Fundamental Biomaterials: Ceramics provides current information on ceramics and their conversion from base materials to medical devices. Initial chapters review biomedical applications and types of ceramics, with subsequent sections focusing on the properties of ceramics, and on corrosion, degradation and wear of ceramic biomaterials. The book is ideal for researchers and professionals in the development stages of design, but is also helpful to medical researchers who need to understand and communicate the requirements of a biomaterial for a specific application.
This title is the second in a three volume set, with each reviewing the most important and commonly used classes of biomaterials and providing comprehensive information on material properties, behavior, biocompatibility and applications. In addition, with the recent introduction of a number of interdisciplinary bio-related undergraduate and graduate programs, this book will be an appropriate reference volume for large number of students at undergraduate and post graduate levels
- Provides current information on findings and developments of ceramics and their conversion from base materials to medical devices
- Includes analyses of the types of ceramics and a discussion of a range of biomedical applications and essential properties, including information on corrosion, degradation and wear, and lifetime prediction of ceramic biomaterials
- Explores both theoretical and practical aspects of ceramics in biomaterials
1. Ceramic Biomaterials: An Introductory overview 2. Development of a Ceramic-Controlled Piezoelectric of Single Disc for Biomedical Applications 3. Ceramics as biomaterials for dental restoration 4. Ceramic biomaterials for tissue engineering 5. Inert ceramics 6. Bioactive glass ceramics 7. Bioceramics as drug delivery system 8. Bioceramics in orthopaedics 9. Mesoporous Ceramics as Drug Delivery Systems 10. Corrosion of Ceramic Materials 11. Nanostructural Bioceramics and applications 12. Bioactive Glass-Ceramic Scaffolds with High-Strength for Orthopedic Applications 13. Synthesis, Microstructure and Properties of High-Strength Porous Ceramics 14. Characterization and stability of bioactive ceramic composite material and bonding to bone 15. Optical behavior of current ceramic systems 16. Long-term clinical success of all-ceramic posterior restorations 17. Reducing the failure potential of ceramic-based restorations: Ceramic inlays, crowns, veneers, and bridges 18. Recent developments in restorative dental ceramics 19. Degradative effects of the biological environment on ceramics 20. Toxicity of Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications
Professor Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas's ground breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, CRSI medal and Sukumar Maithy award. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Professor Thomas has published over 720 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 54 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova etc. He is the inventor of 4 patents. The h index of Prof. Thomas is 78 and has more than 26811 citations.Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has already supervised 74 Ph.D theses.
Preetha Balakrishnan is an INSPIRE doctoral Fellow. Her area of interest is Polymer Science incorporating Nano materials, and topic of research is Starch based nanocomposites at IIUCNN, M.G. University, Kottayam, in the group of Prof. Sabu Thomas.
Dr. M S Sreekala is an Assistant Professor in the Post Graduate Department of Chemistry at Sree Sankara College Kalady, India. Dr. Sreekala specialises in polymer engineering and has 14 years' experience in the field. She serves as a reviewer for several international journals, including the Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology.