K.

    Nanoporous Silicon Materials for Bioapplications by Electrochemical Approach

    Kelvii Wei GUO

    Bionanotechnology in Robust Biosolar Cells

    Ashwini Ravi, J. Hemapriya, P.N. Sudha, S. Sugashini, S. Pavithra and S. Vijayanand

    Nanobiomaterials in Tissue Engineering Applications

    Jeeva Subbiah, G. Gowri, K. Sangeetha, P.N. Sudha and Srinivasan Latha

    Nanobiomaterials in the Fight against Mosquito Borne Diseases

    Vijayalakshmi Ghosh, D. Sunita and A.K. Gupta

    Nanobiotechnology and Chemotherapy

    Utharkar S. Mahadeva Rao, Ashwini Ravi, S. Vijayanand, P.N. Sudha, T. Gomathi, S. Pavithra, S. Sugashini and J. Hemapriya


    Industrial Wastewater Sources and Treatment Strategies by using Bionanomaterials

    K. Vijayalakshmi, J. Annie Kamala Florence and Prabhakarn Arunachalam

    Applications of Metallic Nanomaterials for the Desalination of Water: Perspectives and Limitations

    Anjum Rabab, Heena Tabassum and Iffat Zareen Ahmad

    Nanobiomaterials in Bioremediation

    Ashwini Ravi, J. Hemapriya, P.N. Sudha, S. Revathi, R. Sasirekha and S. Vijayanand

    Bio-Nanotechnology in Agriculture: New Opportunities and Future Prospects

    W.L. Isuru Wijesekara, S. Gokila, T. Gomathi, Supriya Prasad, M. Deepa and P.N. Sudha


    Dr. Thandapani Gomathi, Ph.D., is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, at DKM College for Women (Autonomous), Affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India. She received her M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Thiruvalluvar University in 2006, 2008 and 2015. She was awarded the University Ninth rank in M.Sc. Chemistry from Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore (2006). Her major research interests are in the field of drug designing and drug delivery, nanotechnology, polymer chemistry, environmental chemistry, biopolymers for biomedical applications. She is highly enthusiastic about pursuing research and developmental activities and research is her passion. Furthermore, she expended her research fields up to the development of nano drug delivery system. To date, she has authored around 105 research papers and 15 book chapters.

    Dr. P.N. Sudha is presently working as a Principal at DKM College for Women (Autonomous), affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India. She obtained her Doctoral degree in Chemistry–Biology Interdisciplinary Science from Madras University. She is a fellow of International Congress of Chemistry and Environment, and National Environmentalists Association. Her name was included in Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2011). She has been listed in the worlds top 2% scientists consecutively for the past three years. Her research interests are polymer chemistry, environmental chemistry, bioremediation, and photochemistry. She has authored 11 books and 13 book chapters. She is a life member of Asian Chitin Chitosan Society. She is a co editor and reviewer of international journals. Her immense experience in research is the key asset for the development of research among the young women researchers in rural areas. She expanded her research fields up to the use to biomaterials such as chitin and chitosan for biomedical application. She has undertaken projects funded by UGC, DST, TNSCST, and MHRD. She has guided 40 PhD scholars and 50 MPhil scholars. She has published 190 research articles in journals mainly on the wastewater treatment and biomedical applications of chitin and chitosan.

    Dr. Sabu Thomas, PhD is the Founder Director and Professor of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and also full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work. Dr. Thomas’s ground breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. In collaboration with India’s premier tyre company, Apollo Tyres, Professor Thomas’s group invented new high performance barrier rubber nanocomposite membranes for inner tubes and inner liners for tyres. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, Nano Tech Medal, CRSI medal, Distinguished Faculty Award, and Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No. 5. Very recently, because of the outstanding contributions to the field of nano materials, Polymer Science and Engineering, Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (DSc) by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France. Professor Thomas has published over 650 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 53 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova, etc. He is the inventor of 6 patents. The h index of Prof. Thomas is 124 and has more than 76,500 citations. Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 40 countries. He has established a state of the art laboratory at Mahatma Gandhi University in the area of Polymer Science and Engineering and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology through external funding form DST, CSIR, TWAS, UGC, DBT, DRDO, AICTE, ISRO, DIT, TWAS, KSCSTE, BRNS, UGC-DAE, Du Pont, USA, General Cables, USA, Surface Treat Czech Republic, MRF Tyres and Apollo Tyres. Professor Thomas has several international collaborative projects with a large number of countries abroad. He has already supervised 75 PhD theses. The former co-workers of Prof. Thomas occupy leading positions in India and abroad.