Polymer Nanocomposites in Biomedical Engineering

  • Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni
  • Deepalekshmi Ponnamma
  • Mariappan Rajan
  • Basheer Ahmed
  • Mariam Ali S A Al-Maadeed

Part of the Lecture Notes in Bioengineering book series (LNBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rajan Choudhary, Mohit Saraswat, Senthil Kumar Venkatraman
    Pages 1-28
  3. Amanda Murawski, Rashid Diaz, Sarah Inglesby, Khristal Delabar, Rafael L. Quirino
    Pages 29-55
  4. S. S. M. Abdul Majeed, Aqib Muzaffar, Kalim Deshmukh, M. Basheer Ahamed
    Pages 57-84
  5. Kalim Deshmukh, Sowmya Sankaran, M. Basheer Ahamed, S. K. Khadheer Pasha
    Pages 111-165
  6. Mariappan Rajan, Murugan Sumathra
    Pages 167-204
  7. Jenifer Joseph, Kalim Deshmukh, Tran Tung, K. Chidambaram, S. K. Khadheer Pasha
    Pages 205-233
  8. Aqib Muzaffar, Kalim Deshmukh, M. Basheer Ahamed, S. K. Khadheer Pasha
    Pages 299-329
  9. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni, Sunita Rattan, Sadiya Waseem, Snehal Kargirwar Brahme, Subhash B. Kondawar, S. Ghosh et al.
    Pages 331-373
  10. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni, Deepalekshmi Ponnamma, Mariappan Rajan, M. Basheer Ahamed, Mariam Ali S A Al-Maadeed
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


This book presents a thorough discussion of the physics, biology, chemistry and medicinal science behind a new and important area of materials science and engineering: polymer nanocomposites. The tremendous opportunities of polymer nanocomposites in the biomedical field arise from their multitude of applications and their ability to satisfy the vastly different functional requirements for each of these applications. In the biomedical field, a polymer nanocomposite system must meet certain design and functional criteria, including biocompatibility, biodegradability, mechanical properties, and, in some cases, aesthetic demands. 

The content of this book builds on what has been learnt in elementary courses about synthesising polymers, different nanoparticles, polymer composites, biomedical requirements, uses of polymer nanocomposites in medicine as well as medical devices and the major mechanisms involved during each application. The impact of hybrid nanofillers and synergistic composite mixtures which are used extensively or show promising outcomes in the biomedical field are also discussed. These novel materials vary from inorganic/ceramic-reinforced nanocomposites for mechanical property improvement to peptide-based nanomaterials, with the chemistry designed to render the entire material biocompatible. 


Polymer nanocomposites Biocompatibility Hybrid nanofillers Biodegradability 3D printing techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni
    • 1
  • Deepalekshmi Ponnamma
    • 2
  • Mariappan Rajan
    • 3
  • Basheer Ahmed
    • 4
  • Mariam Ali S A Al-Maadeed
    • 5
  1. 1.Smart Medical Devices Lab, College of EngineeringQatar UniversityDohaQatar
  2. 2.Center for Advanced MaterialsQatar UniversityDohaQatar
  3. 3.School of ChemistryMadurai Kamaraj UniversityMaduraiIndia
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsB.S. Abdur Rahman UniversityChennaiIndia
  5. 5.Building H10, Office E131, Zone 6Qatar UniversityDohaQatar

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04740-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04741-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-271X
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-2728
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