1st Edition

Nanomaterials in the Battle Against Pathogens and Disease Vectors

Edited By Kaushik Pal, Tean Zaheer Copyright 2022
    324 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Nanomaterials in the Battle Against Pathogens and Disease Vectors presents an overview of the use of nanotechnology to mitigate pathogens of concern, and is the first book to discuss applications of nanotechnology in the fight against all three major domains of disease-causing pathogens.

    Bacteria, viruses, and parasites constitute the list of emerging and re-emerging pathogens of high priority. Nanotechnology has proven to be a groundbreaking success in the elimination, targeted toxicity, precise immunogenicity, diagnosis, and imaging of these major pathogens and disease vectors. This text discusses basic concepts and advanced applications for bacteria, viruses, and parasites. It describes the use of metallic and non-metallic nanoparticles and nanotoxicity, as well as presents future applications of nanotechnology in biological applications.

    This work is ideal for engineers and scientists across the interdisciplinary fields of materials science, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and others concerned with mitigating the risk and effect of pathogens.

    1. Introduction to Nanoscience

    2. Multifaced Applications of Nanoparticles in Biological Science

    3. Approaches of Synthesis For Higher Yields of Nanoparticles

    4. Methods for Characterization and Quantitation of nanomaterials

    5. Metal Nanoparticles Against Bacteria

    6. Non-metallic Nanoparticles Eliminating Bacteria

    7. Biological nanomaterials for toxicity of bacteria

    8. Metallic and Non-metallic Nano-particles against Viruses

    9. Nanomaterials against Parasites: The Developments and the Way Forward

    10. In Vivo And In Vitro Models For Toxicity Of Pathogens And Disease Vectors

    11. Toxicity of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Freshwater Fish

    12: The Future of Nanoscience: Where to, where from?


    Kaushik Pal received his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Physics from the University of Kalyani, India. He is Associate Professor-in-Charge at the University Centre for Research and Development, Department of Physics, Chandigarh University, India. He was awarded the Honorís Causà Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) from Higher National Youth Skills Institute (IKTBN) Sepang, Government of Malaysia and the ‘Gold Medal’ by the Prime Minister of Malaysia for significant contribution in ‘sunlight sterilized graphene face mask formulation’ and ‘green energy revolution strategies’. Prof. Pal received the prestigious Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (Greece) offered by European Union Sponsorship, and the Chief-Scientist Faculty Fellow (PDF) nominated by Chinese Academy of Science foundation in Wuhan University, China. As a distinguished academician, Prof. Pal has contributed innovative research discoveries and smart teaching methods cultivated at top-tier institutions, including Universidade do Rio de Jàneiro (Brazil), University of Maribör (Slovenia), Yarmouk University (Jordan), and IIUCN-Mahatma Gandhi University (India). A well-known expert supervisor for PhD/Postdoctoral scholars and an experienced group leader building inter- and cross-multi-disciplinary centers of excellence, he has published more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed (SCI/Scopus) international journals and partially edited or authored 26 books with reputed publishers.

    Dr. Tean Zaheer earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. She pursued an MPhil in molecular parasitology from the same institution. She has been working on alternative control options for disease vectors and vector-borne pathogens of animal, human, and those of zoonotic concern. Currently, she is working as a technical editor to the largest veterinary periodical in Pakstan: The Veterinary News and Views.