Fundamental Biomaterials: Ceramics

Fundamental Biomaterials: Ceramics

1st Edition - February 16, 2018

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Preetha Balakrishnan, M.S. Sreekala
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022030
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081022047

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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

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 498
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: February 16, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022030
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081022047

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas, an outstanding Alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur, is one of India’s most renowned scientists in the area of Polymers. After completing his Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur (1984-1987), he joined MG University as a Lecturer in 1997 and later became its Vice Chancellor. He has taken up a large number of visiting assignments abroad. Under his leadership, the University has been ranked 713th by TIMES, 30th in NIRF and the best University inKerala. He has supervised 120 Ph.D. students, authored 1,300 publications and edited 150 books earning him a H-index of 112 and 60,000 citations. He has received Honoris Causa degrees from Russia and France and obtained grants amounting to Rs. 30 crores for research funding from India and abroad. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists and 2nd in India by the Stanford University Ranking in Polymers. He was elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. Considering his excellent contributions in teaching, research and administration, Prof. Thomas is the best candidate for the outstanding Alumnus award of IIT KGP.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, and Director of the School of Energy Materials, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Preetha Balakrishnan

Preetha Balakrishnan is Principal Scientist at ADSO Naturals Private Limited, Banglore, Karnataka, India. 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

Principal Scientist, ADSO Naturals Private Limited, Banglore, Karnataka, India

M.S. Sreekala

Dr M.S. Sreekala is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Postgraduate Research Department of Chemistry, Sree Sankara College, Kalady, India. Her research interests include polymer composites, biodegradable and green composites, and thermosetting materials. She has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has edited 6 books. Dr. Sreekala received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, and conducted research at the Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. She was also awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Tokyo, Japan, and conducted research at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Japan. She has organized many national and international conferences and delivered invited talks at many international conferences within India and abroad.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Post Graduate Department of Chemistry, Sree Sankara College Kalady, Kalady, Kerala, India

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