Skin Biophysics

From Experimental Characterisation to Advanced Modelling

  • Georges Limbert

Part of the Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials book series (SMTEB, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Helen K. Graham, Alexander Eckersley, Matiss Ozols, Kieran T. Mellody, Michael J. Sherratt
    Pages 1-18
  3. Georges Limbert
    Pages 19-76
  4. Adrian Buganza Tepole, Arun K. Gosain
    Pages 77-100
  5. Adrian Buganza Tepole
    Pages 101-133
  6. Georges Limbert, Damien Pond, Andrew McBride
    Pages 135-192
  7. Johannes Weickenmeier, Edoardo Mazza
    Pages 193-213
  8. Jean-Marc Allain, Barbara Lynch, Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein
    Pages 235-263
  9. Aisling Ní Annaidh, Michel Destrade
    Pages 265-280
  10. Marc A. Masen, Noor Veijgen, Michel Klaassen
    Pages 281-295

About this book


This book presents state-of-the-art experimental and modelling techniques for skin biophysics that are currently used in academic and industrial research. It also identifies current and future challenges, as well as a growing number of opportunities in this exciting research field. The book covers the basics of skin physiology, biology, microstructural and material properties, and progressively introduces the reader to established experimental characterisation protocols and modelling approaches. Advanced topics in modelling theories and numerical implementation are also presented.

The book focusses especially on:
1.    Basic physiology, molecular biology, microstructural and material properties of the skin.
2.    Experimental characterisation techniques for the skin (including imaging): in vivo and in vitro techniques and combination of those with in silico approaches.
3.    State-of-the-art constitutive models of the skin: elastic, anelastic and mechanobiological formulations (e.g. growth, ageing, healing).
4.    Applications: mechanics, damage, biological growth, healing, ageing and skin tribology.

This book is addressed to postgraduate students in biomedical/mechanical/civil engineering, (bio)physics and applied mathematics, postdoctoral researchers, as well as scientists and engineers working in academia and industry engaged in skin research, particularly, if at the cross-roads of physical experiments, imaging and modelling. The book is also be of interest to clinicians/biologists who wish to learn about the possibilities offered by modern engineering techniques for skin science research and, by so doing, provide them with an incentive to broaden their outlook, engage more widely with the non-clinical research communities and, ultimately, help cross-fertilising new ideas that will lead to better treatment plans and engineering solutions.


Experimental Characterisation of Skin Stratum Corneum Modeling Skin Friction Skin Mechanics Skin Mechanobiology Skin Microstructural Properties Skin Tribology

Editors and affiliations

  • Georges Limbert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical SciencesUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-13278-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-13279-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-2006
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-2014
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