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Fundamentals of Bionanomaterials. Micro and Nano Technologies

  • Book

  • January 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5230611

Bionanomaterials are molecular materials composed partially or completely of biological molecules, key biological structures, such as proteins, enzymes, viruses, DNA, biopolymers as well as metal, metal oxides, and carbon nanomaterials with characteristic bioactivity. Bionanomaterials have drawn much attention for their use in a wide range of industrial applications from scaffolds, dental implants, drug delivery, dialysis, biobatteries, biofuel cells, air purification, and water treatment. Therefore, the intensive current research in this area is driven towards the designing and functionalization of bionanomaterials for industrial applications.

Fundamentals of Bionanomaterials covers the fundamental aspects, experimental setup, synthesis, properties, and characterization of the different types of bionanomaterial. It discusses the different structure and unique properties of bionanomaterials that can be obtained by modifying their morphology and composition, highlighting a wide range of fabrication techniques of bionanomaterials and critical processing parameters.

This is an important reference source for all those seeking to gain a solid understanding of the characterization, properties and processing a variety of bionanomaterial classes.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals of Bionanomaterials 1. Introduction to�bionanotechnology�and bionanomaterials 2. Types and classifications of bionanomaterials 3. Roles of bionanomaterials in nature: plants, animals, human 4.�Chemical structure and of bionanomaterials 5. Self-assembly of bionanomaterials

Part II: Experimental setup and synthesis techniques 6. Physical techniques for synthesis of bionanomaterials 7. Chemical techniques for synthesis of bionanomaterials 8. Biological techniques for synthesis of bionanomaterials 9. Extraction of bionanomaterials from natural sources 10. Synthesis of polymer-based bionanomaterials 11. Synthesis of ceramic-based bionanomaterials 12. Synthesis of metal-based bionanomaterials 13. Synthesis of metal oxide-based bionanomaterials 14. Synthesis of carbon-based bionanomaterials 15. Synthesis of bionanomaterials from waste materials

Part III: Surface functionalization and processing techniques 16. Gas phase modification of bionanomaterials 17. Liquid phase modification of bionanomaterials 18. Surface grafting towards high-performance bionanomaterials 19. DNA nanoengineering 20. Surface functionalization of bionanomaterials for textile applications 21. Surface functionalization of nano-bioglass

Part IV: Unique properties and characterization of nanocelluloses 22. Toxicity of nanomaterials 23. Antibacterial properties of nanomaterials 24. Biocompatibility of bionanomaterials 25. Antimicrobial properties of nanomaterials 26. Characterization of bionanomaterials 27. Challenges and future aspects for commercialization of bionanomaterials


Ahmed Barhoum Head of NanoStruc. Research Group, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Egypt; National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland. Dr. Ahmed Barhoum is an Associate Professor of nanomaterials science and Head of the Nanostruc Research Group (Helwan University). He is currently working at the DCU University (Ireland). His research interests include the synthesis of nanomaterials for catalysis, drug delivery, and biosensing. He has won several scientific awards and prizes: Helwan University Prizes (Egypt, 2020 & 2019), CAS Fellowship (China, 2019), IFE Fellowships (France, 2012 & 2018), FWO Fellowships (Belgium, 2015 & 2016), Medastar Erasmus Mundus (Belgium, 2012), Welcome Program (Italy, 2012) and many more. He serves as an expert evaluator for the National Science Centre (NCN, Poland), Czech Science Foundation (GACR, Russia), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, Switzerland), and Innovators Support Fund (ISF, Egypt), among others. He is on the editorial board of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Frontiers in Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, and editor of 10 handbooks (Elsevier and Springer Nature), PI/Co-PI of 12 projects, and co-author of 150 publications. Jaison Jeevanandam Senior Researcher, CQM - Centro De Quimica Da Madeira, MMRG, Universidade Da Madeira, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Dr. Jaison Jeevanandam is currently working as a senior researcher in Centro De Quimica Da Madeira (CQM - Center for Chemistry), University of Madeira, Portugal. He obtained his Ph.D. in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science from Curtin University, Malaysia. He has experience in nanoparticle synthesis, especially in the green synthesis using plant extracts, characterization, cytotoxic analysis of nanoparticles, and in vitro analysis in diabetic models. His current research focuses on the application of nanobiotechnology in the development of nanoformulations for drug delivery systems. He has won several awards, including 'Best teacher award 2019' from Academy of competitive exam and research training (ACERT, Chennai), India; Gold medal in 3rd World Invention Innovation Contest (WiC) in 2017 from Korea Invention News (South Korea); Special honor of invention award, 3rd World Invention Innovation Contest (WiC) in 2017 from Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills (TISIAS) (Canada). Dr. Jaison has authored +50 articles. Further, Dr. Jaison serves as a journal editor for Bio-integration (China) and International Archives of Biomedical and Engineering Sciences (India), as well as an invited editor for special issue in applied sciences (MDPI), Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Research topic coordinator) and Frontiers in molecular biosciences; and reviewer for 10+ journals. Michael K Danquah Chemical Engineering Department, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN, USA. Dr. Danquah is a full Professor and the Director of Chemical Engineering Program at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, United States. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Chartered Scientist (CSci) and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Dr. Danquah's research focuses on the utilization of bioprocess and biomolecular engineering principles to develop emerging biopharmaceuticals, biosensing and molecular separation systems; environmental bioremediation systems; and biofuels and bio-products. Dr. Danquah's research findings are well published and cited with over 230 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference publications and technical reports. His research has also resulted in intellectual properties and patent applications, large-scale manufacturing plants, and commercialized products and formulations.