Neural Engineering

From Advanced Biomaterials to 3D Fabrication Techniques

  • Lijie Grace Zhang
  • David L. Kaplan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Se-Jun Lee, Wei Zhu, Nathan Castro, Lijie Grace Zhang
    Pages 1-24
  3. Elizabeth J. Sandquist, Metin Uz, Anup D. Sharma, Bhavika B. Patel, Surya K. Mallapragada, Donald S. Sakaguchi
    Pages 25-81
  4. Devon A. Bowser, Michael J. Moore
    Pages 83-121
  5. Stephanie Knowlton, Dan Li, Fulya Ersoy, Yong Ku Cho, Savas Tasoglu
    Pages 123-144
  6. Elisabeth M. Steel, Harini G. Sundararaghavan
    Pages 145-179
  7. Melike Sever, Idil Uyan, Ayse B. Tekinay, Mustafa O. Guler
    Pages 181-206
  8. Wei Zhu, Nathan Castro, Brent Harris, Lijie Grace Zhang
    Pages 207-226
  9. Charlie Rodenkirch, Brian Schriver, Qi Wang
    Pages 227-259
  10. Xiufang Guo, Frank Sommerhage, Christopher McAleer, Candace Martin, Christopher Long, Ying Wang et al.
    Pages 261-298
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 299-306

About this book


This book covers the principles of advanced 3D fabrication techniques, stem cells and biomaterials for neural engineering. Renowned contributors cover topics such as neural tissue regeneration, peripheral and central nervous system repair, brain-machine interfaces and in vitro nervous system modeling. Within these areas, focus remains on exciting and emerging technologies such as highly developed neuroprostheses and the communication channels between the brain and prostheses, enabling technologies that are beneficial for development of therapeutic interventions, advanced fabrication techniques such as 3D bioprinting, photolithography, microfluidics, and subtractive fabrication, and the engineering of implantable neural grafts.

There is a strong focus on stem cells and 3D bioprinting technologies throughout the book, including working with embryonic, fetal, neonatal, and adult stem cells and a variety of sophisticated 3D bioprinting methods for neural engineering applications. There is also a strong focus on biomaterials, including various conductive biomaterials and biomimetic nanomaterials such as carbon-based nanomaterials and engineered 3D nanofibrous scaffolds for neural tissue regeneration. Finally, two chapters on in vitro nervous system models are also included, which cover this topic in the context of studying physiology and pathology of the human nervous system, and for use in drug discovery research. This is an essential book for biomedical engineers, neuroscientists, neurophysiologists, and industry professionals.


3D Bioprinting Additive Manufacturing Conductive Biomaterials Electrospinning for Central Nervous System Nerve Guidance Conduit Nerve Regeneration Neural Biomaterials Neural Engineering Neural Nanomaterials Neurotropic Factor Delivery Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Lijie Grace Zhang
    • 1
  • David L. Kaplan
    • 2
  1. 1.& Aero Eng., Biomed.Eng & MedicineThe George Washington Univ.,Dept of MechWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Dept of Biomedical EngineeringTufts University,Stern Family Prof.MedfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31431-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31433-4
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