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Commercialization of Nanotechnologies–A Case Study Approach

  • Dermot Brabazon
  • Eva Pellicer
  • Fatima Zivic
  • Jordi Sort
  • Maria Dolors Baró
  • Nenad Grujovic
  • Kwang-Leong Choy


  • Reviews applied nanomaterials and nanotechnologies in different sectors: medicine, NEMS/MEMS, micro power generators and energy related sectors

  • Reviews already established results and state-of-the-art research in material development, nanomaterial properties and practical applications in specific fields

  • Provides insights into both the material development levels and aspects of practical end applications

  • Aimed at young researchers and professionals in this area, as a review of current state of development from aspects of different expertise: from medical applications to engineering


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Fatima Zivic, Nenad Grujovic, Inam Ul Ahad, Dermot Brabazon
    Pages 1-14
  3. Shei Sia Su, Isaac Chang
    Pages 15-29
  4. Igor Hut, Lidija Matija, Milica Peric, Petar Nikolovski, Svetlana Pelemis
    Pages 31-72
  5. Jin Zhang, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort
    Pages 99-115
  6. Jelena Manojlović
    Pages 153-175
  7. Nenad Filipovic, Dejan Petrovic, Milica Nikolic, Svetlana Jovanovic, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Nebojsa Zdravkovic
    Pages 177-204
  8. Suzana Miljković, Marija Tomić, Igor Hut, Svetlana Pelemis
    Pages 205-226
  9. Fatima Zivic, Nenad Grujovic, Slobodan Mitrovic, Inam Ul Ahad, Dermot Brabazon
    Pages 227-273
  10. Nenad Petrovic, Mirjana Janicijevic Petrovic, Suncica Sreckovic, Svetlana Jovanovic, Dusan Todorovic, Tatjana Sarenac Vulovic
    Pages 275-297

About this book


This book covers diverse areas in which nanoscience and nanotechnology have led to significant technological advances and practical applications, with special emphasis on novel types of nanomaterials and their applicability into a new generation of nano- and micro-devices. Different nanomaterials are reviewed with a focus on several practical application areas and their commercial utilization. Production technologies of nanomaterials are presented as one of the challenges today. Sectors where nanotechnology has already significantly contributed are presented, along with specific nanotechnology solutions: energy related sectors, NEMS/MEMS, micro power generators, spintronics and healthcare. The basic properties and applications of nanostructured thermoelectric materials, ferroelectric and piezoelectric nanomaterials are reviewed. Examples of several developed thin-film thermogenerators are shown. A review of existing solutions and developing challenges are given regarding sustainable energy production, photovoltaics, solar cells, hydrogen economy and improved classes of batteries as contributions to green products and circular economy. Novel, highly promising areas in nanotechnology, are shown, such as voltage-driven nano-spintronics. Recent advances in friction characterisation at the nano level are described. Several proven nanomaterials have been reviewed pertaining to biomedicine. The use of nanomaterials in ophthalmology and cosmetic industry are reviewed, and the potential for silver nanoparticles and iron-based nanomaterials in biomedicine, also with recognised challenges and possible threats of non-controlled use of nanomaterials.

This work is the result of joint efforts of different companies, academic, and research institutions participating in WIMB Tempus project, 543898-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-ES-TEMPUS-JPHES, "Development of Sustainable Interrelations between Education, Research and Innovation at WBC Universities in Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials where Innovation Means Business", co-funded by the Tempus Programme of the European Union.


Nanomaterials Nanotechnology in medicine Nanotechnology in MEMS and NEMS Nano-spintronics Nanotechnology in energy sectors WIMB Project Nanotechnology in ophthalmology Nanoscience in healthcare

Editors and affiliations

  • Dermot Brabazon
    • 1
  • Eva Pellicer
    • 2
  • Fatima Zivic
    • 3
  • Jordi Sort
    • 4
  • Maria Dolors Baró
    • 5
  • Nenad Grujovic
    • 6
  • Kwang-Leong Choy
    • 7
  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringDublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  3. 3.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of KragujevacKragujevacSerbia
  4. 4.ICREA Physics DepartmentUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  5. 5.Physics DepartmentAutonomous University of BarcelonaBellateraSpain
  6. 6.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of KragujevacKragujevacSerbia
  7. 7.Institute for Materials DiscoveryUniversity College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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