Microbes and Plant Assisted Synthesis of Nanoparticles, Mechanisms and Applications

1st Edition - May 20, 2021

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  • Editors: Sougata Ghosh, Thomas Webster
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228784
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231159

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Nanobiotechnology: Microbes and Plant Assisted Synthesis of Nanoparticles, Mechanisms and Applications covers in detail the green synthesis of nanostructures of tailor-made size, shape and physico-chemical and opto-electronic properties. The rationale behind the selection of bacteria, cyanobacteria, algae, fungi, virus and medicinal plants for the synthesis of biologically active exotic nanoparticles for biomedical applications is also part of this book. It also explores metal recovery, bioconversion, detoxification and removal of heavy metals using nanobiotechnology and discusses the potential of nanobiotechnology to address environmental pollution and toxicity. The book further covers the economic and commercial aspects of such green nanobiotechnology initiatives, its current status in intellectual property rights like patents filed so far globally, technology transfers, and market potential. This information enables one to decipher the scope of biogenic nanoparticles and its prospects.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview on the general and applied aspects on nanotechnology
  • Gives the scope of exploring bacteria, fungi, algae, virus and medicinal plants for the synthesis of exotic nanoparticles
  • Furnishes a comprehensive report on the underlying molecular mechanisms behind the biosynthesis of nanoparticles
  • Outlines sustainable alternative strategies of bioremediation of heavy metals, metal recovery, detoxification and bioconversion using nanobiotechnology
  • Explores the promises of patenting, technology transfer and commercialization potential of biogenic nanoparticles


Scientists and research scholars working in the areas of material science, physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, microbiology, biotechnology, recombinant DNA technology, mycology, algal biology, scientists, molecular biologists, environmental science, microbiology and cancer biology. Industrial researchers working in healthcare, food packaging, biosensors, textiles, agriculture, wastewater management, environmental monitoring, bioremediation and bio-metallurgy

Table of Contents

  • 1. Nanobiotechnology: Methods, Applications and Future Prospects
    2. Characterization techniques for nanoparticles
    3. Nanotheranostics and biocompatibility
    4. Bacteriogenic silver nanoparticles: Mechanisms and applications
    5. Bacteriogenic gold nanoparticles: Mechanisms and applications
    6. Mycosynthesis of silver nanoparticles: Mechanism and applications
    7. Mycosynthesis of gold nanoparticles: Mechanism and applications
    8. Genetically modified microbes for nanbiotechnology
    9. Viruses and nanotechnology
    10. Algae assisted synthesis of nanoparticles
    11. Phytogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles: Mechanisms and applications
    12. Phytogenic synthesis of gold nanoparticles: Mechanisms and applications
    13. Biological synthesis of platinum, palladium, copper and zinc nanostructures
    14. Biological synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles
    15. Heavy metal removal by nanobiotechnology
    16. Detoxification and bioconversion of arsenic and chromium
    17. Nanobiotechnology for e-waste management
    18. Metal recovery using nanobiotechnology
    19. Functionalized biogenic nanoparticles and their applications
    20. Patents, technology transfer, commercialization aspects of biogenic nanoparticles

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: May 20, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228784
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231159

About the Editors

Sougata Ghosh

Dr. Sougata Ghosh is a visiting professor in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand. He was a visiting professor at Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University in Boston, USA. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, School of Science, RK. University in India. He obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Savitribai Phule Pune University in India. He is the principal investigator of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India-funded Foldscope Research Project. He has published extensively and has addressed numerous international conferences including IJAS-2017 at Harvard University, ITNANO, Northeastern University, Boston, USA; ASM Biodefense, Washington D.C., USA; Nano-Bio-Med 2013, Trieste, Italy and BioMicroWorld2013, Madrid, Spain.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand

Thomas Webster

Thomas Webster
Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 107; Google Scholar) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995; USA) and in biomedical engineering from RPI (Ph.D., 2000; USA). He has served as a professor at Purdue (2000–2005), Brown (2005–2012), and Northeastern (2012–2021; serving as Chemical Engineering Department Chair from 2012–2019) Universities and has formed over a dozen companies who have numerous FDA approved medical products currently improving human health. He currently serves as a professor, biomedical engineering, Hebei University of Technology and Professor, Center for Biomaterials, Vellore Institute of Technology. Prof. Webster’s research explores the use of nanotechnology in numerous applications. Specifically, his research addresses the design, synthesis, and evaluation of nanophase materials (i.e., materials with fundamental length scales less than 100 nm) as more effective biomedical materials. He has directed numerous international centers in biomaterials and has graduated over 200 students with over 750 peer-reviewed publications. His research on nanomedicine has received attention in media including MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, PBS DragonFly TV, ABC Nightly News via the Ivanhoe Medical Breakthrough Segment, Fox News, the Weather Channel, NBC Today Show, NBC Nightly News, National Geographic TV series on the future of medicine, ABC Boston, Discovery Channel, and more. His work has been on display at the London and Boston Science Museums. He has helped to organize 27 conferences emphasizing nanotechnology in medicine and has organized over 83 symposia at numerous conferences emphasizing biological interactions with nanomaterials. Prof. Webster has received numerous honors including but not limited to: 2002, Biomedical Engineering Society Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award; 2003, Outstanding Young Investigator Award Purdue University College of Engineering; 2005, American Association of Nanomedicine Young Investigator Award; 2005, Coulter Foundation Young Investigator Award; 2006, Fellow, American Association of Nanomedicine; 2010, Distinguished Lecturer in Nanomedicine, University of South Florida; 2011, Outstanding Leadership Award for the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES); 2012, Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE, representing the top 2% of all medical and biological engineers); 2013, Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society; 2014, Fellow, Ernst Strugmann; 2016, Fellow, College of Fellows of the International Union of Biomaterials Sciences and Engineering; 2016, Wenzhou 580 Award; 2016, Zeijiang 1000 Talent Program; 2016, SCOPUS Highly Cited Research (Top 1% Materials Science); 2016, Hsun Chinese Academy of Sciences Award; 2017, Fellow, National Associate of Inventors; 2017, Acta Biomaterialia Silver Award (given to researchers under the age of 45); 2019, Overseas Fellow, Royal Society for Medicine; 2020, World Top 2% Scientist by Citations (PLOS); 2020, SCOPUS Highly Cited Research (Top 1% Mixed Fields); and others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Hebei, China and Professor, Center for Biomaterials, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India

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