© 2016

Carbon Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

  • Mei Zhang
  • Rajesh R. Naik
  • Liming Dai

Part of the Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering book series (SSBSE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Carbon Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rumei Cheng, Yuhua Xue
      Pages 31-80
    3. Jun Li, Foram Ranjeet Madiyar, LuxiZhang Swisher
      Pages 113-143
    4. Min Wang, Yingying Huang, Felipe F. Sperandio, Liyi Huang, Sulbha K. Sharma, Pawel Mroz et al.
      Pages 145-200
    5. Laurel M. Burk, Yueh Z. Lee, Jianping Lu, Otto Zhou
      Pages 201-225
    6. Russell Wang, Ramazan Kayacan, Cenker Küçükeşmen
      Pages 227-240
    7. Yufei Ma, Jie Huang, He Shen, Mengxin Zhang, Saijie Song, Zhijun Zhang
      Pages 241-267
    8. Yong Lin Kong, Manu S. Mannoor, Michael C. McAlpine
      Pages 269-297
    9. Yun Kyung Jung, Yuri Choi, Byeong-Su Kim
      Pages 299-317
    10. Ivan Řehoř, Jitka Šlegerová, Jan Havlík, Helena Raabová, Jakub Hývl, Eva Muchová et al.
      Pages 319-361
  3. Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications: From Carbon Nanomaterials to Biomimetic/Bioinspired Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Rajesh Kumar, Hyun-Jun Kim, Il-Kwon Oh
      Pages 365-420
    3. Christopher N. Lam, Dongsook Chang, Bradley D. Olsen
      Pages 445-480
    4. Kristina Runas, Noah Malmstadt
      Pages 501-532
    5. Sha Jin, Huantong Yao, Erika Ellis
      Pages 533-542

About this book


This book covers a wide range of topics relating to carbon nanomaterials, from synthesis and functionalization to applications in advanced biomedical devices and systems. As they possess unique and attractive chemical, physical, optical, and even magnetic properties for various applications, considerable effort has been made to employ carbon nanomaterials (e.g., fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanodiamond) as new materials for the development of novel biomedical tools, such as diagnostic sensors, imaging agents, and drug/gene delivery systems for both diagnostics and clinical treatment. Tremendous progress has been made and the scattered literature continues to grow rapidly.

With chapters by world-renowned experts providing an overview of the state of the science as well as an understanding of the challenges that lie ahead, Carbon Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications is essential reading not only for experienced scientists and engineers in biomedical and nanomaterials areas, but also for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in materials science and engineering, chemistry, and biology.


Artificial Teeth and Bones Biomedical Diagnostics Biomedical Imaging Biomimetic/Bioinspired Systems Biosensors Carbon Nanomaterials Carbon Nanomaterials, Surface Modification Carbon Nanomaterials, Synthesis Cell Tracking Cytotoxicity Diseases Treatment Drug Delivery Gene Delivery Genotoxicity Tissue Engineering Regenerative

Editors and affiliations

  • Mei Zhang
    • 1
  • Rajesh R. Naik
    • 2
  • Liming Dai
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Soft Matter Materials BranchAir Force Research LaboratoryDaytonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Macromolecular ScienceCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

About the editors

Mei Zhang is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  She also holds a joint appointment in University Hospitals-Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. Zhang's expertise ranges across the synthesis and characterization of polymers and nanomaterials, nanotechnology, tumor immunology, and immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer. Her primary research interest is to apply polymer materials to the design and development of novel nanoparticle systems for multifunctional applications, including gene drug delivery, biomedical imaging, and bio-energy systems (e.g., bio-fuel cells).

Rajesh Naik is the Research Group Leader in the Soft Matter Materials Branch of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Air Force Research Laboratory. Naik’s expertise is in the area of biomaterials, nanomaterials, and bionanotechnology. His interests is primarily in developing biomimetic materials and devices for aerospace applications.

Liming Dai is the Kent Hale Smith Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He is also director of the Center of Advanced Science and Engineering for Carbon (CASE4Carbon). Before joining the CWRU, he was an associate professor of polymer engineering at the University of Akron and the Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair Professor of Nanomaterials at the University of Dayton. Dr. Dai’s expertise lies across the synthesis, chemical modification and device fabrication of conjugated polymers and carbon nanomaterials for energy-related and biomedical applications.

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