Fundamental Biomaterials: Ceramics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081022030, 9780081022047

Fundamental Biomaterials: Ceramics

1st Edition

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Editors: Sabu Thomas Preetha Balakrishnan M.S. Sreekala
Paperback ISBN: 9780081022030
eBook ISBN: 9780081022047
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 20th February 2018
Page Count: 498
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Table of Contents

1. Ceramic Biomaterials: An Introductory overview
2. Development of a Ceramic-Controlled Piezoelectric of Single Disc for Biomedical Applications
3. Ceramics as biomaterials for dental restoration
4. Ceramic biomaterials for tissue engineering
5. Inert ceramics
6. Bioactive glass ceramics
7. Bioceramics as drug delivery system
8. Bioceramics in orthopaedics
9. Mesoporous Ceramics as Drug Delivery Systems
10. Corrosion of Ceramic Materials
11. Nanostructural Bioceramics and applications
12. Bioactive Glass-Ceramic Scaffolds with High-Strength for Orthopedic Applications
13. Synthesis, Microstructure and Properties of High-Strength Porous Ceramics
14. Characterization and stability of bioactive ceramic composite material and bonding to bone
15. Optical behavior of current ceramic systems
16. Long-term clinical success of all-ceramic posterior restorations
17. Reducing the failure potential of ceramic-based restorations: Ceramic inlays, crowns, veneers, and bridges
18. Recent developments in restorative dental ceramics
19. Degradative effects of the biological environment on ceramics
20. Toxicity of Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications


Fundamental Biomaterials: Ceramics provides current information on ceramics and their conversion from base materials to medical devices. Initial chapters review biomedical applications and types of ceramics, with subsequent sections focusing on the properties of ceramics, and on corrosion, degradation and wear of ceramic biomaterials. The book is ideal for researchers and professionals in the development stages of design, but is also helpful to medical researchers who need to understand and communicate the requirements of a biomaterial for a specific application.

This title is the second in a three volume set, with each reviewing the most important and commonly used classes of biomaterials and providing comprehensive information on material properties, behavior, biocompatibility and applications. In addition, with the recent introduction of a number of interdisciplinary bio-related undergraduate and graduate programs, this book will be an appropriate reference volume for large number of students at undergraduate and post graduate levels

Key Features

  • Provides current information on findings and developments of ceramics and their conversion from base materials to medical devices
  • Includes analyses of the types of ceramics and a discussion of a range of biomedical applications and essential properties, including information on corrosion, degradation and wear, and lifetime prediction of ceramic biomaterials
  • Explores both theoretical and practical aspects of ceramics in biomaterials


Materials scientists, biomedical engineers


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About the Editors

Sabu Thomas Editor

Professor Sabu Thomas is Professor of Polymer Science & Technology and Honorary Director of the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is a prolific researcher, with 420 international papers, 6122 total citations, 2 patents, 18 books and a total of over 625 publications to his name, and is listed as one of the most productive researchers in India by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Prof. Thomas is a recognized authority in the field of polymer-based materials, and established the state-of-the-art lab in polymer science and nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University. He has been a visiting professor at many polymer research laboratories in Europe and Asia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Preetha Balakrishnan Editor

Preetha Balakrishnan is an INSPIRE doctoral Fellow. Her area of interest is Polymer Science incorporating Nano materials, and topic of research is Starch based nanocomposites at IIUCNN, M.G. University, Kottayam, in the group of Prof. Sabu Thomas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

M.S. Sreekala Editor

Dr. M S Sreekala is an Assistant Professor in the Post Graduate Department of Chemistry at Sree Sankara College Kalady, India. Dr. Sreekala specialises in polymer engineering and has 14 years’ experience in the field. She serves as a reviewer for several international journals, including the Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sree Sankara College, Kalady, India