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Fundamentals of BioNanomaterials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128241479

Fundamentals of BioNanomaterials

1st Edition

Editors: Ahmed Barhoum Jaison Jeevanandam Michael Danquah
Paperback ISBN: 9780128241479
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 650
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Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals of Bionanomaterials
1. Introduction to bionanotechnology and bionanomaterials
2. Types and classifications of bionanomaterials
3. Roles of bionanomaterials in nature: plants, animals, human
4. Chemical structure and of bionanomaterials
5. Self‐assembly of bionanomaterials

Part II: Experimental setup and synthesis techniques
6. Physical techniques for synthesis of bionanomaterials
7. Chemical techniques for synthesis of bionanomaterials
8. Biological techniques for synthesis of bionanomaterials
9. Extraction of bionanomaterials from natural sources
10. Synthesis of polymer-based bionanomaterials
11. Synthesis of ceramic-based bionanomaterials
12. Synthesis of metal-based bionanomaterials
13. Synthesis of metal oxide-based bionanomaterials
14. Synthesis of carbon-based bionanomaterials
15. Synthesis of bionanomaterials from waste materials

Part III: Surface functionalization and processing techniques
16. Gas phase modification of bionanomaterials
17. Liquid phase modification of bionanomaterials
18. Surface grafting towards high-performance bionanomaterials
19. DNA nanoengineering
20. Surface functionalization of bionanomaterials for textile applications
21. Surface functionalization of nano-bioglass

Part IV: Unique properties and characterization of nanocelluloses
22. Toxicity of nanomaterials
23. Antibacterial properties of nanomaterials
24. Biocompatibility of bionanomaterials
25. Antimicrobial properties of nanomaterials
26. Characterization of bionanomaterials
27. Challenges and future aspects for commercialization of bionanomaterials


Fundamentals of Bionanomaterials covers the fundamental aspects, experimental setup, synthesis, properties, and characterization of different types of bionanomaterials. Sections cover the different structure and unique properties of bionanomaterials that can be obtained by modifying their morphology and composition, highlighting a wide range of fabrication techniques and critical processing parameters. Bionanomaterials have drawn much attention for their use in a range of industrial applications, including scaffolds, dental implants, drug delivery, dialysis, biobatteries, biofuel cells, air purification, and more. This is an important reference source for anyone seeking to gain a solid understanding on the characterization, properties and processing of bionanomaterial classes.

Bionanomaterials are molecular materials composed partially or completely of biological molecules or key biological structures such as proteins, enzymes, viruses, DNA, biopolymers, metals, metal oxides, and carbon nanomaterials with characteristic bioactivity. Hence, the intensive research in this area is moving towards the design and use of bionanomaterials for industrial applications.

Key Features

  • Explains the major properties and characterization techniques for a range of bionanomaterial classes
  • Discusses the commercialization of different types of bionanomaterials for a variety of industry sectors
  • Highlights the challenges and interdisciplinary perspective of bionanomaterials in science, biology, engineering, medicine, and technology, incorporating both fundamentals and applications


Materials scientists and engineers


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About the Editors

Ahmed Barhoum

Dr. Ahmed Barhoum is an enthusiastic, dedicated researcher with more than 15 years of experience in materials science and nanomanufacturing engineering. Dr. Ahmed Barhoum is a Senior Lecturer (tenured) of Nanotechnology in the Chemistry Department at Helwan University in Egypt. He obtained his Ph.D. and Postdoc-fellowship in Chemical Engineering from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and he was also previously a researcher at Grenoble Institute of Technology (France, 2012), Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany, 2015), and Institut du Europeen Membrane (France, 2016), Université de Montpellier (France, 2018-2019). His current research interests are related to the synthesis of nanoparticles, nanofibers, and thin films for applications in the fields of energy production, wastewater treatment, electrochemical biosensors, and drug delivery. Dr. Barhoum is also co-organizer of 4 conferences, editor of 6 handbooks published by Elsevier and Springer Nature, author and co-author of more than 80 publications (1300 citations), and effectively supervised 10 Ph.D. and master’s students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer of Nanotechnology, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Egypt

Jaison Jeevanandam

Dr. Jaison Jeevanandam obtained his Ph.D. in the Department of chemical engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science from Curtin University, Malaysia. His Ph.D. project is about ‘Novel nanomedicine for reversing insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes’ which involved cross-disciplinary research between physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering. He has experience in nanoparticle synthesis, especially in green synthesis using plant extracts, characterization, cytotoxic analysis of nanoparticles, and also in vitro diabetic models. His current research focuses on the application of bionanotechnology in the fabrication of nanoformulation to deliver drugs for the treatment of several diseases, especially diabetes. Till date, Dr. Jaison has authored about 19 book chapters, 29 journal articles and edited a book entitled ‘Research advances in Dynamic Light Scattering’ for Nova Science Publishers, along with some conference papers. Currently, he is working as a lecturer, life science, Academy of Competitive Examination and Research Training (ACERT), Chennai, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia

Michael Danquah

Dr Michael Danquah is Professor in the Civil & Chemical Engineering Department, at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA. His research area is in the utilization of bioprocess and biomolecular engineering principles to develop emerging biopharmaceuticals, biosensing and molecular separation systems, environmental bioremediation systems, biofuels and bio-products.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Civil and Chemical Engineering Department, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA