Despite advances in alternative materials, metals are still the biomaterial of choice for a number of clinical applications such as dental, orthopedic and cardiac implants. However, there are a number of intrinsic problems associated with implanting metal in the biological environment, such as wear, corrosion, biocompatibility and toxicity, which must be addressed. Modern technology has enabled scientists to modify metal surfaces or apply special coatings to metals to improve their performance safety. Surface Coating and Modification of Metallic Biomaterials will discuss the most important modification techniques and coatings for metals, first covering the fundamentals of metals as a biomaterial and then exploring surface modification techniques and coatings.
- An expansive overview of surface modification techniques for biomedical use
- In-depth exploration of issues arising from metal biomaterial use
- Includes examples of applications in a clinical setting
Part Two: Surface modification techniques for metallic biomaterials 3 Laser surface modification of metallic biomaterials 4 Plasma surface modification of metallic biomaterials 5 Chemical surface modification of metallic biomaterials 6 Sol-gel surface modification of metallic biomaterials 7 Biomimetic surface modification of metallic biomaterials 8 New nanoscale surface modification of metallic biomaterials
Part Three: Applications of surface modification and coatings 9 Functionalization of metallic surfaces for biomedical applications 10 Corrosion in Mg and its surface modification for biomedical applications 11 Biocompatible coatings for metallic biomaterials 12 Coatings for osseointegration of metallic biomaterials 13 Bioactive polymer-calcium phosphate composite coatings by EPD 14 Antibacterial coatings for metallic biomaterials 15 Degradable coatings for metallic biomaterials
Cuie has published over 280 peer reviewed original publications in total and these publications have been cited for over 2000 times with an h index 20. She has also delivered over 170 keynote, invited and oral presentations at national and international conferences.
Her research interests include metallic biomaterials, surface coating/modification of metals and alloys, development of porous metallic biomaterials (Ti, Mg, and their alloys and composites), porous metals for light weight structures (Ti, Al, Mg and their alloys), batteries, nanolaminates and nanostructured metals, alloys and composites with physical and mechanical properties.