1. Biocompatibility, sterilization and materials selection for implant design;
2. Metals for medical implants;
5. Mechanical behavior of structural tissues;
Part II - Mechanics:
8. Failure theories;
9. Fracture mechanics;
11. Friction, lubrication and wear;
Part III - Case Studies:
12. Regulatory affairs and testing;
14. Cardiovascular devices;
15. Oral and maxillofacial devices;
16. Soft tissue replacements; Appendix A. Selected topics from mechanics of materials; Appendix B. Table of material properties of engineering biomaterials and tissues; Appendix C. Teaching methodologies in biomaterials; Glossary; List of symbols.
Lisa A. Pruitt is the Lawrence Talbot Chair of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. She recently served as the Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning and Outreach Education in the College of Engineering and has received numerous awards including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (2004) and the Graduate Student Instructor Mentor Award from the University of California, Berkeley (2009).
Ayyana M. Chakravartula
Ayyana M. Chakravartula received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005. She currently works at Exponent, Inc. in Menlo Park, CA, in its Mechanics and Materials practice. She has worked as a research scientist at the Cambridge Polymer Group in Boston, MA, and has served as an adjunct lecturer at Boston University. She has mentored numerous students, interns and research assistants in her graduate and postgraduate career.