1st Edition

Nanotechnology Platforms for Antiviral Challenges Fundamentals, Applications and Advances

Edited By Soney C George, Ann Rose Abraham Copyright 2023
    176 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Nanotechnology provides an innovative platform for drug delivery and antiviral actions. This book discusses the utilization of nano-based formulations for the control of viral agents. The antiviral potential of green synthesized silver, chitosan nanoparticles encapsulating curcumin, photoinduced antiviral carbon nanohorns, and the role of carbon-based materials like fullerenes and carbon nanotubes in the repression of viral antigens are explained. The book also covers nanomaterial-based solutions for SARS-CoV-2 and other viral infections.


    • Explains theory and practical applications of nanomaterials as antiviral agents
    • Reviews upscaling of nanomaterials from laboratory to fabrication stage
    • Illustrates nanocurcumin, silver nanoparticles, and carbon nanoparticles for biomedical applications
    • Highlights role of nanotechnology in effectively combating viral infections and pandemics
    • Includes case studies of specific pharma companies

    This book is aimed at researchers, graduate students in materials science, microbiology and virology, and pharmaceutical sciences.

    1. A reflection of antiviral potential of functional nanoparticles
    Amala Rose Augustine, Ann Rose Abraham and Soney C George

    2. An overview of applications of nanotechnology in the antimicrobial field

    Sartaj Ahmad Mir, Vipin Shrotriya, Md. Amzad Hossain, and M Burhanuz Zaman

    3. Antiviral polymers for food safety
    Ruby Varghese, Namitha Vijay, Yogesh Bharat Dalvi

    4. Antiviral biopolymers for food packaging applications 
    Tannu Garg, Gaurav Sharma, Rohit Verma, and Tejendra K Gupta

    5. Toxicology of nanoparticle-based pharmaceuticals
    Binu Prakash

    6. Quantum dots: Can it be a potential antiviral agent and nano-carrier tool for efficient drug delivery for combating viral infections?

    Tabassum Khair Barbhuiya, Nirupam Das and Partha Palit

    7. Small molecule antivirals to nanoparticles: The need of the hour to combat pandemics
    Sara Jones, Karthika Suryaletha and Akhila Velappan Savithri

    8. Nanotechnology in antiviral treatment againstcoronavirus
    Sasidharan Venkataramanan, Gad Elsayed Mohamed Salem, Neetu Talreja, Divya Chauhan, Mangalaraja Ramalinga Viswanathan, and Mohammad Ashfaq



    Soney C George, PhD, is Dean of Research and Director of the Amal Jyothi Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Kerala, India. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, and a recipient of "best researcher of the year" award in 2018 from APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram, India. He has also received awards such as best faculty award from the Indian Society for Technical Education, best citation award from the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, a fast-track award of young scientists by Department of Science & Technology, India, and an Indian young scientist award instituted by the Indian Science Congress Association. He did his postdoctoral studies at the University of Blaise Pascal, France, and Inha University, South Korea. He has published and presented almost 200 publications in journals and at conferences. His major research fields are polymer nanocomposites, polymer membranes, polymer tribology, pervaporation, and supercapacitors. He has guided eight PhD scholars and 95 student projects.

    Ann Rose Abraham, Ph.D., received her M. Sc, M. Phil and Ph.D degrees in Physics from School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. Her Ph.D thesis was on the title ‘Development of Hybrid Mutliferroic Materials for Tailored Applications’. She has expertise in the field of materials science, nanomagnetic materials, multiferroics and polymeric nanocomposites, etc. She has research experience at various national institutes like Bose Institute, SAHA Institute of Nuclear Physics, UGC-DAE CSR Centre, Kolkata and collaborations with various international laboratories like University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Institute of Physics Belgrade, etc. She is the recipient of Young Researcher award in Physics, a prestigious forum to show case the intellectual capability. Dr. Ann is currently working as an Assistant Professor, Assumption College, Changanassery. She served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Sciences, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University. Dr. Ann is frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She has taught students at postgraduate level at the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and mentored postgraduate students in their research projects. She has authored many book chapters and edited books with Taylor and Francis, Elsevier, etc. She has good number of publications to her credit in many peer reviewed high impact journals of international repute.