+353-1-416-8900REST OF WORLD
+44-20-3973-8888REST OF WORLD
1-917-300-0470EAST COAST U.S
1-800-526-8630U.S. (TOLL FREE)

Applications of Polymers in Surgery

  • PDF Icon


  • 224 Pages
  • May 2022
  • Materials Research Forum
  • ID: 5571438
There is much interest in polymers as biomaterials for medical applications. The aim is to develop polymers with tailor made mechanical properties that exhibit good durability and biodegradation properties and can be easily sterilized without alteration in properties. These materials can be implanted in the body to provide a special prosthetic function. They can also be used in surgical, diagnostics and therapeutic applications.

About the Editors

Dr. Inamuddin is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He obtained Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) University, Meerut, India, in 2002. He received his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry and, more specifically, Renewable Energy and Environment. He has worked on different research projects as project fellow and senior research fellow funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. He has received Fast Track Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology, India, to work in the area of bending actuators and artificial muscles. He has also received the Sir Syed Young Researcher of the Year Award 2020 from Aligarh Muslim University.

He has completed four major research projects sanctioned by University Grant Commission, Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Council of Science and Technology, India. He has published 199 research articles in international journals of repute and nineteen book chapters in knowledge-based book editions published by renowned international publishers. He has published 150 edited books with Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (U.S.A.), CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Trans Tech Publications Ltd. (Switzerland), IntechOpen Limited (U.K.), Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.) and Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A). He is a member of various journals’ editorial boards. He is also serving as Associate Editor for journals (Environmental Chemistry Letter, Applied Water Science and Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration, Springer-Nature), Frontiers Section Editor (Current Analytical Chemistry, Bentham Science Publishers), Editorial Board Member (Scientific Reports-Nature), Editor (Eurasian Journal of Analytical Chemistry), and Review Editor (Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers, U.K.) He is also guest-editing various special thematic special issues to the journals of Elsevier, Bentham Science Publishers, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

He has attended as well as chaired sessions in various international and national conferences. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow, leading a research team at the Creative Research Initiative Center for Bio-Artificial Muscle, Hanyang University, South Korea, in the field of renewable energy, especially biofuel cells. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in the field of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and computational fluid dynamics of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He is a life member of the Journal of the Indian Chemical Society. His research interest includes ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors and bending actuators.

Dr. Tariq Altalhi, joined the Department of Chemistry at Taif University, Saudi Arabia as Assistant Professor in 2014. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Adelaide, Australia in the year 2014 with a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. He was promoted to the position of the head of the Chemistry Department at Taif university in 2017 and Vice Dean of Science college in 2019 till now. In 2015, one of his works was nominated for Green Tech awards from Germany, Europe’s largest environmental and business prize, amongst top 10 entries. He has co-edited various scientific books. His group is involved in fundamental multidisciplinary research in nanomaterial synthesis and engineering, characterization, and their application in molecular separation, desalination, membrane systems, drug delivery, and biosensing. In addition, he has established key contacts with major industries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Mohammad Luqman has 12+ years of post-PhD experience in Teaching, Research, and Administration. Currently, he is serving as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in Taibah University, Saudi Arabia. Before joining here, he served as an Assistant Professor in the College of Applied Science at A’Sharqiyah University, Oman, and in the College of Engineering at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He served as a Research Engineer in SAMSUNG Cheil Industries, South Korea. Moreover, he served as a post-doctoral fellow at Artificial Muscle Research Center, Konkuk University, South Korea, in the field of Ionic Polymer Metal Composites for the development of Artificial Muscles, Robotic Actuators and Dynamic Sensors.

He earned his PhD degree in the field of Ionomers (Ion-containing Polymers), from Chosun University, South Korea. He successfully served as an Editor to three books, published by world renowned publishers. He published numerous high-quality papers, and book chapters. He is serving as an Editor and editorial/review board member to many International SCI and Non-SCI journals. He has attracted a few important research grants from industry and academia. His research interests include but not limited to the Development of Ionomer/Polyelectrolyte/non-ionic Polymer Nanocomposites/Blends for Smart and Industrial/Engineering Applications.

Dr. Hamida-Tun-Nisa Chisti is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Srinagar, India. She has received her B.Sc. Hons., Masters and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, and later has joined her services as Lecturer in 2008  at NIT Srinagar. Her research focus is in the fields of Inorganic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and Material Chemistry. She has published several research articles in international journals of repute. She has authored 4 books and 6 book chapters. She is a Member Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), ACS and also a life member of the Asian Polymer Association, Indian Council of Chemists, Life member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Hong Kong, Life member of Eco Ethics International Union (EEIU), Germany and many more. She is also serving as a reviewer for many journals.