Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Biomedical Applications

Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Biomedical Applications

1st Edition - June 15, 2019

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  • Editors: Sarat Kumar Swain, Mohammad Jawaid
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128168929
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128167717

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Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Biomedical Applications addresses the challenges researchers face regarding the creation of nanostructured polymer composites that not only have superior performance and mechanical properties, but also have acceptable biological function. This book discusses current efforts to meet this challenge by discussing the multidisciplinary nature of nanostructured polymer composite biomaterials from various fields, including materials science, polymer science, biomedical engineering and biomedicine. This compilation of existing knowledge will lead to the generation of new terminology and definitions across individual disciplines. As such, this book will help researchers and engineers develop new products and devices for use in effective medical treatment.

Key Features

  • Summarizes the most recent strategies to develop nanostructured polymer composite biomaterials for biomedicine
  • Outlines the major preparation and characterization techniques for a range of polymer nanocomposites used in biomedicine
  • Explores the design of new types of nanostructured polymer composites for applications in drug delivery, tissue engineering, gene therapy and bone replacement


Materials scientists, polymer scientists, biomedical engineers, biomedical researchers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Biomedical Applications of Nanostructured Polymeric
    2. Recent Advances in Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Biomedical Applications
    3. Micromechanical Characterization of Poly(Lactic Acid)/Halloysite Bionanocomposite Membrane
    4. Mechanical and Biodegradation Properties of Nanostructured Polymer Composites Under Degradation Behavior
    5. Electrospun Matrices from Natural Polymers for Skin Regeneration
    6. Nanostructure7. Carbohydrate-Based Nanohydrogels for Drug-Delivery Applications
    8. Recently Emerging Trends in Bone Replacement Polymer Nanocomposites
    9. Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Bio-Applications
    10. Nanostructured Biopolymers for Application as Drug-Delivery Vehicles
    11. Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Gene Delivery
    12. Nanostructured Polymer Biocomposites: Pharmaceutical Applications
    13. Use of Nanostructured Polymer in the Delivery of Drugs for Cancer Therapy
    14. Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Dental Fillings
    15. Chitosan-Based Nanobiocomposites for Wound-Healing Applications
    16. Biomedical Applications of Polymer/Layered Double Hydroxide Bionanocomposites
    17. Nanotechnology in Cancer Treatment as a Trojan Horse: From the Bench to Preclinical Studies
    18. Layered Double Hydroxide-Decorated Hydrogel for Biomedical Applications
    19. Polymeric Composites for Joint Replacement
    20. Processing and Biomedical Applications of Polymer/Organo-modified Clay Bionanocomposites
    21. Antimicrobial Activities of Graphene22. Graphene Oxide for Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy
    23. Recent Advances in Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Biomedical Applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 552
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: June 15, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128168929
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128167717

About the Editors

Sarat Kumar Swain

Prof. Sarat Kumar Swain is a Professor of Chemistry at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla, Sambalpur, India, since 2011. Before joining VSSUT, he worked at North Odisha University (now renamed as Sriram Chandra Bhaanja Deo University), as Associate Professor, and was formerly Dean (Academic Affairs), Dean (PG Studies & Research), and Head of the Department of Chemistry at VSSUT. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA after receiving his Doctoral degree from Utkal University, and also worked as a visiting researcher at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced and Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru. Prof. Swain has more than 25 years of experience in teaching and research, and his interests include hybrid nanomaterials, advanced materials, and applications in environmental remediation and decarbonization. He has published over 120 research papers in SCI indexed international journals of repute, authored or edited 5 books and 35 book chapters, and published two patents (one in the USA and one in India).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, Veer Surendra Sai University Technology, Odisha, India

Mohammad Jawaid

Professor Jawaid has more than 16 years of experience in teaching, research, and industries. His areas of research interests includes hybrid composites, lignocellulosic reinforced/filled polymer composites, advance materials: graphene/nanoclay/fire retardant, modification and treatment of lignocellulosic fibers and solid wood, biopolymers and biopolymers for packaging applications, nanocomposites and nanocellulose fibers, and polymer blends. He has published 38 books, 65 book chapters, more than 350 peer-reviewed international journal papers; in addition to 2 patents and 6 copyrights. He is the founding Series Editor of Composite Science and Technology Book Series from Springer-Nature, and also Series Editor of Springer Proceedings in Materials, Springer-Nature. Beside that he is also member of International Advisory Board of Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials. He worked as guest editor of special issues of SN Applied Science, Current Organic Synthesis and Current Analytical Chemistry, International Journal of Polymer Science, IOP Conference Proceeding. He also in Editorial Board Member of Journal of Polymers and The Environment, Journal of Plastics Technology, Applied Science and Engineering Progress Journal, Journal of Asian Science, Technology and Innovation and the Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Fellow (Professor), Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

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