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Structural Biomaterials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128188316, 9780128188323

Structural Biomaterials

1st Edition

Properties, Characteristics, and Selection

Editor: Cuie Wen
Paperback ISBN: 9780128188316
eBook ISBN: 9780128188323
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 6th April 2021
Page Count: 462
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction
1. Introduction and overview
2. Characterisation of Biomaterials

Part 2 Metallic Biomaterials
3. Stainless Steels
4. Co-Cr-based alloys
5. Noble-metal alloys
6. Ti alloys
7. Biodegradable Alloys
8. Other Metallic Alloys

Part 3 Ceramic and Glass Biomaterials
9. Glasses
10. Metal Oxide Based Ceramics
11. Calcium based ceramics

Part 4 Polymer Biomaterials
12. Polymers


Structural Biomaterials: Properties, Characteristics, and Selection serves as a single point of reference to digest current research and develop a deeper understanding in the field of biomaterials engineering. This book uses a materials-focused approach, allowing the reader to quickly access specific, detailed information on biomaterials characterization and selection. Relevant to a range of readers, this book provides holistic coverage of the broad categories of structural biomaterials currently available and used in medical applications, highlighting the property requirements for structural biomaterials, their biocompatibility performance and their safety regulation in key categories such as metals, ceramics and polymers.

The materials science perspective of this text ensures the content is accessible even to those without an extensive background in applied medicine, positioning this text not just for students, but as an overview and reference for researchers, scientists and engineers entering the field from related materials science disciplines.

Key Features

  • Provides a unique, holistic approach, covering key biomaterials categories in one text, including metals, ceramics and polymers
  • Discusses advantages, disadvantages, biocompatibility performance and safety regulations, allowing for accurate materials selection in medical applications
  • Utilizes a materials science perspective, allowing those without an extensive applied medical background to learn about the field


New entrants to the field of biomaterials, including those without an extensive materials science background, and students studying materials engineering, prosthetics and applied biotechnology, biomedical engineering. Scientific community working in development of biomaterials and medical devices; Industry sector working in development of new biomaterials


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About the Editor

Cuie Wen

Cuie joined RMIT University as a Professor of Biomaterials Engineering in 2014 and she has been appointed Distinguished Professor in 2015. She was Professor of Surface Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology from 2010 to 2014. She worked at Deakin University from 2003 to 2010 as Research Fellow, Senior Researcher and Associate Professor. Cuie has published over 400 peer reviewed articles with an h-index 51 and citations over 9919 (Google Scholar). Cuie has supervised 10 postdoctoral research projects and 28 post graduate students to completion. She is an editorial board member for the journals of Acta Biomaterialia, Bioactive Materials, and International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing. Her research interests include new biocompatible titanium, magnesium, iron, zinc and their alloys and scaffolds for biomedical applications, surface modification, nanostructured metals, alloys and composites, metal foams and nanolaminates.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia