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Nanoscale Technologies in Plant Sciences
Principles and Applications

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ISBN 9781032387925
May 12, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
116 Pages 1 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a detailed review of the interactions of nanomaterials with plants, nanodelivery systems in agriculture, the impacts of nanomaterials on seed germination, nanosensors for plant disease diagnosis and toxicity aspects of nanomaterials towards plants. In addition, nanomaterials synthesis and nanomaterials characterisation techniques, are discussed. This book also highlights practical aspects related to these subsections. The content of this text will help a diverse group of researchers to apply nanotechnology concepts in life sciences.

Although there are numerous books available on the subject, they mostly discuss recent research findings and very few covers the fundamentals and applications. This book will be advantageous for budding scientists who are interested in the field of plant nanomaterial interactions. It is obvious that current literature on nanotechnology has a bias towards chemistry and physics which creates a barrier for biologists to pursue nanosciences. This book attempts to address the aforementioned challenge.

Table of Contents

Overview and introduction to nanotechnology. Synthesis of nanomaterials. Nanomaterials intake and translocation in plants. Nanodelivery systems of agrochemicals for plants. Nanosensors for plant disease diagnosis. Nanomaterials in seed germination and plant growth. Toxicity of nanomaterials on plants and their habitats. Characterization Techniques of Nanomaterials.

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Nadeesh M. Adassooriya is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He completed his BSc Honours in Chemistry at University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2009, followed by an MSc Degree (Research) in Chemical & Process Engineering at University of Moratuwa. He obtained his PhD in Engineering (Materials) from University of Cambridge, UK in 2017. He has authored/co-authored several research publications which were presented at well-reputed journals and international/national conferences. In addition, he contributed over 20 book chapters in nanotechnology related areas with reputed publishers such as Elsevier, Springers and Wiley & Sons. In addition, he has two US patents on nanofertilizers to his name. He won a number of international and national awards including, The Adams Glinsman Research Awards from University of Cambridge, National Science and Technology Award 2010-Sri Lanka, Research excellence Award from University of Peradeniya and Presidential Awards for Scientific Publication in Sri Lanka. His research interests are nanocomposites for food and agriculture, energy storage and environmental remediation and, crystal engineering & mechanochemistry.

Ryan Rienzie is presently a Lecturer attached to the Department of Agricultural Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He obtained his B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Agricultural Technology and Management and M.Sc. degree in Plant Protection Technology from the same university. In addition to that he attended to a training on materials characterization at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK. He works as a Visiting Lecturer/ academic curriculum developer to other higher education institutes such as University of Sri Jayewardenepura, University of Vocational Technology and Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Institute. He has also experience by working in a number of projects funded by IFPRI, WFP, UNDP, World Bank, Government Ministries, authorities and non-Government organizations such as World Vision Lanka under various projects. Moreover, he is an elected member of the Institute of Biology of Sri Lanka (M.I. Biol) and a member of the Soil Science Society of Sri Lanka.

Nadun H. Madanayake is a Lecturer at the Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Microbiology from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 2019. After that he admitted to the M.Sc. degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He has authored several research publications and contributed to many book chapters in the field of nanotechnology published by reputed publishers such Elsevier and Springers. In addition, he engaged in two innovative products namely UV air purifier and KDU ventilator pro which are timely useful in combating COVID-19 pandemic with General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. His current research interests are green synthesis of nanomaterials, applied microbiology and nanofertilizers.