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Thursday, 25 September 2014

New ICN2 Book: Bio- and Bioinspired Nanomaterials

The book, edited by CSIC Research Prof. Daniel Ruiz-Molina, Group Leader of the ICN2 Nanostructured Functional Materials Group (Nanosfun), Dr. Fernando Novio and Dr. Claudio Roscini, both members of the same group, offers a comprehensive overview of nanomaterials that are inspired by or targeted at biology.

Researchers from ICN2 have edited a new book entitled “Bio- and Bioinspired Nanomaterials”, which offers a comprehensive overview of nanomaterials that are inspired by or targeted at biology. CSIC Research Prof. Daniel Ruiz-Molina, Group Leader of the ICN2 Nanostructured Functional Materials Group (Nanosfun), Dr. Fernando Novio and Dr. Claudio Roscini, both members of the same group, coordinated the valuable contributions from top-level scientists to illustrate how bionanomaterials could lead to novel devices or structures with unique properties.

The first and second part cover the most relevant synthetic and bioinspired nanomaterials, including surfaces with extreme wettability properties, functional materials with improved adhesion or structural and functional systems based on the complex and hierarchical organization of natural composites. These lessons from nature are explored in the last section where bioinspired materials are proposed for biomedical applications, showing their potential for future applications in drug delivery, theragnosis, and regenerative medicine.

The book is a navigational guide aimed at advanced and specialist readers, while equally relevant for readers in research, academia or private companies focused on high added-value contributions. Young researchers will also find this an indispensable guide in choosing or continuing to work in this stimulating area, which involves a wide range of disciplines, including chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, biology, and medicine.

Book reference:

Daniel Ruiz-Molina, Fernando Novio, Claudio Roscini. Bio- and Bioinspired Nanomaterials. ISBN: 978-3-527-33581-7.Wiley,  October 2014.

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-3527675841.html