Fundamental Biomaterials: Metals

Fundamental Biomaterials: Metals

1st Edition - July 19, 2018

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Preetha Balakrishnan, M.S. Sreekala
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022054
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081022061

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Fundamental Biomaterials: Metals provides current information on the development of metals and their conversion from base materials to medical devices. Chapters analyze the properties of metals and discuss a range of biomedical applications, with a focus on orthopedics. While the book will be of great use to researchers and professionals in the development stages of design for more appropriate target materials, it will also help medical researchers understand, and more effectively communicate, the requirements for a specific application. With the recent introduction of a number of interdisciplinary bio-related undergraduate and graduate programs, this book will be an appropriate reference volume for students. It represents the second volume in a three volume set, each of which reviews the most important and commonly used classes of biomaterials, providing comprehensive information on materials properties, behavior, biocompatibility and applications.

Key Features

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


Materials scientists, biomedical engineers, medical professionals working in device and application design and orthopaedics

Table of Contents

  • 1. Metallic Biomaterials: state of the art and new challenges
    2. Degradable metallic biomaterials: the concept, current developments and future directions
    3. Theory modelling and stimulation of metallic biomaterials
    4. Micro- and Nanopatterning of Biomaterial Surfaces
    5. Bioactive metallic surfaces for bone tissue engineering
    6. Wear Characteristics and Fatigue behavior of Metallic Biomaterials
    7. Degradable metallic biomaterials for cardiovascular applications
    8. Nanostructured Biomimetic, Bioresponsive, and Bioactive Biomaterials
    9. Metallic biomaterials for dental implant systems
    10. Enhancing the mechanical and biological performance of a metallic biomaterial for orthopedic applications
    11. Interface Influence of Materials and Surface Modifications
    12. Metallic biomaterials for bone support and replacement
    13. Surface modification of metallic bone implants-porous coating for bone ingrowth
    14. Biomaterials and Biotechnology Schemes Utilizing TiO2 Nanotube Arrays
    15. Optical Detection of Protein Adsorption on Doped Titanium Surface
    16. Biocompatible coatings for metallic biomaterials
    17. Magnesium and its alloys as orthopedic biomaterials
    18. Orthopedical and biomedical applications of titanium and zirconium metals
    19. The Use of Porous Tantalum for Reconstructing Bone Loss in Orthopaedic Surgery
    20. Reactions of metal in human body and cytotoxicity of metallic biomaterials
    21. Ti-Based Bulk Metallic Glasses for Biomedical Applications
    22. Life cycle analysis of metallic biomaterials

Product details

  • No. of pages: 438
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: July 19, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022054
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081022061

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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